Posts tagged ‘precious metal clay’

How to make copper clay

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Copper Clay Suppliers

Copper clay is very new and seems to be only available in US, Australia and New Zealand at the moment. Copper Clay comes in 100gm packs.

Both Copper and Bronze clay comes in powder form.

Metal Adventures, the company who brought you BronzClay, will be bringing out a copper clay version.

 Watch this video clip for more info: 

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPER4UJvbmo

 

Here are the links where you can buy copper clay in powder form:

The Eclectic Studio – Australia

Hadar Jacobson – US http://www.artinsilver.com/blog)

http://www.silverclaycanada.com/ (soon to bring out copper clay in Canada)

 Check out these links for more info:

http://cs.artjewelrymag.com/artcs/blogs/artjewelry/2009/02/18/we-know-you-love-bronze-clay-but-have-you-tried-copper-clay-yet.aspx

http://dailyartmuse.com/?p=9720

http://gaillannum.blogspot.com/2009/02/did-someone-saycopper-metal-clay.html

http://gaillannum.blogspot.com/2009/02/more-on-copper-metal-clay.html

 

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March 26, 2009 at 5:03 pm 1 comment

Precious Metal Clay findings suppliers

 mcfhttp://www.metalclayfindings.com/

  Metal Clay Findings LLC was formed to provide .999 fine silver findings to the Metal Clay community including users of both PMC® and ArtClay®.Our entire product line is made in the U.S.A.

arg1http://www.argentice.co.uk/shop/metal-clay-findings.html

 Argentice has been supplying PMC and associated tools to metal clay artists since January 2005 and is one of the oldest Precious Metal Clay suppliers in the UK.

 International Distributors:

 Australia & New Zealand

The Eclectic Studio  

Belgium, Netherlands, & Luxembourg

Gardym Creatief  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 16, 2009 at 5:34 pm Leave a comment

How to use Precious Metal Clay

Learn to use Metal Clay, FREE, online!

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by Elaine Luther

This is your guide to learning to create with Precious Metal Clay online, 100% for free. I’ve searched the web for the best of free videos and how-tos, and even more importantly, I’m presenting them to you here in a logical order.

The internet is full of free information, but when you’re a beginner, how do you know how to harness that information?

I was inspired to create this tutorial by the concept of a web quest, a teaching tool.

According to WebQuest.org, “a WebQuest is an inquiry-oriented lesson format in which most or all the information that learners work with comes from the web.”

In this web adventure, I present excellent resources on beginning to work with metal clay, in a logical order. Let’s get started!

Tools You Need

Supplies for Beginning Working with Metal Clay
http://creativetexturetools.com/news

Top Ten Tools for Metal Clay
http://www.Squidoo.com/PMCtopten

Precious Metal Clay, Getting Started and Beyond
http://www.squidoo.com/allthingsmetalclay

How to Work the Clay

Videos from Art Jewelry Magazine: MUST BE A REGISTERED USER, registration is free
Metal Clay
http://www.artjewelrymag.com/ART

Repairing a Break In Metal Clay
http://www.artjewelrymag.com/art

Making Metal Clay Paste
http://www.artjewelrymag.com/art

Texturing Metal Clay
http://www.artjewelrymag.com/art

More on textures
http://www.squidoo.com/metal-clay-textures

Rolling & Cutting Metal Clay
http://www.artjewelrymag.com/art

Liver of Sulfur Patina
http://www.artjewelrymag.com/art

Making Lavender-Oil Paste For Metal Clay
http://www.artjewelrymag.com/art

Firing Metal Clay with a Handheld Butane Torch

Getting Started with PMC pdf, PMC Guild.com
http://www.pmcguild.com/gettingstarted/gettingstarted.html

Video Clips
http://www.pmcguild.com/gettingstarted/video_clips.html

Rolling Coils
http://creativetexturetools.com/news

Choosing Combustible Cores
http://creativetexturetools.com/news

Relatively Simple First Project:
http://pugetsoundmetalclay.com/shellpendant.htm

Rehydrating Dryish Clay
http://creativetexturetools.com/news

Reconstituting Metal Clay
http://langeestla.canalblog.com

http://www.silverclayart.com/reclaim_clay.htm

Add gold foil using Keum boo
http://alienorbijoux.canalblog.com
and
http://www.pmcconnection.com/pdf/KUMBOO.pdf

Stone setting

Overview of choices
http://www.creativetexturetools.com/resources

Using tabbed bezel wire from Metal Clay Findings
http://www.metalclayfindings.com/pdfs/bezelwirehowto.pdf

Embed prong setting, fire in place, set stone after firing

(free pdf project at Art Jewelry)
http://www.artjewelrymag.com/art

Setting Stone using a recessed bezel cup
http://pugetsoundmetalclay.com/bookofkells.htm

Stone setting using a plaster plug and making your own fine silver bezel wire (can be made to fit any cabochon stone)
http://pugetsoundmetalclay.com/freeformbezel.htm

How to Torch Fire
Video Clips:
http://www.pmcguild.com/gettingstarted

Video, how to torch fire MUST BE A REGISTERED USER
http://www.artjewelrymag.com/art

Which Torch is Best
http://creativetexturetools.com/news

How To Kiln Fire
http://www.paragonweb.com/videos

How to Tumble-polish
http://www.jewelrylessons.com

How to add Liver of Sulphur

http://www.hollygage.com

How to add Liver of Sulphur without dipping
http://creativetexturetools.com/news

Liver of Sulfur Patina
http://www.artjewelrymag.com/ART

Iridescent Patina
by Katherine Palochak
http://www.ganoksin.com

Additional skills to use with metal clay:

Make your polymer clay texture plates
http://blog.craftygoat.com

Make your own photopolymer plates
http://www.silverclayart.com

Video by Tonya Davidson:
http://www.wholelottawhimsy.com

Dry Metal Clay? It Could Be Your Hands (and what to do about it)
http://creativetexturetools.com/news

What else? Have I missed any essential skill? A great tutorial that you know about? Tell me, and the world, by posting a comment below, and feel free to post the url of the great tutorial you recommend. Thanks!


Learn to use Metal Clay, FREE, online! by Elaine Luther is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License.
Based on a work at creativetexturetools.com.

 

 

February 4, 2009 at 6:25 pm Leave a comment

How to make jewellery with precious metal clay

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 Click on the link below for an introduction to metal clay jewellery 7 week email course(a lesson a week). It contains basic information on metal clay types as well as resources and projects.

 http://jewelrymaking.about.com/c/ec/72.htm

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The following are useful links on various types and suppliers of pmc.

http://www.argentice.co.uk

http://www.metalclay.com

Below is a handy 8 page pdf link on how to work with precious metal clay

http://www.pmcguild.com/download/GettingStartedwithPMC.pdf

January 28, 2008 at 4:51 pm Leave a comment


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