Adding Gold to Metal Clay

Learn three great techniques for adding gold to your work

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Working with gold is a great way to increase the value of your work, whist adding a stunning new design feature and plus... who doesn't love a bit of gold!

Join Jessica Rose is this FREE online course on how to add gold to your metal clay work. You won't regret it!

What will I learn?

Three exciting techniques to add gold to your metal clay:

  • The ancient Korean technique of Keum-boo (it is massively satisfying!)
  • How to use and work with the accent gold for silver paste
  • Adding gold casting grain into your metal clay designs

We cover three creative projects:

1. Make a gold coin necklace

2. Make a silver and gold acorn (or any shape charm)

3. Make a silver and gold raindrop necklace

As usual we pack a lot in so you get lots of new techniques and ideas to try out in your work.

Who is this course for?

We recommend completing the beginners metal clay course with Julia Rai first if you are brand new to metal clay. And the stone setting course with Anna Campbell (torch fired techniques) goes really well with this one if you would like to combine stone setting and gold in your work - then the sky really is the limit!

Plus there is the advanced level stone setting in metal clay course with Julia Rai and the stone set hinged cuff course with Tracey Spurgin.

Torch Firing

Great news, you do not need a kiln for these projects as they are all torch fired.

We will be using a hotplate for Keum boo which you can get from any cooking or hardware store (they start from around £20).

Your Instructor

Jessica Rose
Jessica Rose

Jessica Rose is a jewellery designer-maker and the Founder of Jewellers Academy and of the award-winning London Jewellery School, which was Europe's largest independent jewellery training company. One of her first jewellery businesses was a metal clay fingerprint jewellery business so who better to share these techniques with you. Jess is extremely passionate about jewellery making and spends most of her time supporting jewellers to run their own successful jewellery businesses.

What is included in the course?

  • Lifetime access to the course content to come back to anytime you like - watch on your computer, phone or tablet anytime 24/7
  • This course contains 4 bite-sized video module
  • Comprehensive downloadable course notes (PDF)
  • A full list of all tools and materials needed
  • Support via email or through our community of jewellers in the Jewellers Academy Facebook Group

Tools and Materials


  • Metal clay kit
  • Clay roller
  • Playing cards/ spacer set
  • Cookie cutters or stencils
  • Needle tool
  • Work mat e.g teflon
  • Texture mats (Jasimen dreams by Pam East)
  • Sharp scissors
  • Brass brush
  • Burnishers - agate and steel
  • Hand drill/pin vice drill
  • Tweezers
  • Sanding sponge
  • 3M polishing papers
  • Cling film
  • Badger balm
  • Hot plate for heating the piece (keum boo project)
  • Heat proof gloves
  • Fine paint brush
  • Optional: steel block
  • Firing brick
  • Jewellers torch
  • Heatproof bowl of water
  • Reverse action tweezers
  • Timer
  • Safety glasses


Project 1: gold coin keum boo project

  • 24 carat gold leaf (ensure it is for keum boo)
  • 5g silver clay e.g. Art Clay or PMC
  • Gold chain and jump rings

Project 2: Silver and gold acorn necklace

  • Acorn mould
  • 5g silver clay e.g. Art Clay or PMC
  • Accent gold for silver 2
  • Distilled water/deionised water

Project 3: Silver and gold teardrop necklace

  • 5g silver clay e.g. Art Clay or PMC
  • Yellow gold casting grain


Find a list of worldwide jewellery tools and materials suppliers here

Student Work

See some beautiful pieces made using this course.

Left to right - jewellery made by Sandy Edwards, Sandy Edwards and Lydia Taylor-Rawles

Naomi Brookes

Monique Clayton

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