Clay is a great material to make unique pieces out of, without extensive experience of forming and shaping Silver. Sometimes the clay is made up of a precious metal like Silver, and sometimes it’s made up of a non-precious material like FIMO clay which is available in various colours. Here we’ve put together a guide on all things clay to help you along your jewellery making journey.
Clay jewellery making is when you use clay to create a shape which is then dried out in some way, depending on which type of clay you are using.
Video: Make a Silver clay heart pendant
What you need for clay jewellery making
- A ceramic surface to work on
- A blade set to cut the clay – Most sets include at least one straight blade, one flexible blade and one ripple blade
- A craft knife to cut the clay
- An acrylic roller to roll the clay
- A beading awl or handheld pin drill to make holes
- Shape cutters to cut shapes
- A ruler to measure the correct amounts
- A conventional oven (for non-precious clay)
- A pasta machine to roll the clay
- A basic set of sculpting tools to sculpt specific designs
Clay projects to get you started
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