What can I make with 7gm of silver clay?
This is a question we get asked a lot and our response almost always starts with....."it goes further than you think!"
We know what it's like to spend a significant amount of money on 7g of silver clay and then feel disappointed when you open up the package to find what looks like a very small, dull-looking, grey lump that you think couldn't possibly be enough to make a beautiful, shiny silver piece of jewellery. Well we're here to tell you it can, and has, and will be done! All you need is the clay, some basic tools and a plan!
A 7g package should be enough to make an average sized ring, a small to mid-size pendant, or 2-3 small charms. Of course it depends on how thick you roll your clay but maybe this visual will help....
Here's a 7gm pack of clay rolled out to 1.5mm (or 6 cards thick). Perfect for 2-3 little pendants or charms, or a pair of good sized earrings:
And here's a 7gm pack rolled out to 1mm (or 4 cards) thick:
And don't forget there is no wastage, so you can pick up your unused clay straightaway and roll it back out to create more, or wrap it up tightly in some cling film and store it in an airtight container to be used later. Our Art Clay Moisturising and Storage Pot is great for this. You can even use it to reconstitute completely dried out clay!
Check out some of these lovely pieces made by our customers, using 7g of silver clay or less. Simply amazing!
Artist credits - Top row (left to right): Trisha Poxon, Nick Gray, Hannah MacDouall, Tracey Spurgin. Bottom row (left to right): Nicole Borbely, Lucy Mathieson Ross, Amy Clay, Annamarie McHugh.
For more tips and tricks for working with metal clay, visit our Learn More web page. And as always, if you have any questions or need advice, email us at email@example.com or call us on 01929 554771. We're here to help!
The Metal Clay Ltd team