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My Top 10 Metal Clay Jewelry Items on Etsy

Oct 30, 2008

by daniellexo handmade and vintage goods

Jewelry made from precious metal clay would make an exciting and unique holiday gift this season! Without further ado, my Top Ten jewelry picks!

mc1.jpg Pendant by dinaalexander. Find more bunny pendants.

Precious metal clay contains microscopic precious metal particles and is dried
and fired to create solid, dense beads, pendants, earrings, rings and
more! Metal Clay artists on Etsy can be found by searching “PMC“, “Metal Clay” or even “Fine Silver” (since the metal used in most of these pieces is fine silver). 

mc2.jpg Ring by SilverGarden. Find more leaf rings.

mc3.jpg Necklace by WearableByDesign. Find more steampunk jewelry.

mc4.jpg Necklace by kaleprimitifs. Find more pearl and silver necklaces.

mc5.jpg Earrings by LoraHart. Find more dangling earrings.

mc6.jpg Studs by NBDesigns. Find more hedgehog inspired items.

mc71.jpg Necklace by chocolateandsteel. Find more AshleyG chocolateandsteel Quit Her Day Job!

You can also see a cute video she made about her shop.

mc8.jpg Pendant by CleverEndeavor. Find more high seas jewelry.

mc9.jpg Earrings by BirdlandCreations. Find more birdy earrings.

mc10.jpg Necklace by cherrycreek. Find more customizable pendants.

Want to meet some of these artists? The Etsy Metal Clay Etsy Team will be showing off some of their best items for sale in an online Trunk Show today, October 30, 2008  at 7pm (Eastern Time) in the Treehouse of the Virtual Labs!  If you come, you might even win #8 (a Trunk Show door prize)! 

More ways to shop:

Jewelry Gift Guide | Top 10 Lists | Metal Clay Jewelry

My heart belongs to....
My heart belongs to....
Acacia tree necklace
Acacia tree necklace
Pink Ophelia Earrings
Pink Ophelia Earrings
Sale - Mother and Child Necklace
Sale - Mother and Child Necklace
PMC Fine Silver Custom Freeform Initial Pendants with Bead Dangle on Sterling Ball Chain
PMC Fine Silver Custom Freeform Initial Pendants with Bead Dangle on Sterling Ball Chain
OOPS SALE Positive and Negitive Flower Fine Silver PMC Precious Metal Clay Earrings punch
OOPS SALE Positive and Negitive Flower Fine Silver PMC Precious Metal Clay Earrings punch
Banana Leaf Fine Silver Ring
Banana Leaf Fine Silver Ring


  • tortillagirl

    tortillagirl said 11 years ago

    Oh wow. I love this! They're all gorgeous but those hedgehogs are awesome. So much fantastic metalwork at etsy. (Wish I knew how to make metal jewelry.)

  • kerrihale

    kerrihale said 11 years ago

    Great article but I'm super surprised that I didn't see my favorite item! It was the first thing I hearted on Etsy and it's still my favorite piece. And SOMEDAY I will be able to afford it!!

  • WearableByDesign

    WearableByDesign said 11 years ago

    Gorgeous metal clay items!! Thanks for including me!!

  • daniellexo

    daniellexo said 11 years ago

    I don't think that one is Metal Clay, kerrihale, but I can't be sure :) It is absolutely a gorgeous piece though!

  • HVMdesigns

    HVMdesigns said 11 years ago

    Great article- the acacia tree piece is so intricate, but still simple- love it!

  • bdazzlingcreations

    bdazzlingcreations said 11 years ago

    Beautiful. I've been drooling over WearableByDesign's shop for days!

  • chocolateandsteel

    chocolateandsteel said 11 years ago

    Thanks for counting my collaboration with AshleyG as one of your favorites:) Birdland creations is one of my favorite metal clay artists too:)

  • BirdlandCreations

    BirdlandCreations said 11 years ago

    Great collection. I love the bronze high seas....and I think it is a door prize at the trunk show...

  • foreverandaday

    foreverandaday said 11 years ago

    Wow : ) beautiful, ~I have been thinking about getting some pmc, now I cant wait to try it!

  • SeaFindDesigns

    SeaFindDesigns said 11 years ago

    Just took a class in PMC....what a blast!

  • AutumnLeavesJewelry

    AutumnLeavesJewelry said 11 years ago

    PMC getting its props!!!! Yay!!!!

