This can be anything from a drinking straw to a professional jewellery tumbler. Take a look around at the things you use everyday. A toothpaste cap or the bristles of an old toothbrush might give you just the pattern you are after.  A cookie cutter might give you a perfect earring shape. The tiny drinking straw from the juice box might be spot on for making holes to hang a piece from. An old nail file can be excellent for cleaning up a piece prior to firing. A toothpick or a needle can be perfect for modelling and shaping clay (just look at Carol Douglas' stunning little creatures - they're all done with needles and toothpicks!). Point is, you don't have to spend a fortune on tools to get started with metal clay. 

Having said that, we must not be the only tool addicts here...there is something very addictive about jewellery making tools!

Click here for a more in-depth look at the basic tools you need for working with metal clay and a list of some of our favourites! 

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    Lightcraft LED Cordless Folding Lamp

• Dimmable LED task lighting & smaller night light
• Portable & Rechargeable
• Energy efficient – Low heat emission
• Mini stand for desk use or hanging slot for night light
• 2m USB cable for use through Computer/Laptop
• Mains UK/EU Plug with USB slot Lightcraft Cordless Folding Lamp LED

    Lightcraft Cordless Folding Lamp LED

    Portable rechargeable, task lamp! An energy efficient LED Rechargeable lamp with dimmer feature. This portable, compact lamp is ideal for jewellery making, reading, craft, and hobby as well as office use. It features a dimmable task light as well as...

    MSRP: £39.95
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  • Penni Jo's Clay Tools Penni Jo's Clay Tools

    Penni Jo's Clay Tools

    Penni Jo's Clay Tools is a kit based on her original tool set developed over thirty years of "claying."  These are made of stainless steel, wire and wood.The half circle tools are used to cut scalloped edges in any shape of clay, imprint designs,...

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  • Stick It! Hot Melt Glue Gun

    Stick It! Hot Melt Glue Gun

    This easy to use hot glue gun is great for all sorts of crafts!  Simply load a glue stick in the end, and prop it up on the retractable stand. Plug it in, and the glue will be warm enough to use after 3-5 minutes. Then squeeze the trigger carefully...

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