This is a fab place to start with metal clay. I found the instruction booklet invaluable! Really recommend this if your starting out with metal clay.
I was really pleased with the kit, great for beginners like me.
Great beginner kit, but I think it should be slightly larger. Overall a fun and easily made item. I do find Metal Clay Ltd on the whole a great value, very fast and helpful.
I thought the tiny scraps of sanding pads and doll sized polishing cloth were very disappointing. The moulding material must have been the smallest amount that could be cut. Hardly a value for money product.
**RESPONSE FROM METAL CLAY**
We’re sorry to hear you’re disappointed with this product. The Basic Kit was designed for beginners using smaller amounts of clay (7g-10g). Please keep in mind that the sanding pads can be washed and re-used several times. We usually cut our sanding pads to that size here in the office as we find them easier to handle when working with smaller pieces. The Oyumaru moulding compound should be large enough to use with 7 – 10g of clay and is also re-usable. If you contact us directly at email@example.com, we’d be happy to discuss what we can do to make you feel happier.
This kit provides the basics for a person new to silver clay, especially with the option to add on a torch, fibre block, clay and other items. The instructions were excellent.
Metal Clay processed my order very quickly.
I have been thrilled with this basic kit as a starting point for my new hobby.
Having never attempted using any type of silver clay before, I thought that this was a good value kit to buy (after looking around at other kits).
I added mesh, teflon non stick sheets and clay 10g to the kit, this was all I needed.
The only thing I felt should be included this kit was some cutting/sculpting tools; just simple plastic ones, but if you are good at improvising then you should not have a problem finding other things to use :)
I very much enjoyed making my first silver piece (I did not make the heart pendant) it was far easier than I expected, I managed to simplify the process even more than i thought possible.
I dried my piece in the oven for 20 mins, I used lemon juice in water instead of baking soda, and I used my hob with a small piece of mesh, all because I did not have the recommended things.
I am so happy with the result, I would recommend this kit to anyone wanting to start using silver clay.