Silver Clay Tool Kit
Starter Silver Clay Kit, with product samples included. Please read the entire description.
This kit contains staples for creating earrings and pendants. This is similar to the kit I put together for my in-person classes. It contains the essentials I use in my work. Particulars such as tool length and color may vary slightly by what is available at the time of purchase, but quantity of items in kit will be as pictured.
I have included five samples that can't be purchased in these small quantities so you can try the products and see how they work for you, such as Sculpey to aid in mold making, Cool Slip for protecting tools and textures from sticking to clay, and Sulfur for adding a finishing patina. I've even included a piece of plastic straw, because it’s perfect for shaping bails, and we don’t all have the right size sitting around.
With the included silver clay and silver paste, you will be able to make approximate 2-6 pieces of jewelry, depending on size. Can vary widely depending on your plans and efforts.
Silver clay paste 4g (value = $10.80)
Acrylic snake maker
Acrylic rolling pin
Two type of non stick work surfaces I like for different purposes: 1. Teflon non-stick sheet 2. Teflon-coated Tuff card
Tiny drill bit
Sponge backed 3M sanding pads
Playing cards x26
Wire finishing brush
Container to hold all
And samples of:
Sculpey mini ball
Sterling jump rings x2
Pair sterling filled earring hooks
Liver of Sulfur and accompanying Safety Sheet, enough to treat ~5 batches of silver
The 45 minute video add-on walks through myself making and finishing a few basic projects using most of the tools in the kit.
Please note: To finish your work, YOU WILL NEED a few more items that I am not including in this kit for various safety and practicality purposes. As you will find when looking at kits such as these, most don't offer firing methods, so consider the following info a little add-on, because of course you will need to fire to complete your work.
I am linking below a few suggestions for your convenience. All these items can be found from various brands and sources. I have chosen these for their low-cost-to-high-rating, as I know value is important to us all, and because they can be shipped, which is important to many of us right now. Feel free to research. (And please understand that these links may, without warning, no longer work properly.)
1. If you do not have a way to fire, a basic method is with a small hand TORCH. Most torches sold for kitchen purposes can work. https://www.harborfreight.com/butane-micro-torch-63170.html
2. If you will be using a torch, you will need BUTANE. The cheapest product with shipping I've found is from this link. https://www.rei.com/product/838500/zippo-premium-butane-fuel-148-oz
3. A firing surface, such as a FIRING BLOCK. You can also use a fire brick, fire safe tile, or other fire repellant surface. This block can be placed on another fire repellant surface for height, to further protect your counter. This is on Jewelers Equipment Tools and Supplies' ebay account (which is currently at a lower price than buying through their website): https://www.ebay.com/itm/Magnesia-Soldering-Block-Jewelry-Making-Silver-Art-Repair-Welding-Board-6-x-3/190554144598
I also use this, over a fire-repellant surface: https://www.cooltools.us/Soldering-Firing-9-Tripod-p/sol-502.htm
4. If you want to put ear wires into dangly earrings, you probably want PLIERS to open and close the wire. If you don't have two small flat (or round needle nose) pliers, this is an as-basic-as-it-gets kit for a low price, and two of them, the flat and the round, can be used together to bend rings open and closed. https://www.harborfreight.com/precision-pliers-set-6-pc-63813.html
I use Tool Magic to coat my pliers and protect the jewelry https://www.jewelrydisplaysandboxes.com/Tool-Magic-Dip_p_2761.html