Metal Clay Video Tutorials and Guides for Beginners
This page has links to metal clay beginners video or embedded video resources that have valuable information, guides and tutorials about metal clay for beginners.
If you’re a complete beginner, have a look at our metal clay for beginners page.
All links open in a new window. Content checked April 2018.
Silver Metal Clay Comparison by Lisel Crowley – Cool Tools
Lisel Crowley, Metal Clay Artist and Instructor from Connecticut visited Cool Tools to show us the differences between silver metal clay products currently on the market. This review includes, fine silver, sterling silver and flexible silver clays. This review was created prior to the release of ACS 950 Sterling and PMC One Fire Sterling.
A very short demonstration of the use of Accent Gold for Silver with metal clays specifically PMC silver and Art Clay silver.
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.
Conforming Die for Metal Clay Molds – Cool Tools
Great video showing you how to cut down on the amount of clay you use when you use molds to make items.
Delphi Artist Melanie discusses the four types of silver metal clay and their uses. These include lump clay, syringe clay, paste clay and sheet clay. It is a bit dated now as things have moved on quite a bit.
How to straighten wire – from Cool Tools
How to get a mirror finish on a fired piece of metal clay – from Cool Tools
Making metal clay paste or slip – from Art Jewellery Magazine
A quick video demonstrating making extra strength metal clay slip for joining pre-fired pieces of silver clay.
Great video with lots of information. It focuses on polymer clay but the principles are the same for metal clay.
Great free video tutorial from CraftArtEdu showing the best technique for making coils.
Metal Magic Silver Clay Product Test – Cool Tools
Introducing a new silver clay product on the market called Metal Magic Silver Clay. This product is 80% fine silver and 20% binder by weight. It shrinks 25% during firing in comparison to other brands of .999 silver clay that shrink 10 – 15%. Metal Magic Silver Clay is available in 3 three sizes (25, 50 and 100 Gram packs), comes in lump form only, and is priced LOWER than other silver clays on the market.
This product is the only silver clay that is available in a 100-gram package.
Watch this video and see how easy this product is to use.
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!
This is a step by step tutorial showing you the best way to reclaim your silver clay from all those scraps and mishaps. You don’t need to throw anything away. Everything can be reconstituted for future use………recycling at its best!
Storing Silver Metal Clay – Cindy Pankopf
Get tips on keeping opened metal clay soft and ready to use next time.
Syringe Metal Clay – Cindy Pankopf
Learn invaluable tips and techniques for using silver clay in syringe form from master instructor Cindy Pankopf. Everything from how to hold they syringe for maximum control to showing examples of design possibilities.
Great video from the National Business Series all about metal clay.
What is Metal Clay? – Cindy Pankopf
Master Instructor Cindy Pankopf www.cpCreativePlace.com explains how metal clay ends up becoming 99.9% pure silver jewelry.