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

September What's New Archive - you can see everything that was added during September 2015 here.


A new beginners information resource was added.

Drill Bit Size Chart - Nancy Hamilton

Really useful chart showing drill bit sizes for different wire gauges plus the sizes in mm, inches etc.


A new downloadable bronze clay tutorial was added.

White Bronze (Prometheus) Firing Test - Carrie Story

Prometheus White Bronze Clay is a beautiful silver metal clay with a very slight hint of yellow once fired and polished. The clay is a light grey color while wet and dry, and dark grey/black after firing. Prometheus White Bronze has a shorter firing temperature range than Prometheus Copper and Bronze. This shorter range makes it much more important to test your first pieces before firing your final product.


A new copper clay tutorial was added.

Ancient copper medallion by Gail LannumAncient Copper Medallion

Inspired by ancient medallions that have survived centuries, artist Gail Lannum shows how to create a brass component that is sure to shine in your jewelery creations!



A new advanced metal clay tutorial was added.

Fine silver earring postsEarring Posts made with Fine Silver

Interesting tutorial from Deb Fitz.




New UK metal clay training providers were added.

Metal Clay NI - County Down, Northern Ireland

Half day taster and full day intensive workshops using Art Clay silver for beginners. Ideal for treat seekers, hobby enthusiasts and ceramic artists or silversmiths who want to add metal clay to their repertoire. One to one or up to max number of four people per group. Based in Co Down rural location 4 miles from main Dublin - Belfast route. For further information and bookings visit the Facebook page here.

Artisan Alchemy - Essex, Manchester

Beginners silver clay classes mainly project based.


New bronze clay video tutorials were added.

Spiral Earrings

Free Metal Clay Silhouette Project using Hadar Jacobson's new One Fire Flex Brilliant Bronze by Cindy Pope.


Bronze Shield Pendant made using BRONZclay metal clay

If you are new to metal clay or bronze clay, this project is great for you!
In this video we talk about BRONZclay characteristics and show you how to make a pendant using a fun texture tile design and a jewelry shape template. From Cool Tools.



A new stone setting tutorial was added.

Book of Kells PendantBook of Kells Pendant

In this tutorial you will learn to make a pendant with a decorative attached bail and how to add a gemstone cab using a premade bezel cup. From Deb Fitz.



New polymer clay tutorials were added.

Bead holes in polymer clayBead Holes

Find out about Amaco Bead Piercing Pins from this informative blog post.



cane gane tutorialCane Gane

A new art cane marrying the techniques of traditional polymer caning and polymer mokume gane.


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