Silver clay is a wonderfully versatile substance which is relatively new to the field of jewelery-making. It is simple to use and because of that it enables people to make beautiful jewelery without many years of training as silversmiths. It consists of minute particles of pure silver mixed with a non-toxic organic binder, which binds the silver particles together to form a clay-like substance. In the clay form it can be manipulated just like clay – it can be rolled, flattened, cut with a blade, pressed into molds, impressed with shapes and textures – in fact anything you can do with ordinary ceramic clay. You can also set stones into it.