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Silver Clay

  • An Art Clay Silver project by Sue Heaser Art Clay Silver clay is made of pure silver powder, water and binder. It can be modelled like modelling clay or polymer clay and is easily fired at home using a gas hob or a blow torch. Here is a beginners’ Art Clay Silver project by Sue Heaser to get you started; These little frames can be displayed in a

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  • with Sue Heaser This project shows you how to decorate a round bead with slices from a spiral cane made with polymer clay. The technique works equally well with slices from a millefiori cane. You will need a spiral cane, polymer clay in a contrasting or matching colour, and a tool, such as a darning needle, to pierce the bead once it is made. The b

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  • These stunning silver balls have been made using cork clay as a core. The cork clay can be moulded to any shape, allowed to dry and then used as a former or core for the Art Clay Silver clay. The best way to work with the cork clay core is to push a cocktail stick or toothpick into it to use as a handle. This can then be stuck in a small blob of un

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  • with Sue Heaser Making your own beads with polymer clay is great fun to do and after a little practice, you will be able to make beads of all shapes and sizes. It is best to start with a simple round bead which uses skills you will probably have already - rolling a ball of clay. You will need: polymer clay in the colour of your choice, a craft knif

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  • with Sue Heaser (see also pages on using Sculpey Flexible Moulds and Layering colours in Sculpey Flexible Moulds) Sculpey Alphabet moulds can be used to mould letters for children’s name plaques. These have dozens of uses such as for party name place markers or room door plaques. You can also glue them above coat pegs, onto box lids and even onto

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  • with Sue Heaser The flexible Sculpey Push moulds are available in a number of themes and once the moulded item has been baked it can be used for decorating handmade cards, boxes, furniture or jewellery. Click here to see Sue in action with a different Sculpey Flexible Mold. Many of these moulds are intended to have different colours of clay pressed

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  • with Sue Heaser 'Sculpey Flexible Push Molds' are incredibly easy to use for moulding all brands of polymer clay. The moulds are made of flexible rubber, so once you have pushed the clay into the mould, you can flex it to pop out the moulded piece. You can use the moulds for many other materials as well - plaster of Paris, air dry clays, melt and p

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  • Preparation before Firing Great News! Although the following still applies to Art Clay Silver Clay, the New Art Clay Silver clay formula has increased the working time of this product! See our "New Formula Art Clay Silver Clay - Tried & Tested by Joy Funnell" page to find out more! Allow your grey white pieces of Art Clay Silver clay to dry tho

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  • Imagination is all you need, along with findings from around the home plus many of the materials from this web site. Newspaper and wall paper paste make excellent papier mâché as does paper pulp combined with CMC (Methyl Cellulose) paste or Silk Paper Medium. This Newclay Dragon was made by 11 year old Liam Farlow Newclay is a nylon reinforced mo

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  • with Sue Heaser Turning a loop neatly in the end of a piece of wire has many uses in jewellery-making. Here is what you will need: wire - the easiest thickness for beginners to use is between 22 gauge (0.7mm thick) and 18 gauge (1.2mm thick), round nose pliers, wire cutters. Turning a Loop - Step 1 Hold one end of the wire in your non-working hand

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  • 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 from harmless pulp fib

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  • 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 and after enamelling "The clay feel

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  • 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 piece of clay into a ball and then pierced the b

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  • Gedeo Siligum Mould Paste is a fast setting 2 part silicone moulding paste for moulding small objects with resin, polymer clay or Art Clay Silver clay. The silicone mould is smooth and flexible and can be used for over 50 casts. It is fast setting (5-10 minutes) and will replicate the smallest detail. The silicone moulding putty is made by combinin

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  • 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 be used with various modellin

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  • We've extended our range of modelling and jewellery making materials to include a selection of Pebeo's Gedeo Resins, silicone moulds and Siligum silicone moulding putty. The Gedeo Crystal Clear Resin has been trusted by professional and fashion designers for over ten years. It has a high transparency and strength and is ideal for mouldings, inclusi

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  • Although the price of Art Clay Silver has been affected by the rise in price of silver, this valuable clay remains popular with our customers. Work Smart and Plan Take care when working with Art Clay Silver to get the most out of it with little waste. Here are some tips: Plan your project before you start. Work out how to make the item as efficient

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  • The ability to create long lengths of uniform shapes from polymer clay helps with the cane making process. A simple chequered cane can be accomplished from the square shaped disc. Using 2 in black and 2 in white, the square extruded shapes can be pushed together (as in the image, right), reduced and then sliced to decorate beads and other items. Mo

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  • Sue Heaser's book 'Magical Metal Clay Jewellery' is an excellent introduction to crafting with precious metal clays such as Art Clay Silver clay. Art Clay Silver clay consists of finely ground pure silver mixed with non-toxic binders and water. When fired, the binders burn away leaving pure, 99.9% silver. Sections In the first chapter Basic Techni

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  • Cubic Zirconia (CZ) is the cubic crystalline form of zirconium dioxide, an inorganic metal oxide mainly used in ceramic materials. Diamond vs CZ The CZ gemstone has more light dispersion (fire) and is heavier than a diamond. Although a real diamond is about 500 times harder than a Cubic Zirconia, they are relatively hard compared to other gemstones

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