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Adding Polymer Clay to your Metal Clay Designs - Cool Tools
Polymer Clay and Metal Clay offer endless possibilities when combined together. In this project you will learn tips and tricks while creating a silver pendant, from PMC3, with an oval Polymer Clay center. Get started by working with metal clay and creating the back bezel.
Affirmation Bracelet - Cool Tools
Create an elegant metal clay link bracelet using the AlphaDisc Lettering System and Jewelry Shape Templates. The links feature integrated findings that are connected with jump rings. Each link is embellished with 3 sweet flower buds for a clean, sophisticated look. Create an entire collection using this idea with variations on embellishments and shapes.
Lisel Crowley, jewelry artist and instructor, visited Cool Tools to show us how easy it is to coil precious metal silver clay and add detail to this pendant. She uses Cool Tools Bezel Templates to create a seamless bezel for the centerpiece of this pendant.
This UK based site features video tutorials on a large variety of jewellery related topics including metal clay, beading, chain maille, lampwork, mixed media, stringing, knotting and wirework. Subscription is £24 or $45 for a year.
Let Kristy Walden from Fire Mountain Gems and Beads show you how to turn a twig into fine silver jewelry in this step-by-step Art Clay video tutorial.
Learn how to create cork clay supports, natural items and use the syringe to create this lacy Chinese lantern.
Copper and Silver Clay Marbled Ring - Jackie Truty
Jackie Truty uses Art Clay World's copper and silver metal clay together for beautiful marbled rings in this extended lesson on Beads, Baubles and Jewels.
Designer-artist and jewelry-making product developer Lisa Pavelka shows you how to create fine silver Steampunk-style components using metal clay and her silicone texture plate stamps. Watch and learn how to fire custom metal clay components and finish them to a shine. Lisa also shows you some of the designs that are possible using your original components.
Designing with Organic Objects - Cool Tools
Incorporating nature into your designs results in some of the most beautiful and appealing jewelry. Almost nothing can match the beauty and intricacy of an organic, botanical object. In this project video, learn how to turn organic objects, straight from your garden, into stunning, fine silver jewelry.
Emerald Tea Ring using PMC Pro - Cool Tools
In this workshop, Mardel Rein shows you how to create a delicate ring using only 3 grams of PMC PRO silver alloy clay, the Emerald Tea Ring is low cost and as durable as sterling silver. Create fine jewelry using PMC PRO that stands up to daily wear. Dowload a pdf of this tutorial here.
Fantastic tutorial for advanced students. Includes texturing and making hinges.
Owl Pendant Part 1 - Beads Direct
This owl is a more advanced project using Art Clay silver but once finished he's really easy to turn into a wearable pendant necklace. This part of the tutorial shows you how to create all the parts needed for the owl. You will assemble them later.
Owl Pendant Part 2 - Beads Direct
In this part you will learn how to use syringe clay to assemble the owl. This more advanced project is perfect when you're used to working with Art Clay Silver.
Owl Pendant Part 3 - Beads Direct
This is the final part of the Art Clay Silver owl pendant tutorial.
PMC Pro Diamond Necklace - Cool Tools
Learn to fire diamonds in any metal clay. Mardel Rein demonstrates her method for firing genuine diamonds and other heat sensitive stones. Watch as she makes a very simple necklace from PMC PRO and embeds a large diamond in the clay. The diamond survives beautifully!
Candace Gates uses her Dynasty Aegean texture sheet and PMC to create a gorgeous, intricately textured ring with a split-shank, adjustable band. She creates a prong-style setting in the center of the decorative element for the ring and sets the ring with a fire-in-place gemstone, then accents the finished design with gold pen-plating.
Jackie Truty shares the technique for making a scroll work filigree quilled pendant.
Have a browse through the video tutorials from Rio Grande. They cover metal clay, bronze clay, copper clay, jewelry making, how to use tools videos, resin, forging metal, stone setting, patination and lots of other things. Well worth a browse.
Kristy Walden demonstrates how to create a chain of fine silver links using silver metal clay in this video tutorial. From Fire Mountain Gems.
Spiral Book Pendant in Metal Clay - Cool Tools
Miniature books and lockets can make the most beautiful and intricate jewelry. Adding your own personal touch to the pages in your book can really personalize your designs.
In this project, learn to make a spiral book pendant, and see how this advanced technique can set your jewelry designs apart from all the rest.
This spiral book is a beautiful little pendant that features a silver front and back cover and a spiral binding. Inside this book are pages cut out from various mementos and personal items. The coolest thing about a spiral book is it looks beautiful on the outside, and on the inside are beautiful pages that tell a story.
Syringe Pendant - Cool Tools
Syringe can be used for many things when designing with metal clay. The syringe is the perfect tool for creating ornate and delicate jewelry. In this project video, learn to make a 3-layer PMC Syringe pendant with a few simple tips and techniques.
Textured Silver Clay Dragon Ring - Rio Grande
Great tutorial showing a textured wrap around ring using Dynasty Stamp texture sheets.
USB Flash Drive Tutorial - Metal Clays
Wild Roses Necklace - Cool Tools
Create a beautiful metal clay link necklace using Jewelry Artist Elements textures or other texture. The links feature integrated findings that can be connected with jump rings or rivets. You'll learn to use how to use a very cool product called Jett Sett (a plastic vice fixturing compound that you just have to have in your studio) to make a delicate rivet very easily. Download a pdf tutorial of this project here.