YOU ARE HERE: Home > Learning Center > Metal Clay & Jewelry Projects & Guides

Metal Clay & Jewelry Projects and Guides



Embrace Pendant - Skill Level: Beginner

Lisel Crowley, Metal Clay Artist and Instructor from Connecticut; shows how to add a touch of individuality to your jewelry designs, by creating a unique pendant using fireable dichroic / fused glass and Art Clay Silver.

Watch Video


24K Gold Plating Technique -
Skill Level: Beginner

Valerie Bealle, Metal Clay Artist and Instructor from Long Island, New York visited the Cool Tools studio to demonstrate how to add 24K gold plating to fine silver. In this video Valerie accents a pendant that was created using PMC Flex and one of our popular antique molds.

Watch Video



Bezels using our Bezel Templates -
Skill Level: Beginner

Cool Tools collaborated with Lisel Crowley to create a process using a template that eliminates seams in bezels using metal clay.

Watch Video



Art Nouveau Pendant - Skill Level: Beginner

Learn from jewelry artist and instructor Lisel Crowley how to use Cool Tools Bezel Templates to create a seamless bezel for the centerpiece of this pendant.

Watch Video


Scratch foam board
Scratch Foam Techniques - Skill Level: Beginner

Lisel Crowley, Metal Clay Artist and Instructor from Connecticut; shows how to add a touch of individuality to your jewelry designs, by creating a custom texture.

Watch Video



Bronze Shield Pendant -
Skill Level: Beginner

If you are new to metal clay or bronze clay, this project is great for you! In this video we talk about BRONZclay characteristics and show you how to make a pendant using a fun texture tile design and a jewelry shape template.

Watch Video



Hollow Bead Necklace -
Skill Level: Beginner

Watch how to create half round, domed and dapped metal clay shapes with the half round drying form and jewelry artist element textures.

Watch Video



Making Toggle Clasps -
Skill Level: Beginner

Learn to use Toggle Templates to create custom toggle clasps for metal clay and metal jewelry designs.

Watch Video



Leaf Texture in Metal Clay -
Skill Level: Beginner

Organic objects such as leaves often make the most unique and stunning patterns. Learn to use a leaf to make beautiful, textured jewelry.

Watch Video


Framed Pearl Pendant Photo
Framed Pearl Pendant - Skill Level: Beginner

Create this elegant Framed Pearl Pendant from any type of metal clay using dry construction and a double firing.

Watch Video


Tree of Life Pendant Project
Tree of Life Pendant - Skill Level: Beginner

Here's a terrific way to use silver clay paper scraps. This lovely beginner level hollow pendant is easy to make and uses the odd bits of paper scraps in a creative way. Designed by Dale Wayne.

Download Project


PMC Paste Project Photo
Designing with Organic Objects - Skill Level: Beginner

Incorporating nature into your designs results in some of the most beautiful and appealing jewelry. Almost nothing can match the beauty and intricacy of an organic, botanical object. In this project video, learn how to turn organic objects, strait from your garden, into stunning, fine silver jewelry.

Watch Video


Bezel Cup Ring Project Photo
Bezel Cup Ring - Skill Level: Beginner

Bezel cups make setting stones after firing a quick and easy process. Setting a natural gemstone can make your piece a beautiful, one-of-a-kind creation. In this project video, learn to make bezel cup rings, featuring delicate shanks, and stunning natural gemstones.

Watch Video


Rope Earrings Pendant Photo
Rope Earrings - Skill Level: Beginner

This is a great first project for those wanting to explore precious metal clay. Very few tools are needed and only a small amount of clay. The project can be made with any form of PMC or Art Clay Silver lump clay, and can be fired with a torch or in a kiln.

Watch Video


Rope Earrings Photo
Rollover Bail Pendant - Skill Level: Beginner

This simple pendant is excellent for the metal clay beginner. It features a built in bail that is well proportioned and clean. Learn simple techniques in forming and texturing wet clay and wet-setting gemstones. The finished pendant weighs 4 grams. Can be made with any kind of metal clay.

Download Project


Dill Weed Pendant Photo
Dill Weed Pendant - Skill Level: Beginner

Learn to create a custom texture plate from natural elements, then use your new texture plate to create a very simple and elegant pendant.

Download Project Watch Video


Syringe Setting Project Photo
Syringe Setting - Skill Level: Beginner

Glass gemstones feature beautiful colors that can make your jewelry pieces sparkle and shine. A unique way to set these gemstones, is a custom syringe setting. In this tool demo, learn to set dichroic glass gemstones using metal clay and syringe.

Watch Video


Gingko Pendant Photo
Gingko Pendant - Skill Level: Beginner

This simple pendant is excellent for the metal clay beginner. It features a built in bail that is well proportioned and clean. Learn a simple technique for creating a layered effect with Jewelry Shape Templates. The finished pendant weighs 11 grams in bronze. Can be made with any kind of metal clay.

