Beginners Metal Clay Projects Tutorials
On this page you’ll find metal clay project tutorials and guides for new users of metal clay. Content checked February 2018.
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Download a number of great metal clay project tutorials for beginners and more advanced metal clay artists.
Simple beginners metal clay project tutorial to make a ring. From the PMC Guild.
Easy metal clay project tutorial for beginners from Julia Rai. This was published in Making Jewellery Magazine.
Easy project for beginners from Lesley Messam. This was published in Making Jewellery Magazine.
A family friend requested a necklace featuring her children’s names. Use this simple idea to create charms, from simple to the most intricate, for a gift the recipient will cherish. From PMC Connection.
Beginner, intermediate and advanced metal clay project tutorials free to download.
Beginners project from PMC Connection.
Great blog post by Catherine Witherall showing how to make your own custom designed cookie cutters.
Mardel Rein of Cool Tools shows you how to co-fire a genuine diamond in PMC PRO. Now you can fire diamonds safely in any metal clay. Mardel’s firing technique can be used with any heat-sensitive gemstone.
Simple step-by-step metal clay project tutorial for earrings using textures that you can adapt. Good pictures and clear instructions.
Simple text and picture walkthrough of the process of producing something in Art Clay. Has a printer friendly version of the page. Fire Mountain sell Art Clay, tools, beads etc.
Simple project showing how to make a charm bracelet.
This tutorial from PMC Connection includes beginner and more advanced projects using a painted geranium leaf.
This simple pendant is excellent for the metal clay beginner. It features a built in bail that is well proportioned and clean. Learn a simple technique for creating a layered effect with Jewelry Shape Templates. The finished pendant weighs 11 grams in bronze. Can be made with any kind of metal clay. View a video of this project here. From Cool Tools
Check out these great free online metal clay project tutorials from Janet Alexander.
Combine patterned metal clay with basic chain links to showcase gemstone beads. It’s from Art Jewelery Magazine. You’ll need to log in or create an account with them to see this tutorial but it’s free to sign up. This gives you access to a large number of free tutorials. You also get access to tutorials you can buy for a few dollars.
Great tutorial about making your own shape cutters.
Paper or sheet metal clay is perfect for weaving. The woven sheet can then be used for a variety of great projects. This HubPages Lens from Margaret Schindel explains very clearly how to weave sheet clay. Great pictures and diagrams make it very easy to follow.
Well illustrated tutorial to make these lovely earrings.
Metal clay tutorials to buy and watch online.
Great little tutorial about how to paint leaves using metal clay slip to create detailed but very light pendants and earrings.
Designed by Gordon Uyehara to complement the necklace project in “Metal Medley,” shown on page 66 of the November 2004 issue. It’s from Art Jewelery Magazine.
Interesting project from PMC Connection.
Beginners project – Tammy Powley has provided a free download from her book, Picture Yourself Creating Metal Clay Jewelery (Picture Yourself)
This book shows novice metal clay artists how to create unique wearable works of art, from concept to completion. The book also includes a 45+ minute DVD where Tammy demonstrates two bonus projects, talks about some of the tools and techniques. The book includes all the necessary basics of metal clay as well as fourteen hands-on jewelry projects.
Simple guide from Delphi.
This simple pendant is excellent for the metal clay beginner. It features a built in bail that is well proportioned and clean. Learn simple techniques in forming and texturing wet clay and wet-setting gemstones. The finished pendant weighs 4 grams. Can be made with any kind of metal clay. From Cool Tools
This beautiful necklace is surprisingly simple to construct. Use a pre-made mold or create your own for a striking piece. From PMC Connection.
A pronged setting allows any gemstone to be set in metal clay by Irina Miech. It’s from Art Jewelery Magazine.
In the words of designer, jeweler and PMC® master Tim McCreight, “Every material has its special properties and one of the tasks inherent to each of us as artists is to figure out how to make the best use of those properties.” Some paintings lend themselves to watercolors, others call for oils. Some sculptures are carved in marble, others are forged from metal. This project challenges you to see Precious Metal Clay as a signature element no matter what the preferred medium may be.
Great little tutorial to make silver buttons for your favourite clothes.
Indulge your creativity with a personalized metal clay pendant. It’s from Art Jewelery Magazine.
The design of these textured earrings allow you to add a wide combination of beads or additions. Great for beginners. From PMC Connection.
Beginners project from PMC Connection.
Nice simple project from PMC Studio France. Perfect for beginners.
Corkscrew wire around smooth metal-clay cylinders for these attractive earrings. It’s from Art Jewelery Magazine.
Lovely pdf tutorial from PMC Connection uses syringe lines to create a contrasting pendant.
This great beginners tutorial explains the process to make a simple pair of textured earrings.
Here’s a terrific way to use silver clay paper scraps. This lovely beginner level hollow pendant is easy to make and uses the odd bits of paper scraps in a creative way. Designed by Dale Wayne for Cool Tools.
Project using Aura 22 gold from PMC Connection.
Beginners metal clay project tutorial from the PMC Studio.
Beginners project from the PMC Studio France.