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    Carving Metal Clay: How To Get Creative With PMC

    If you’ve already had an introduction to PMC and covered the basics of working with metal clay, you may want to take your PMC projects to the next level. Carving metal clay is certainly one way of taking that next step and producing precious metal clay jewellery that is completely unique. Read our guide below […]

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    How To Fire Precious Metal Clay

    Just started working with precious metal clay and unsure of the best way to finish your design? When it comes to firing PMC there are various routes you can take. Here we’ll outline how to fire precious metal clay using simple techniques for beginners. Not ready to learn how to fire precious metal clay just […]

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    How To Seal Polymer Clay

    New to polymer clay? You may be wondering how to go about putting the finishing touches to your polymer clay creations. Do you need to seal it once it’s been baked? What do you use to glaze polymer clay? Should you use resin? Or a specific polymer clay sealant? Read our guide below on how […]

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    Using PMC Aqua with Precious Metal Clay

    PMC Aqua is one of the newest and most exciting innovations to come out of Mitsubishi Materials Trading Corporation, and it will revolutionise the way you work with all types of PMC. As the name suggests, PMC Aqua is a liquid which can actually rehydrate PMC back to its original working state. Typically, water can […]

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    How to Mix Polymer Clay Colours

    FIMO Professional clay can be used to make all kinds of unique jewellery creations. To help you craft them just as you imagined, we want to show you how you can mix virtually any colour you desire. Using the FIMO colour wheel, you can create 176 colours from just five primary colour clays. What colours […]

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    How To Make A Cross Pendant With Art Clay Silver

    It’s hard to beat precious metal clay for its simplicity and ease of use. What’s more, the finished results can be striking, all of which makes it a very satisfying material to work with. Whether you’re trying this technique for the first time, or looking for some fresh inspiration, this cross pendant tutorial will show […]

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    How To Make Silicone Moulds For Polymer Clay

    Do you frequently use polymer clay in your jewellery making? And find that you’re a little tired of the moulds you re-use time and time again? For a fresh take on your polymer clay pieces, consider learning how to make your own silicone moulds for polymer clay pieces at home. This will give you a […]

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    Top Tools for Working with Precious Metal Clay

    Precious metal clay is a fabulously accessible material which happily requires few actual tools to work with. Instead, with a few simple accessories and consumables, it is perfectly possible to produce professional looking jewellery from metal clay at a fraction of the cost of a traditional jeweller’s set-up. In this post, we are taking a […]

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    Review: The Art of Metal Clay

    By Jo Varney The Art of Metal Clay was first published in 2003 and has become one of the best selling guides to working with metal clay. As working techniques with this relatively new material have evolved since its original publication, Sherri Haab has now updated her original book to include the following: The new […]

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    Guide To PMC: Precious Metal Clay For Beginners

    What is precious metal clay? For those not familiar with PMC or Precious Metal Clay, it is a clay based craft material made from tiny metal particles, an organic binding agent and water, which can be modelled and shaped just like normal clay. Once dried and fired it becomes a solid piece of sintered metal. […]

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    Review: PMC Flex

    by Jo Varney PMC Flex is a relatively new addition to the popular metal clay range produced by Mitsubishi and boasts some extremely useful qualities which will be to the benefit of most people working with the material. Most notably, PMC Flex has a much longer working time than the original formula making it ideal […]

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    Cooksongold Blog: Fimo Christmas Decorations Part 1

    Fimo Christmas Decorations: Festive fun for the Kids!! If you have an afternoon to spare this festive season, this is a simple and inexpensive project which will entertain the kids and produce some unique decorations for your tree! You will need: Packs of Fimo (I used 5  x‘Effects’ colours: glitter white, glitter red, glitter purple, […]

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