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! 

  • Application Milk Thin for Foil

    Application Milk for Metal Leaf

    Application Milk Thin Use to apply metal leaf, flakes, and more. It’s strong and effective while being thin enough as to not add thickness. Adheres to many materials including metals, plastics, wood, paper, card, wood, wax, glass, and ceramics...

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  • Efcolor Adhesive

    Efcolor Adhesive

    Use this Efcolor Adhesive to enamel curved shapes and vertical side pieces with Efcolor powder!  To Use: Stir the glue before using, then coat your item in a thin layer of the adhesive with a paint brush.  Leave for 5-10 minutes for it to...

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  • Efcolor Ring Holder Stand Efcolor Ring Holder Stand

    Efcolor Ring Holder Stand

    A very handy ring holder stand. If you're working with ring bezels, or ring blanks, you'll love this product. It is perfect for holding your ring bezel blank steady and straight so you can apply your media - ideal for Efcolor Cold Enamels, polymer clay,...

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  • ImpressArt Stamp Straight Tape ImpressArt Stamp Straight Tape

    ImpressArt Stamp Straight Tape

    A stress free way to achieve precise accuracy when metal stamping! Simply place a piece of tape across your surface to create a straight line and use the top edge as a guide to place your metal stamps against. Stamp Straight Tape is designed...

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