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How to Make a Textured Metal Clay Ring

I've long had the opinion that people who are good with polymer clay may well have an easier time learning to make metal clay jewelry.  Forming the clay, drying it and then firing it (with a torch or kiln) to remove the binder in the clay. This results in a near pure fine silver piece of jewelry. Seems a lot easier than using traditional metalsmithing techniques, don't you think?


Wannaree Tanner's video on how to make a continuous patterned ring. It is a men's ring as it is a chunkier design. However, the video is worth watching if you have no idea what metal clay work is all about. And crucially, whether you ever want to get into this area of jewelry making.



This is a thorough demonstration showing you all the tools and techniques you need to make  metal clay jewelry.

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2 comments:

  1. I tried PMC once at beadfest and it was tough. WE fired it in the kiln so it was difficult to see how the constitution of the pendant was changing. I wish I had taken a torch firing class for PMC instead

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    1. Perhaps you can take another class later. Firing with a torch works well for small pieces. Torches are far less expensive than kilns too!

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