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Category Archives: Jewellery Making

Decorated Polymer Clay Bicone Beads

Polymer clay bead

with Sue Heaser Decorating a polymer clay bicone shaped bead with self-made canes, adds to the diversity of bead making techniques. Cane slices give bicone beads a wonderful central swirl to the bead. You will need the following tools and materials; a spiral cane (see here for how to make a spiral cane), polymer clay […]

Rolling Bicone Beads from Polymer Clay

Roll a bicone bead from polymer clay

with Sue Heaser Bead making is such as satisfying pastime. Working with different combinations of polymer clay and various techniques, you can create your own unique beads. Bicone beads are almost magical to make and only need a little practice to get them perfect. You will need the following tools and materials; polymer clay in […]

Bead Making with Polymer Clay, An Overview

Polymer Clay Necklace Black White

Bead makers will delight in the versatility of polymer clays and the speed at which the beads can be crafted. This simple necklace was crafted in less than an hour. A black polymer clay was loosely mixed with a pearlised polymer clay and then rolled into a log. The cane was divided into 9 and […]

Beads and Embellishment

Mixed Media Jewellery

Susan Bush very kindly brought in these necklaces and butterfly to show us. The bottom necklace has been made using wooden beads and washers covered with fabric scraps. Susan also made this charming bag for her daughter. The remnants of fabric have been ‘knitted’ together using an embellisher machine. The needle felting attachment can be […]

Art Clay Silver Clay, An Overview

Art Clay Silver New

The magical medium of Art Clay Silver clay consists of finely ground pure silver mixed with non-toxic binders and water. Presented as an off-white putty, this malleable clay can be easily worked into unique and personalised jewellery or ornaments. Items can be made as thin as 1mm thick. Once fired, the binders (which are made […]

Milliput Epoxy Putty


Milliput is a remarkably versatile putty. It can be used to seal or bond many materials. Metals, plastics, masonry, wood, glass, tile brick and ceramics, and can also be cast or used for mould making. The two-part epoxy putty is cold setting, non shrinking and available in 5 colours; Standard Yellow/Grey, Terracotta, Silver Grey, Black […]

Makin’s No-Bake Polymer Clay

Makins Clay

MAKINS CLAY HAS NOW BEEN DISCONTINUED BY GEORGE WEIL, we recommend DAS air drying clay as an alternative. Makin’s Clay has been formulated as an air-dry polymer clay and the ‘safe non-toxic’ message on the box makes it ideal for children (over 3 years old) to use. According to these instructions inside the box, Makin’s […]

New Formula Art Clay Silver Clay – Tried & Tested

Art Clay Silver Clay by Joy Funnell

The new formula Art Clay Silver clay will shortly be available from the George Weil website. We asked expert Joy Funnell (see Joy’s website where you can find out about her courses) to test and comment. Here is her very positive feedback! Joy’s Oriental Pagoda made from the new formula Art Clay Silver clay before […]

Silver Earrings made from Art Clay Silver clay

Art Clay Silver Earrings

These silver earrings were made from Art Clay Silver clay. They are a simple project for anyone who has never used this precious metal clay. I used just 10g (5g for each earring) which I divided into two pieces. Digital scales are useful for weighing into equal sizes. To make the shape, I rolled each […]

Art Clay Silver Clay – Tried & Tested

Art Clay Silver 1

By Allison Holland The new Gedeo silicone moulds from Pebeo have been added to our range of craft products to compliment the exciting new resins introduced in the previous post. There are two moulds, one offering a selection of cabochon shapes and the other a variety of button shapes. These moulds are non-stick and can […]