  • HomemadeZen

    HomemadeZen said 11 years ago

    love the little birds!

  • dogties

    dogties said 11 years ago

    How Exciting, a Top 10 List! Congrats everyone, everything looks great!

  • MangoTango

    MangoTango said 11 years ago

    Three cheers for metal clay!

  • BeadsInTheBelfry

    BeadsInTheBelfry said 11 years ago

    my hats off to metal clay artists! I find it to be a tough medium!

  • BlackStar

    BlackStar said 11 years ago

    All beautiful! I'll be adding to my favs list. I have two of honeybee's pieces and love them!

  • CatherinetteRings

    CatherinetteRings said 11 years ago

    Wow ! This is stunning ! The Necklace by WearableByDesign. Amazing how you incoporated the clock gear and the victorian filigree , This is a Masterpiece ! Awesome :)

  • AvatarInk

    AvatarInk said 11 years ago

    Love these!!

  • stoneaddict

    stoneaddict said 11 years ago

    I gotta try that stuff!

  • novadesigns

    novadesigns said 11 years ago

    Beautiful collection! Now I want to try metal clay. Time to start saving for that kiln :o)

  • JustJaynes

    JustJaynes said 11 years ago

    Wow, great items! I'm taking a basic PMC class next week. Can't wait!

  • GumballGrenade

    GumballGrenade said 11 years ago

    PMC is such a rewarding medium to work with! I just explored these shops and was pleasantly surprised to see that concrete could be used in conjunction with it! Amazing work!

  • LizardsJewelry

    LizardsJewelry said 11 years ago

    Metal clay is awesome, almost use it exclusively now, that's how much I adore it. The picks are great and so are the artists who created the pieces, kudos!

  • JensJewellery

    JensJewellery said 11 years ago

    I didn't make it either.. I love metal clay and I work with it also along with many other metals.. PMC.. .999 silver.. Call it want you want.. But you just have to get yourself some.. Jenni

  • DesignsByLara

    DesignsByLara said 11 years ago

    I'm brand new to ETSy. Gays you are wonderful. May be one day I will list my PMC creations. Lara

  • jenjems

    jenjems said 11 years ago

    Oh I just adore those little hedgehogs! PMC is some great stuff!

  • esmeraldadesigns

    esmeraldadesigns said 11 years ago

    Awesome article!!! Love knowing that my metals are repurposed, check out the cool new bronzclay, too, from recycled copper and a dash of tin

  • NBDesigns

    NBDesigns said 11 years ago

    Thanks for including my little hedgehogs on your awesome list, you have madem my day :). PMC Rules! :)

  • uncharted

    uncharted said 11 years ago

    love the ring by silver garden!

  • sarindajones

    sarindajones said 11 years ago

    Love #3!!!! Great Article.

  • MetalheartDesign

    MetalheartDesign said 11 years ago

    beautiful and amazing pieces! it inspires me to break out my PMC and play with it again...

  • myaphrodite

    myaphrodite said 11 years ago

    Wow! I have a PMC kit just sitting and waiting for me- it's just a matter of finding the time! Very inspirational list. :)

  • francescamurray

    francescamurray said 11 years ago

    number 4 is dreamy! great article x

  • PurlMinx

    PurlMinx said 11 years ago

    Wow- very unique article! It opened up a whole new world for me. Thanks!

  • JessicaSharrah

    JessicaSharrah said 11 years ago

    this is fantastic - I love every piece! How about a top 10 ceramic jewelry article!? ;)

  • CustomDogBandanas

    CustomDogBandanas said 11 years ago

    Wow, these are gorgeous!

  • silverswell

    silverswell said 11 years ago

    Beautiful Work!

  • CleverEndeavor

    CleverEndeavor said 11 years ago

    Thanks for including my Pirate Ship Pendant. Metal Clay is a fun material to work with!

  • MissLissOriginals

    MissLissOriginals said 11 years ago

    Absolutely stunning pieces!! Love the hedgehog and bird earrings! Adorable! Major props to all of these artists!

  • WoodlandCottage

    WoodlandCottage said 11 years ago

    What an inspiration! So many designs! Such beautiful texture and color! So little time to try EVERYTHING! Thank y'all so much for sharing!

  • visionquest

    visionquest said 11 years ago

    i love chocolate&steel and TZTUDIO.. brilliant!!

