Metal Clay Jewelry Making Tips and Trends

Delicate Element Textures


We are SUPER excited about a new Cool Tools Brand Product, called Delicate Element Textures. This a new product as of October, 2018. Made from silicone, these textures are specially designed to create beautiful, delicate designs using very small amounts of clay. Create intricate and lightweight elements individually or combine them to make more elaborate jewelry.

Depending upon size, most designs will require only 2 or 3 grams of clay, allowing you to create more jewelry than you ever imagined with a single package of silver clay. Individual elements make for the lightest earrings, or, combine elements to create matching necklaces. Apply delicate elements to a metal clay backing to create brooches or to apply enamels. Making beautiful, delicate designs in metal clay couldn’t be easier, fun or more economical. Check out the pieces below made by our Cool Tools Resident Artist, Karen Trexler.

IMPORTANT NOTE: EZ960 and FS999 clay is recommended. No other clay body will perform as well in the silicone texture. See Tech Specs for more information.
It is necessary to dry the clay while still embedded into the texture. Dry completely on a cup warmer or in a dehydrator set at 165°F / 74°C for 5 to 7 minutes.

When choosing which clay to use, we recommend EZ960 Sterling because of the additional strength Sterling offers over Fine Silver. Because of the delicate nature of the pieces produced from these textures, added strength is needed. FS999 is recommended only if you plan on enameling your pieces.

For all of our Delicate Element Textures, click here.

Necklace created using the Delicate Element Texture – Aster Mandala
Necklace created using the Delicate Element Texture – Celtic Star
Necklace created using the Delicate Element Texture – Gradient
All pieces created by using the Delicate Element Texture – Aster Mandala
All pieces created by using the Delicate Element Texture – The Collective

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