Metal Clay Video Tutorials and Guides for Beginners

This page has links to videos or embedded videos that have valuable information, guides and tutorials about metal clay for beginners.

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Accent Gold for Silver - from Metal Clays


Basic soldering tools part one - from Cool Tools

Basic soldering tools part two - from Cool Tools

Bead TV

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.

Carving Dry PMC - Tim McCreight from Ganoksin


Conforming Die for Metal Clay Molds - Cool Tools

Great video showing you how to cut down on the amount of clay you use when you use molds to make items.



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Different Types of Silver Metal Clay from Delphi Glass

Different Types of PMC from The PMC Studio

Drying Metal Clay - The PMC Studio

Firing Sterling Silver with Metal Clay from Cool Tools


Gemstones to use with Metal Clay from The PMC Studio

How to solder a simple sterling bail - from Cool Tools

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How to straighten wire - from Cool Tools

How to fill a butane torch - Art Jewelry Magazine


How to use the Lortone tumble polisher - from Cool Tools

How to get a mirror finish on a fired piece of metal clay - from Cool Tools


Introduction to Fine Silver Metal Clay

Great introduction to silver metal clay from Tamara Honaman at CraftArtEdu.

Kate McKinnon - Working Safely with Metal Clay

Make a PMC Bail Part 1 - Metal Chasers

Make a PMC Bail Part 2 - Metal Chasers

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Making metal clay paste or slip - from Art Jewellery Magazine

Making Extra Strength Slip with Lavender Oil - Metalclays

Makins Extruder Basics and How to Make Coiled Extruder Beads - Crafty Goat

Great video with lots of information. It focuses on polymer clay but the principles are the same for metal clay.

Metal Clay Coils with Gordon Uyehara

Great free video tutorial from CraftArtEdu showing the best technique for making coils.

Metal Clay Findings - Riveting tool video tutorials

Great set of video tutorials showing different aspects of working with the Metal Clay Findings riveting tool. This is a great tool for cold connecting things to your metal clay work.

Metal Clay Rings using the Ring Making Mold from Metal Clays


Metal Magic Silver Clay Product Test - Cool Tools

Introducing a new silver clay product on the market called Metal Magic Silver Clay. This product is 80% fine silver and 20% binder by weight. It shrinks 25% during firing in comparison to other brands of .999 silver clay that shrink 10 – 15%. Metal Magic Silver Clay is available in 3 three sizes (25, 50 and 100 Gram packs), comes in lump form only, and is priced LOWER than other silver clays on the market.
This product is the only silver clay that is available in a 100-gram package.
Watch this video and see how easy this product is to use. 


Rehydrating dried metal clay

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Resizing a Metal Clay Ring from


Rio Grande - Adding Links, Eyelets and Bails to Metal Clay


Rio Grande - Using Metal Clay Stamps, Ringmaking


Roll a tapered coil - beginners technique by Gordon Uyehara

Soldering onto PMC

Neat little video from the PMC Guild showing how to solder an earring post to a metal clay item. It can be downloaded from the Guild website. It's an excerpt from a PMC basics DVD available from Brynmorgan Press.

Soldering ear wires on metal clay - from Cool Tools

Storing Silver Metal Clay - Cindy Pankopf

Get tips on keeping opened metal clay soft and ready to use next time.


Syringe Metal Clay - Cindy Pankopf

Learn invaluable tips and techniques for using silver clay in syringe form from master instructor Cindy Pankopf. Everything from how to hold they syringe for maximum control to showing examples of design possibilities.


Texturing Metal Clay from The PMC Studio

What is Metal Clay? - Art Clay World

Great video from the National Business Series all about metal clay.


What is Metal Clay? - Cindy Pankopf




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