Prometheus Kilns: What are the differences?

Kilns

Prometheus Kilns As you know, there are a number of Prometheus Kilns on the market but what are the main differences between them? We investigated and reported our findings below Prometheus Mini Kiln Pro-1 With Digital Controller Prometheus Mini Kiln Pro1-prg Programmable with Timer  Prometheus Mini Kiln Pro1- prg Preset For Metal Clay Prometheus Kiln … [Read more...]

How To Carve Wax For Jewellery Making

Wax Blocks

If you’re used to traditional metalsmithing, then adapting to something like wax carving can feel like a challenge at first. With metalsmithing you often add decorative elements to a foundational piece, whether it’s adding a stone or a decorative gallery strip. But when it comes to wax carving jewellery, the exact opposite applies. You start with a piece of wax and slowly take … [Read more...]

Book Review: Beginner’s Guide to Enamelling

Beginner's Guide to Enamelling

By Jo Varney Beginner's Guide to Enamelling by Dorothy Cockrell - 999 A182 Search Press specialise in producing practical art and craft books suitable for all skill levels. Their simplistic but thorough approach is ideal for beginners but also useful for those with more experience and the Beginners Guide to Enamelling falls nicely into that category. Written by Dorothy … [Read more...]

How To Make A PMC Ring

Top Questions Answered About Silver Clay

Thinking about using your existing clay jewellery design know-how and how to take that further? Learning how to make a PMC ring is an excellent way of improving your metal clay design skills and concentrating on minor details will really make your PMC rings stand out. Follow our tutorial on how to make metal clay rings and produce a new design that you can adapt and improve … [Read more...]

Tutorial: How to Make a Art Clay Silver Heart Set with Stones

Silver Art Clay Tutorial

Make a beautiful textured heart set with stones perfect for a significant other's birthday, Valentine’s Day or a special occasion using Silver Art Clay You will need: 7g Art Clay Silver Art Clay Silver Syringe Heart Cutter pack set 6 Brass Plate Large Flowers Synthetic Ruby, Round, 3,4,5mm, Pack of 14 Sterling Silver 12/18 Plain Trace, Loose … [Read more...]

Top Questions Answered About Silver Clay

Top Questions Answered About Silver Clay

Silver Clay was invented in Japan in the 1990s by metallurgist Masaki Morikawa. For many, it has been a revelation which has allowed fine jewellery to be made simply. Without the need for years of training or multiple sets of expensive tools. However, there are those who still believe it to be nothing short of witchcraft. After all, how can clay be real silver? Here we will … [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...]

Jewellery Making Wire: The Basics

jewellery making wire understanding the basics

Wire forms the backbone of many a workshop – whatever you’re latest design, whatever your jewellery making style, wire can often play a central role in jewellery making.  But if you are not familiar with wire in all of its available shapes, gauges and uses just where should you start? Round Wire – is your basic, everyday essential material that virtually no workshop can do … [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...]