Personalize Your Clay Cutters

You can never have enough clay tools IYKYK.

Today I’m going to share one of the ways I make personalized cookie cutters for clay jewelry, but really for any time you need a unique, small cutter.

Tools Mentioned

  • Safety Glasses – find ‘em here
  • Tin Snips – feels just like using a power tool here
  • Masking a Tape

All tools noted above are my own personal preferences for my studio practice. Purchases made using the links don’t add any cost to you, but do provide a small amount to me in support of my blog and videos.

Floating Ceramic Pendants

I’m having so much fun sharing jewelry tips with everyone! Today I’m sharing an easy way to make your pendants so you need fewer jewelry findings after firing – always a good thing in my book!

Tools Mentioned

  • Wooden Skewer – definitely check the dollar store or here
  • Pin Tool – an example here
  • Smoothing Rib – an example here
  • Even Dough Bands – an example here

Be sure to check out the other videos mentioned: ceramic beads and rolling out a slab!

All tools noted above are my own personal preferences for my studio practice. Purchases made using the links don’t add any cost to you, but do provide a small amount to me in support of my blog and videos.

Beads, Beads and More Beads!

Making jewelry with my own handmade ceramic components is a fun side project of mine. Occasionally I get the urge to display them to the world, but mostly I do it for me.

I thought I’d share some of my love of ceramic jewelry making with you in a series of fun tutorials! First up, let’s make beads!

I absolutely love making beads. Surprised? You’re probably not the only one since I make them, fire them and then … they just sit in a box or bowl. I have quite the collection of them along with other ceramic jewelry components.

Tools Mentioned!

  • Wooden Skewer – check the dollar store or online here
  • Wooden Modeling Tool – example here

All tools noted above are my own personal preferences for my studio practice. Purchases made using the links don’t add any cost to you, but do provide a small amount to me in support of my blog and videos.

How to Roll a Clay Slab (No Slab Roller Needed!)

One of the first things you miss as a hand builder when transitioning to a home studio is the slab roller or, at least, it was for me.

I pulled together my tips and tricks of rolling a slab at home for you in this video. Do you have any tips of your own to share? Let me know!

My go-to tools for rolling a slab!

  • Canvas or duck cloth – available wherever fabric is sold and inexpensive. Get a few yards and then cut to fit your needs.
  • Wooden trim – available at any home improvement or hardware store. Be sure to get 2!
  • Rolling pin, extra long!
  • Even Dough Bands

Thank for checking out my latest video! Like the rest of my tutorial videos, it is me raw and unedited.

All tools noted above are my own personal preferences for my studio practice. Purchases made using the links don’t add any cost to you, but do provide a small amount to me in support of my blog and videos.

How to Smooth a Clay Edge Without Water

Water is great for so many things not the least of which is helping us stay hydrated, but, in my humble opinion, not so wonderful when it comes to working with clay.

As I mention in the video, I receive no money (its not an ad) from any of the companies who make the tools I mention – they are all of my own personal choices honed over my years of working with clay. I feel strongly that all of us eventually find the right tools that work best for each of us personally.

Surform Shaver Tool – Also available at your local home improvement store.

Mud Tools Polymer Rib

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