Metal Clay Video Project Tutorials for Beginners

This page has links to beginners project video or embedded videos that have project tutorials or guides about metal clay for beginners.

If you’re a complete beginner, have a look at our metal clay for beginners page. Content checked April 2018.

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Beading Classroom

This UK based site features video tutorials on a large variety of jewellery related topics including metal clay, beading, chain maille, lampwork, mixed media, stringing, knotting and wirework. Subscription is £29.99 for a year.

Beginners project part one – rope earrings from Cool Tools

Beginners project part two – rope earrings from cool tools

Brushing and Burnishing Silver Clay – Charm School Crafts

Get Started with Silver Clay – see how brushing fired clay reveals the pure silver, and learn about basic finishing by burnishing.

Crimson Eclipse Pendant – Cool Tools

Cool Tools Texture Tiles are the perfect tools, for creating beautiful pieces of jewelry. In this project, learn to make the Crimson Eclipse Pendant, using PMC3, a Texture Tile, and a few other tools and simple techniques.

DIY Drying Rack for Metal Clay with Wanaree Tanner

Really easy and cheap way to make a drying rack for folded metal clay pieces

Domed Earring Project using Perfect Match Doming Kit

This is a silver metal clay tutorial for beginners. It shows how to use the oval Perfect Match™ Dome kit to make domed washer earrings. The dome kit offers a quick way to perfectly center oval shapes while doming the metal clay. From Janet Alexander.

Drying and Refining Silver Clay – Charm School Crafts

Get Started with Silver Clay – learn the basics about drying your clay, refining the dried clay, and firing it on a gas hob.

Finger Printed Heart Shaped Pendant

Five Minute Silver Clay Earrings – Rio Grande

Framed Pearl Pendant – Cool Tools

Create this elegant Framed Pearl Pendant from any type of metal clay using dry construction and a double firing.

How to make your own cutters

In this detailed video tutorial polymer clay artist Ludmila Bakulina shows you how easily you can make you  own different shaped cutters!

Leaf Textures in Metal Clay – Cool Tools

If you’re looking for a beautiful natural texture, nothing can beat designing with a leaf. Organic objects often make the most unique and stunning patterns. In this technique video, learn to use a leaf to make beautiful, textured jewelry.

Make Hollow Beads – Cool Tools

Create half round, domed and dapped metal clay shapes with the half round drying form. Create hollow beads, lentils and more easily with this double sided form.

Make a Metal Clay Bail Part One – Metal Chasers

Make a Metal Clay Bail Part Two – Metal Chasers

Making a Pendant with a Gemstone – PMC Studio

Metal Clay Charms – Sherri Haab

Mixing FYI Powdered Silver Clay – Silver Clay School

FYI comes in a powdered version which is great if you want to buy a large bag an only use occasionally. Mix what you need, when you need it.

Pendant project – Patrik Kusek

This video shows Patrick in his studio making a pendant. He starts by creating the texture with a photo polymer plate. He goes on to make a lovely metal clay pendant.

Quick guide to reconstituting silver clay

Metal Clay Maker, Anna Campbell shows you how to turn your dried unwanted or broken silver clay pieces back into perfectly usable clay again. There is no wastage when it comes to silver clay – even your dust and tiny scraps can be turned into paste or clay to be used again!

Rings with PMC – MetalClays

Rio Grande YouTube Channel

Have a browse through the video tutorials from Rio Grande. They cover metal clay, bronze clay, copper clay, jewelry making, how to use tools videos, resin, forging metal, stone setting, patination and lots of other things. Well worth a browse.

Rolling Metal Clay – Charm School Crafts

Get Started with Silver Clay – learn how to roll out the clay, add texture, cut a shape, and a bail to create a simple real silver pendant

Silver Clay Tools – Charm School Crafts

Get Started with Silver Clay – learn about the basic tools and equipment you can use to make REAL silver jewellery out of SIlver Clay.

Simple pendant project – Fire Mountain Gems

Nicely made six minute video showing how to work with metal clay. One thing to point out, the lady talks about the ‘residue’ left after firing. It isn’t residue, it’s the natural surface of the silver before it’s polished. Apart from this, it’s a good introduction to working with metal clay.


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