CREATIVITY IS ALWAYS ENCOURAGED IN JEWELLERY MAKING CLASSES. Taking a class pushes
us to try a new technique, material or design aspect. Teachers might say something like “think
outside the box” or “colour outside the lines” as a way to coax their students into working differently.
It is with this same “teachable motivation” in mind that the team at MCAM plan out each
In this issue we are encouraging you to add more colour to your work, to challenge yourself
with our design competition, and to seek out inspiration in places that might not stand out as an
option for metal clay. I hope that you find the projects and articles in this issue to be informative and inspirational.
We found some really unique how-to projects that will appeal to both beginner and experienced
metal clay artists.
Look for easy enameled earrings, hollow forms, hand-made chain, ring designs,
colourful decals and more in this issue's projects. So many new ideas and techniques to try and
bring into your own work.