Lacking starter information to successful first attempts, no language translation from Japanese into English - feel could be a more useful approach than this. Disappointing for my starter kit. **RESPONSE FROM METAL CLAY** Hi Cara, We’re sorry to hear you’re disappointed with this product. The ring kit should include full English instructions (not Japanese) so perhaps there's been a mistake? Although the instructions are quite thorough, the ring kit was not designed as a metal clay starter kit so It is recommended that you experiment with the basics of silver clay first before moving on to the ring kit. If you contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org , we’d be happy to discuss what we can do to make you feel happier.
This great new Art Clay Silver Ring Kit includes must have ring making essential tools and a fantastic instruction booklet, with steps, tips and projects.... all with colour photos!
Each Kit includes the following:
- A cardboard ring size scale (clear instructions how to use in the booklet)
- A wooden ring mandrel (to make your ring on)
- A Burnisher - to burnish your ring after firing to achieve a mirror polish finish
- A colour Instruction booklet which contains the following: 4 steps to making your own Art Clay silver pieces (Modelling, Drying & Repairing, Firing, Finishing); Handy tips for every stage; 10 Art Clay Silver Projects with photos and steps, covering 5 ring projects and 5 pendant projects.
PLEASE NOTE - this kit does not include clay. Click here to add silver clay to your purchase!
Was a little disappointed with it though I should have read the description better. I just read Art Clay Silver Ring Kit and assumed it would be everything i needed, including a small amount of clay, there's no clay included. The Japanese ring sizes take a bit of working out which isn't a great hassle, a quick Google search brings up a conversion chart. Both wooden mandrels are well finished though unmarked and the leaflet does have steps to create a ring as well as other information. For me, I already have wooden mandrels and a plastic ring template in my arsenal. All in all, it's a good kit for building up tools **RESPONSE FROM METAL CLAY** Hi Gordon, Thank you for your review. We're sorry to hear you were not 100% satisfied with the kit. We will look into adjusting the product description to make it sure the contents of the kit are clear. We will also consider providing an option to add clay to the kit before checkout. Thanks again for your feedback, we appreciate it!
Good additional kit to be used with the basic silver clay kit.
This kit includes everything you need to make some gorgeous rings (and the principles apply to other jewellery of course). The step-by-step instructions are very helpful and informative. The only tiny issue is translating the ring sizes from Japanese to English, but that's easily solved with an internet search!
I love the product and the company.