Metal Clay Tutorials about Hollow Forms

This page has links to tutorials, information and project guides about making hollow metal clay forms. Content checked June 2018.

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Beads from buttonsBeads from Buttons – French and English

This tutorial (in two parts) will show you how to make beads from buttons and believe me, you will make really neat beads.

Ce petit cours (en deux parties) vous expliquera comment fabriquer des perles à partir de boutons et, croyez moi, vous aurez de belles perles originales. Part two of this tutorial is here.

Fire Mountain Gems – using cork clay

Simple instructions and safety tips on using cork clay to provide an armature or support for a metal clay project.

Textured heartJoy Funnell – Textured Heart Bead

Nice tutorial from Joy using cork clay as a core and showing how to use up your less-than-perfect paste.

Kris Kramer – Shaping Creations

This blog post covers some of tips and tricks for making curved forms which is also very useful for hollow form making.

Triangle earringsPendulum Triangles by Kim Otterbein

Dangling from handmade curvilinear ear wires, these earrings provide visual interest from several angles. Each triangular drop is constructed of textured front and back panels and three supporting side walls. 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.

Tips for Successful Burn Outs for Hollow Beads

Lots of useful tips and hints from Janet Alexander at PMC Connection.

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