Metal Clay NM100 course cover

Making stunning and creative jewellery is never easier

For 5000 years, metal craftsmen have toiled untold hours to produce their jewellery creations... Today, new technology allows your unlimited creative expression and immortalising your talent in stunning high-quality metal jewellery. In this beginner-friendly 30-hour Silver-jewellery making certificate, you will learn professional techniques to work with the new Silver Metal Clay. It is a highly versatile and safe material for producing unique jewellery design in pure silver (999 silver, more pure than sterling or 925 silver!)

In a small class of 6-8 students, you will receive hands-on instruction and 7 practical projects to master the craft from JDMIS' Expert instructor in 5 days.

Course outline

Learn to use ‘metal clay’ to create a variety of silver jewellery such as rings, pendants, earrings and brooches. Learn and perfect a variety of modelling methods using wood clay, various gemstone setting techniques and, after firing, traditional and non-traditional jewellery finishing techniques to create spectacular silver jewellery.

Introduction to Powder Metallurgy

Introduction to Powder Metallurgy

Understand the varieties of metal clay available; learn about firing alternatives and special techniques for modelling with each. With pendant(s) as your first project, you will learn about working with the clay types, keeping your projects malleable, creating shapes and joining pieces to form solid metal parts. Your first projects are fired on a gas-stove or butane torch, ensuring you are comfortable when working from home.
Create Simple Rings with Prong Set Gems

Create Simple Rings with Prong Set Gems

Learn how to use gemstone heads to securely set gemstones using prongs in any design. Learn the precise measurements needed to produce custom-fit rings and explore additional finishing options. Your second project involves more accuracy, ensuring proper fit, and provides more opportunities to practice finishing techniques.
Clay Types & Forms with Unique Uses & Setting Styles

Clay Types & Forms with Unique Uses & Setting Styles

This class teaches the many uses of the syringe-type metal clay to produce larger but light weight creations. The syringe allows greater accuracy in directing the design into more intricate patterns. An interesting and useful bezel-style stone setting technique is incorporated into your third project to add colour and interest.
Create Light Weight Hollow Jewellery

Create Light Weight Hollow Jewellery

By forming basic shapes in a material called 'Cork' clay or wood clay which burns at a lower temperature than the metal clay we can achieve wonderful, large-but-light designer jewellery. This addictive technique allows you to produce stunning one-of-kind centrepieces and your fifth project will leave others wondering just how it could have been manufactured.
Achieve a Patina Finish

Achieve a Patina Finish

Enhance your designs with an antiqued look or create modern, geometric and high-contrast pieces. Go beyond basic techniques, learning how to work with large and small designs, how to extend the life of your sulphurising compound, and ideal temperatures, timings and tips for creating even patinas with different tones.

Course Instructor

  • Wahab Hussain - Expert metal jewellery trainer

    Wahab Hussain

    A former corporate trainer and speaker, Wahab is also a passionate jewellery artist specializing in wire sculpting and fabrication using powdered metals. Wahab is an accredited jewellery professional with GIA and brings over 15 years of experience in these specialities to the JDMIS Precious Metal Arts and Fashion Jewellery Arts programmes. Many of his most unique design styles are self taught and he shares these with his Thread and Wire and Metal Clay students on a part-time basis. Read More
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Student reviews

  • Diamond - Pyramid Shape

    I join to make pretty things for myself and my friends. It keeps me happy.

    - Michelle C. (Singapore)


  • Diamond - Pyramid Shape

    You can put together your creativity to come up with something amazing all by hand!

    - Takami K. (Japan)


  • Diamond - Pyramid Shape

    You get to do a lot of things with your hands and take home your own jewellery.

    - Doris R. (Germany)


  • Diamond - Pyramid Shape

    I just made a ring for personal use and it was impressive as I did not imagine I could do it out of metal clay.

    - Patrina L. (Singapore)


  • Diamond - Pyramid Shape

    So much fun using clay to create jewellery. Creativity and innovation infused to create a master piece of our own.

    - Vani M. (Singapore)


  • Diamond - Pyramid Shape

    Class was interesting, pieces made during class was as good as it was purchased. Materials for class were included in the fees which makes it good value.

    - Agnes S. (Singapore)


  • Tools & Materials

    Tools & Materials

    Like all JDMIS courses, students receive everything they need to complete all their coursework. This course includes all the tools and reference and jewellery fabrication materials needed in order to immediately start producing their very own pieces of jewellery.

  • Class size & safety

    Class size & safety

    With only 6-10 students in a class you learn fast and expert international instructors keep you safe and ensure you stay safe as you continue to practice this ancient art by yourselt at home.

    If you are creative and enjoy working with your hands, New Metal Technologies is much more accessible than you would imagine. You do not need jewellery or art experience to get started, and your classmates come from all walks of life - ensuring an enriching and enduring experience.

  • Learning path

    Learning path


    This course offers a practical hands-on experience. At the end of the workshop, participants will have produced one or more pieces of jewellery.

    Prerequisites: None

    Next Steps (Powder Metallurgy Specialisation):
    NM200 - New Metal Technology 2: Sculptural Design with Mixed Media

    Next Steps (Complementary Metal Arts Specialisation):
    MS100 - Traditional Metalsmithing 1: Foundation Metalwork Skills and Experience

    Participants attending and completing this programme as a stand-alone certification can choose to enroll for the Precious Metal Arts Diploma.

  • Duration


    30 hours

    1 week (Full-time), or
    5 weeks (Part-time)

    JDMIS runs weekday & weekend schedules for this popular course. JDMIS also has flexible make-up schedules and graduates can return without cost for refresher courses (subject to availability).

  • Course fee

    Course fee

    SGD 2,220

    Course fee is inclusive of GST as well as all tools and materials provided during the course.

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