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...]

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...]

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...]

Designer of the Month: Annamarie McHugh

toadstool house

A variety of materials go into the pieces made by Annamarie, including silver and enamel, with the designs in her handmade jewellery collection being inspired mainly by fantasy and faeries. In the following Designer of the Month interview, we spoke to her about her background, what she has learnt from her time as a jeweller and more… Let us know a bit about yourself, … [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...]

Top Gift Ideas for Jewellers 2018

Greenlion saw frame

If you are looking for a gift to treat the jeweller in your life this Christmas, then read on. Right now our range of jewellery making materials and supplies is brimming with luxurious gift ideas ideal for both professional and beginner metalsmiths and craft workers, who are looking for the perfect addition to their workspace. Already have that special gift sorted and need a … [Read more...]

Designer of the Month: Claire Wrixton

Gemstone Pendants

With over 10 years’ experience of using silver clay to make jewellery, Claire is now developing her silversmithing technique. She likes to take inspiration for her designs from a number of sources, including her home county of Dorset and the Jurassic coast. Read on to find out more about her work… Let us know a bit about yourself, detailing your background, study and … [Read more...]

Designer of the Month: Anca Popescu

Anca Popescu design 1

Jewellery maker Anca gave up her career in engineering to start her own jewellery business, and now makes a wide range of pieces by using traditional techniques as well as crocheting. Learn more about her unique jewellery designs by reading about her work in this interview… Let us know a bit about yourself, detailing your background, study and training in the jewellery … [Read more...]

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 be used to revive semi-dried PMC to give it a slightly longer … [Read more...]