  • julietaromano

    julietaromano said 11 years ago

    just love Necklace by chocolateandsteel. gorgeous!

  • EJPcreations

    EJPcreations said 11 years ago

    very pretty!

  • stonerainartistry

    stonerainartistry said 11 years ago

    Great to see what is possible with PMC! I have only made 3 pieces using PMC so far, it's a learning experience. Great work artists!

  • susanstreasures

    susanstreasures said 11 years ago

    Lovely creations- so unique- difficult to pick a favorite!

  • kaleprimitifs

    kaleprimitifs said 11 years ago

    thanks for including me in your list! and a great list it is!! i love pmc......

  • nfall2rt

    nfall2rt said 11 years ago

    So much great stuff! I love it all!

  • duckduckGoosestuff

    duckduckGoosestuff said 11 years ago

    really, really lovely stuff...

  • duckduckGoosestuff

    duckduckGoosestuff said 11 years ago

    (kerrihale, that one is sterling ;) )


    ROBINDALMIRASJEWELRY said 11 years ago

    Oh I love these items! Thanks for including me in this article!

  • ImASmartyPants

    ImASmartyPants said 11 years ago

    I never knew I liked silver quite SO much! Great work, just beautiful!

  • HeartandSoulStudio72

    HeartandSoulStudio72 said 11 years ago

    I'd like to try the pmc one day. It sounds like alot of fun.... neat stuff! :)

  • beautymarkbeads

    beautymarkbeads said 11 years ago

    Stunning work, so much creative talent!

  • FablesandFoxes

    FablesandFoxes said 11 years ago

    I love working with PMC next to working with a pencil it's my favorite! I just added some pieces to my new shop today.

  • risabeads

    risabeads said 11 years ago

    PMC is sooooo much fun to work with. When it's in it's raw form it's got an unexpected weight to it. It's fun to work with and really amazes me the way it shrinks. It still boggles my mind that what seems like clay goes to pure silver in the kiln.

  • cherrycreek

    cherrycreek said 11 years ago

    Thank you so much for including my Remember Me pendant! That has been a pretty popular one with brides and grooms for their wedding dates and initials.

  • Lormiracle

    Lormiracle said 11 years ago

    Thanks you to choose me in your list!!!! i will add some news models to my shop in this week. Your jewlery are really stylish too!!! take care Lor


    SANDYSAYLE said 11 years ago

    I love metal clay!! For me it is the most creative and quick way to design, and it allows me to use elements from nature and turn them into fine silver!! Too cool....

  • Legacy925

    Legacy925 said 11 years ago

    Great article! I love beading w/ pearls and gemstones but looks like this medium presents greater opportunity for originality. I can't wait to try it. Love etsy - love all the talented artists and their incredibly cool creations. I hope to post some of my own stuff in the near future...

  • NYLightMetals

    NYLightMetals said 11 years ago

    Truly inspiring work, with precision, detailing, and a serious dose of organic appeal I'm a new convert to this cool jewelry making technique ;)

  • cherishdesigns

    cherishdesigns said 11 years ago

    Ohhhh I love your choices! It is so much fun to click on the items and see what other amazing items are in the shops too!! Thanks for the fun viewing! Kris

  • dvinedesigns

    dvinedesigns said 11 years ago

    Wow! Great Choices! Thanks for including mine as well!

  • etherealgirls

    etherealgirls said 10 years ago

    My fingertips are tingling with inspiration!

  • MartaWeaverJewelry

    MartaWeaverJewelry said 10 years ago

    Gorgeous creations!

  • laceandlinks

    laceandlinks said 10 years ago


  • 3sweetpeasjewelry

    3sweetpeasjewelry said 10 years ago

    Beautiful stuff.

  • ChersCreativeDesign

    ChersCreativeDesign said 10 years ago

    very inspiring, love metal clay, anything made of clay. Can't wait to start using it. I just bought a small kiln. Yeah

  • westwindcreations

    westwindcreations said 10 years ago

    Great artical. Everyones creations are so neat. I can't wait to be included.

  • LondonParticulars

    LondonParticulars said 10 years ago

    Very inspiring, I have got to get back into the PMC!

  • Tempelhoffs

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  • dvinedesigns

    dvinedesigns said 9 years ago

    wow! Thanks for posting my Pos/Neg earrings!! Thanks!

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