metal clay, art clay, pmc, bronze clay, copper clay, steel clay
FAQ HomeFAQAsk us a QuestionSave your Favorites
Metal Clay Academy Excellence in Art Clay and Precious Metal Clay PMC
Search Advanced Search
Categories
Beginners (49)
Advanced (14)
Glass (2)
Hollow Forms (1)
Patina and Colours (8)
Stones (8)
Technical (30)
Training (2)
Firing (9)
Finishing (10)
Business (3)
Money saving tips (3)
Search
Advanced Search
FAQs
Search our FAQ to find resolutions to common issues.
How do you make hinges?

Tim McCreights book The Metalsmith's book of Boxes and Lockets is loaded with information on hinge construction. It's a metalsmithing book, not a metal clay book, but the mechanical principals are the same.  

Celie Fago has a chapter in PMC Techniques (UK) or PMC Technic (US) by Tim McCreight on hinges.

The Makins extruder has an adaptor that extrudes tubes. This can be used to make hinge knuckles.


Print  Email  Save  Comments  Notify Me  Add to Favorites 
Article ID: 10061 Article Created: 07-05-2008 11:39 AM

How well did this article answer your question? 100% 75% 50% 25% 0%

Most Recently Viewed Articles
How do you solder onto metal clay?
This short article gives you some basic tips and hints about soldering onto metal clay. It's written by Deb Jemmott. ...
How do I weave paper type metal clay?
There is an excellent tutorial on this on Squidoo written by Margaret Schindel. ...
Can I learn how to work with metal clay from a book?
Yes of course. There are lots of wonderful books that are ideal for beginners. Check out our Books page to find some great resources. We have some recommended books especially for beginners. It's also useful to browse books in your local bookshop to see if the style of the book suits your way of learning....
What is a CZ?
A hard and relatively inexpensive synthetic stone, created in laboratories and often cut to resemble a diamond. It is available in a variety of colours and different shapes. ...
Tips and Hints on using UV Resin
The following tips and hints were posted on the Yahoo! Metal Clay Group by Linda at Laughing Girl Arts...
How do I get an iridescent patina on metal clay?
Liver of sulphur mixed with various other things will give wonderful patina to your finished work. Katherine Palochak has a recipe for iridescent patina on Ganoksin. You can also use liver of sulphur mixed with brewed (not instant) coffee. This has been used to create some wonderful colours. Sometimes the quality of the water you use can also affect the outcome of your patina. Different minerals in the water can create some wonderful effects. ...
How can I get a good brass brush effect on very small pieces?
You can buy very small brushes which get into small spaces. Very small burnishing tools also work well to close the pores of the surface of the silver....
How do you make hinges?
This article contains information about resources for making hinges....
What should I do before I open the packet?
As metal clay begins to dry as soon as you open it, you should be prepared before you open the packet....
Where can I buy fine silver findings to use with my metal clay?
Using fine silver findings with your metal clay means you can enbed and fire them without risking fire stain or oxidisation that requires pickling after firing. Using sterling silver findings is possible but you will have to pickle them after firing. ...