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...]

Make a Art Clay Silver Leaf Pendant

We partnered with Emma Seward, a budding jeweller and gardener, to create this Art Clay Silver Leaf Pendant tutorial. The piece clearly shows how Emma loves to create pieces that combine these two loves. Read on to see her step-by-step guide: Materials and Tools list  Art Clay Silver 10g paste  Silver embeddable bail Ultra Polishing Pads Pack of 20 Emery Stick … [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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

Technique Focus: Setting Cubic Zirconia into Precious Metal Clay

By Jo Varney I recently wrote an article based on some experiments I completed, based around setting Swarovski Gemstones™ into PMC.  The results were mixed but essentially successful, however during my research I read much on the general consensus that CZs (Cubic Zirconia) are safe to set directly into precious metal clay, so I have now put this to the test. Read on … [Read more...]