Silicone Texture Plates

This list is also available as a pdf on under Resources. A member at Metal Clay Gallery included this list in her list of resources for those beginning with metal clay, so I thought I would share it here as well.


– work surface
– roller
– Saran Wrap
– Glad Press ‘n Seal
– Playing cards or other method for rolling out a specific thickness
– Slip jar
– Squeeze bottle for olive oil
– paintbrush

Ring Making:

– pre-made ring forms (such as Hattie’s Patties)
– or a mold for making your own

Finishing tools:

– eye shadow brush
– acrylic nail boards (black and pink)
– 3M polishing pads
– 3M polishing papers
– little white square polishing pads from Rio
– tumbler and stainless steel shot (from Rio, or cheaper, lower quality one from
Habour Freight)

Firing tools:

– Kiln
– Kiln shelves
– Kiln stilts
– leather gloves
– Tongs
– Mini flower pots and saucers
– Vermiculite
– Or other firing method: Hot Pot, Ultra Light Bee Hive Kiln, Speed Fire Cone

For applying Liver of Sulphur:

– Liver of Sulphur, lump form
– Heat source to heat jewelry
– Paintbrush
– Recipe for iridescent patina is at Ganoksin.

by Elaine Luther

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