Clay jewellery making – Everything you need to know

Clay is a great material to make unique pieces out of, without extensive experience of forming and shaping Silver. Sometimes the clay is made up of a precious metal like Silver, and sometimes it’s made up of a non-precious material like FIMO clay which is available in various colours. Here we’ve put together a guide on all things clay to help you along your jewellery making journey.

Definition

Clay jewellery making is when you use clay to create a shape which is then dried out in some way, depending on which type of clay you are using.

Video: Make a Silver clay heart pendant

What you need for clay jewellery making

Precious metal clay
Fimo clay
Ceramic jewellery worksurafce
  • A blade set to cut the clay  – Most sets include at least one straight blade, one flexible blade and one ripple blade
Jewellery blade set
Jewellery craft knife
Acrylic roller
beading awl
Shape cutters
  • A ruler to measure the correct amounts
Ruler
Hand torch
Kiln
  • A conventional oven (for non-precious clay)

Optional:

  • A pasta machine to roll the clay
  • A basic set of sculpting tools to sculpt specific designs

Clay projects to get you started

We hope you’ve enjoyed our article about all things clay jewellery making. If you have any questions or want to know more, get in touch with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. We’d also love to see what you’ve been making so please share pictures of your creations with us too, tagging Cooksongold!

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