Download Project Watch Video


Diamond Burst Pendant Photo
Diamond Burst Pendant - Skill Level: Beginner

In this workshop, learn how to co-fire a genuine diamond in PMC PRO. Now you can fire diamonds safely in any metal clay.

Download Project Watch Video


Molded Object Earrings Photo
Molded Object Earrings - Skill Level: Beginner

In this workshop, learn how to create a temporary setting for any object that you would like to capture in metal clay. Then you'll make a mold of the object, and create a pair of earrings in BRONZclay from the mold. Finally, you'll embellish the earrings with Accent Silver and add a beautiful heat patina.

Watch Video


Crimson Eclipse Project Photo
Crimson Eclipse Pendant - Skill Level: Beginner

Cool Tools Texture Tiles are the perfect tool for creating beautiful pieces of jewelry. In this project, learn to make the Crimson Eclipse Pendant, using PMC3, a Texture Tile, and a few other tools and simple techniques.

Watch Video


Copper Layered Necklace Photo
Copper Layered Necklace - Skill Level: Beginner

Make an elegant necklace using copper and silver clay. This project also shows using Accent Silver to embellish the copper. This project can be made with any clay or combination of clays.

Watch Video



Large Cylinder Bead Caps -
Skill Level: Intermediate

Valerie Bealle, Metal Clay Artist and Instructor from Long Island, New York visited the Cool Tools studio to demonstrate how to create cylinder bead caps and end caps using PMC Flex.

Watch Video



Huggy Chicken Pin or Pendant -
Skill Level: Intermediate

Watch how easy it is to make a hinge, or use jump rings to attach your wings.

Watch Video


Affirmation Bracelet Photo
Affirmation Bracelet - Skill Level: Intermediate

Create an elegant metal clay link bracelet using the AlphaDisc Lettering System and Jewelry Shape Templates. The links feature integrated findings that are connected with jump rings. Each link is embellished with 3 sweet flower buds for a clean, sophisticated look. Create an entire collection using this idea with variations on embellishments and shapes.

Watch Video


Royal Treatment Photo
Royal Treatment Pendant - Skill Level: Intermediate

Designed by Lisa Barth, the Royal Treatment Pendant features a bezel set faceted stone with sterling gallery wire and fine silver clay. Easily modified for any type of metal clay.

Download Project


North Star Pendant Photo
North Star Pendant - Skill Level: Intermediate

Putting a gemstone as the centerpiece of your jewelry creations, can add sparkle and cachet to your projects. Creating a custom setting for that gemstone, can help add your own personal signature to the piece. In this project video, learn to make the North Star Pendant, featuring a custom setting made of PMC3.

Watch Video


North Star Pendant Photo
Syringe Pendant - Skill Level: Intermediate

Syringe can be used for many things when designing with metal clay. The syringe is the perfect tool for creating ornate and delicate jewelry. In this project video, learn to make a 3-layer PMC Syringe pendant with a few simple tips and techniques.

Watch Video


Drop Grid Pendant Photo
Drop Grid Pendant - Skill Level: Intermediate

This elegant project employs simple metal clay forming and construction techniques in wet and dry clay. Any of the design elements can be altered for endless variations. The finished pendant as shown weighs 8.4 grams in fine silver. Can be made with any kind of metal clay.

Download Project


Custom Prong Setting Photo
Custom Prong Setting - Skill Level: Intermediate

Freeform natural gemstones are a popular choice when making jewelry because they offer their own unique shapes, patterns and colors. A great way to display these gemstones is with beautiful custom prongs. In this project video, learn to create custom prongs to set your own one-of-a-kind natural gemstone.

Watch Video


Hearts & Bones Pendant Photo
Hearts & Bones Pendant - Skill Level: Intermediate

This project will teach you to combine wet and dry components, build custom connectors and some basic wire forming. The finished pendant weighs 13.2 grams. Can be made with any kind of metal clay.



Wing Print Earrings Photo
Wing Print Earrings - Skill Level: Intermediate

In this workshop, learn how to create a quick pair of BRONZclay drop earrings using a portion of a texture for interest, and then embellish the earrings with Accent Silver and add a beautiful heat patina. Can be made with any kind of metal clay.

Watch Video


Emerald Tea Ring Photo
Emerald Tea Ring - Skill Level: Advanced

In this workshop, learn how to create a delicate ring using only 3 grams of PMC PRO silver alloy clay, the Emerald Tea Ring is low cost and as durable as sterling silver. Create fine jewelry using PMC PRO that stands up to daily wear.

Download Project Watch Video


Wild Roses Necklace Photo
Wild Roses Necklace - Skill Level: Advanced

Create a beautiful metal clay link necklace using Jewelry Artist Elements textures or other texture. The links feature integrated findings that can be connected with jump rings or rivets. You'll learn to use a very cool product called Jett Sett (a plastic vice fixturing compound that you just have to have in your studio) to make a delicate rivet very easily.

Download Project Watch Video