Metal clay must be dry before firing to avoid steam that can distort or mar the sintered metal. Learn several methods for drying metal clay on open-cell foam, nonstick sheet, or a hotplate or cup warmer, in a food dehydrator, or with a handheld hairdryer and a DIY cardboard drying box.
Learn how to texture metal clay with carving, tear-away textures, photopolymer plates, household items, leaves, food, purchased and homemade mats, molds and tools in this comprehensive guide.
Learn the best way to rehydrate / reconstitute partly dry or fully dried metal clay with water to bring it back to a moist, pliable consistency.
Do you have silver jewelry that tarnishes? Would you like to keep it shiny after you polish it? It's easy to transform a container of your choice into a protective case. This is an easy project that can be completed in a short amount of time, even without a sewing machine.
Learn how to make batik fabric beads and turn them into a one-of-a-kind necklace that shows off your sense of style. This DIY tutorial includes step-by-step photos, written instructions, and a video to demonstrate the technique.
This tutorial will show you the techniques to create an eye-catching gemstone chakra pendant, simply using wire and a few basic tools.
This tutorial will demonstrate step-by-step how to create beaded dangle-drop cluster earrings using gemstone beads and crystals. Using basically the same technique, you can create two different variations of this striking design.
Painting your own beads is easy and a great way to design a colorful statement necklace that expresses your own personal style. This tutorial is a fun way to add a new accessory to your wardrobe!
Put a new twist on an old-fashioned quilting favorite. Learn how to make these fun and flirty one-of-a-kind yo yo earrings made out of fabric scraps, buttons and beads. It's easy with this step-by-step tutorial that includes detailed instructions and photos.
Necklaces made with many strands of beads may seem complicated, but are quite easy to make! This step-by-step tutorial will show you how to design and create your own beautiful beaded necklace.
A detailed list of basic, nice-to-have and specialty materials, tools, supplies and equipment for working with metal clay. Learn how to build a metal clay toolkit or see what's missing from your kit.
I was experimenting with bread clay and recycling old magazines when I found this method of making my own beads, which is both really fun and versatile.
Learn how to make your first piece of wire jewelry. This ring can be made with copper or silver and can match any outfit. It's easy to do and beautiful in the end.
Layered necklaces with multiple chains and charms are a popular fashion trend. These necklaces are surprisingly easy to make with the right tools and supplies. Learn how to make your own boho-style necklace with this tutorial!
Have you decided to try making clay jewellery at home but have no idea where to start? Here are some tips and tricks that will help you begin.