Metal Clay Video Tutorials and Guides for Working with the Silhouette Cutting Machine
The Silhouette, Cameo, Curio and Portrait, or the Cricut cutting machines have become a useful tool for metal clay artists in the past few years. On this page you’ll find video tutorials for using the Silhouette and metal clay. The page also includes videos for using cutting machines not just with metal clay but generally.
It’s useful to practice designing and using the cutting machine on paper and card before you go on to using it with metal clay so you’ll find lots of general tutorials on this page – just to get you going!
Content checked November 2021
Cindy Pope, metal clay artist and teacher gives detailed, step by step instruction using the Silhouette Curio to create unique bezel wire using FS999 Fine Silver Metal Clay for natural stones that require setting after firing. This video includes the details on creating the design in the Curio software and pasting the bezel wire to a pendant back.
An informative video using rolled out sheets of Aussie Metal Clay SuperFlex being cut on a Cricut Machine. Valentine heart, ready for firing.
Great introduction to the Silhouette and metal clay by Cindy Pope for Cool Tools.
In this video, Cindy introduces the Silhouette Curio machine. She includes detailed instructions on software, which cutting tools work best and her tips for success.
Wanaree Tanner demonstrates how to use the Silhouette Cameo® electronic cutting machine to create low and high relief textures in soft sided styrofoam printing board (also known as Scratch-Foam®) Also covers how to import JPGs into the design program and convert them into cutting paths.
If you ever had trouble cutting through your material correctly in Silhouette Studio, this video will walk you through what the different settings are in the Silhouette Studio Cut Settings, how to adjust the settings for your specific material type, how to correctly load your machine and blade. It will also cover common cutting problems and their solutions.