What's New on the Metal Clay Academy Website?

This page provides you with a quick idea of what's been added in the past month. If you are a regular visitor, you can see what we've added since your last visit here.

Archived What's New pages for earlier months can be seen here

February What's New Archive - you can see everything that was added in February 2016 here.

April 2016

A new tutorial for making your own metal clay was added.

Article about making your own metal clay - Jean Megahan

This downloadable PDF article has an alternative binder type and includes firing details. Comprehensive and includes suppliers. Check out Jean Megahan's Etsy shop here.

A new supplier of metal powder was added.

Ozo Metal

OzoMetal is the Registered agent for Materials shipped and warehoused in the United States. Metal Powders sold are manufactured in India, from the largest producer of non-ferrous metals in Asia. Their manufacturer is well known supplier of material in Europe, Asia, Australia, and Africa. 

Updates were made to metal clay training providers

Lynne Glazzard - Filey, Yorkshire

Beginners, intermediate and advanced Art Clay silver classes including ring making, hollow forms and stone setting.  Art Clay Silver level 1 and 2 Certification with Lynne Glazzard. Bronze clay and copper clay classes. A wide range of metal clay and jewellery making courses, traditional silver work classes, enamelling classes at introductory and advanced levels including cloisonné and Plique a jour enamelling, advanced stone setting, adding colour to metal clay, torch fired enamel classes, glass fusing classes and combining silver clay with lampwork beads.  Private classes run by appointment.  Open workshops and a series of Masterclasses with invited tutors.

Silver with Lesley - Chichester, West Sussex

Introductory and improvers silver metal clay classes, Art Clay and PMC, Art Clay Certification Level 1 and 2 and Bronze clay classes. Lesley also offers project based metal clay classes. Kiln firing services and open workshops.

New resources for making jewellery were added.

Soldering Earring Posts

One of the first tasks a jeweler will want to tackle when getting into soldering is to solder a post onto an earring, but they find out quickly that it can get a little frustrating because this is one of the more difficult things to do. Let me explain why…. Most people when soldering think that it is fairly simple, get two pieces of metal, add solder and fire….. simple. Not so fast. Like I said, soldering posts are not that easy because you are attempting to solder a very thin, small piece of metal to a much larger piece of metal. Find out more here.

Strengthening Soldered Earring Posts

Have you had an ear post bend or break off as you put the ear nut on it? This tip is quick and simple to do and ensures a secure and long-lasting result for your soldered-on ear posts.

A new stone setting video resource was added.

Making a Bezel Part 1

In part one of a five-part series on making a bezel, Art Jewelry magazine associate editor Addie Kidd shows you how to measure the circumference of your stone.

Making a Bezel Part 2

In part two of a five-part series on making a bezel, Art Jewelry magazine associate editor Addie Kidd shows you how to solder your bezel into a ring. 

 

Making a Bezel Part 3

In part three of a five-part series on making a bezel, Art Jewelry magazine associate editor Addie Kidd shows you how to shape your bezel to fit your stone.

Making a Bezel Part 4

In part four of a five-part series on making a bezel, Art Jewelry magazine associate editor Addie Kidd shows you how to troubleshoot sizing your bezel.

Making a Bezel Part 5

In part five of a five-part series on making a bezel, Art Jewelry magazine associate editor Addie Kidd shows you how to solder your bezel to a backplate. 

 

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