Guide to Metal Clay Tools

Precious Metal Clay

Looking to build on your collection of metal clay tools? Whether you’re a complete beginner and just need the essentials or you’d like to take your metal clay jewellery making into the realms of stone settings and ring making, find our comprehensive guide to metal clay tools below. Metal clay tools and supplies for beginners Check out the metal clay tools that we’d recommend … [Read more...]

How to Fire Bronze Metal Clay

How to Fire Bronze Metal Clay

Experimenting with metal clay jewellery designs? Ever thought about trying bronze? If you haven’t already tried out Prometheus Bronze clay, this metal clay is simple to work with and will give you a professional result in no time at all. To help you get the finish you’re looking for, use our guide on how to fire bronze metal clay. With some straightforward Prometheus bronze … [Read more...]

Ideas to entertain the children this summer

Summer

We are already a number of weeks into the summer school holidays with a good few more still to go, so if you are struggling to entertain your little ones and the coffers are looking slightly depleted, here are a few ideas to keep them busy without emptying your bank account completely. Fimo Air Basic White 500g and Fimo Modelling Tools Pack of 4 Clay is a great way to … [Read more...]

Introduction To Precious Metal Clay

Precious Metal Clay (PMC)

If you’re starting out in your journey as a jewellery maker, you’ll be learning about the different tools and techniques for making something special. One of the best materials for a beginner is precious metal clay (or PMC). With that in mind, we’ve created a handy introduction to precious metal clay to help you get started. In this blog, we’ll talk you through how to use … [Read more...]

Top 5 Essential Clay Tools

Essential Clay Tools

Delving into the art of silver clay jewellery making? Silver Clay jewellery expert Lori Ridgway of Lori Ridgway Jewellery provides us with a list of her top 5 essential clay tools to help you get started.   Badger balm – 700 575   The first tool is Badger Balm. Badger Balm you need for wherever your clay is going to touch any items like your … [Read more...]

Carving Metal Clay: How To Get Creative With PMC

Precious Metal Clay Mould

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 on carving metal clay and learn how to get creative with a vast … [Read more...]

Fimo Kids Review

Fimo Kids Set

By Joanna Varney Anyone who reads this blog regularly will know that I am a big fan of Fimo, so I positively leapt at the opportunity to review the new Fimo Kids range which is new to Cooksongold this year. The range consists of standard individual blocks plus a series of kits all designed with children in mind and made from an extra soft Fimo formula suitable for small … [Read more...]

How To Fire Precious Metal Clay

red hot pmc

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 yet? Get to know PMC in more detail with our Guide To Precious Metal … [Read more...]

Books Perfect for Jewellery Makers This Christmas

Metal Patination Techniques For Jewellers and Metalsmiths by Matthew Runfola

A good book to read over the Christmas break can take many forms. Maybe you like comedy, period dramas or perhaps a bit of crime fiction? If you or a jeweller you know prefers to take a more factual approach on the other hand, our non-fiction jewellery making books might just be what you are looking for. We stock a wide selection of texts, covering a broad range of creative … [Read more...]

Craft Ideas for Children

FIMO Mermaid Kids Form and Play Polymer Clay Set

By Jo Varney We are now a good way through the school Summer holidays, and if you have exhausted the obligatory children’s entertainment that is the park, cinema, nature trail, soft play centre, beach, swimming pool, Xbox and farm parks, it might just be time to try a little bit of craft. Many of you may shy away from the mess and horror that can be created from paint, glue … [Read more...]