Miniature teddy bear - tutorial

Miniature teddy bear - tutorial


price: 18 € / 19 $
Difficulty level:
Type of a project:
Metal clay
File type:
Illustrated pdf file
Any type of metal clay


I am delighted to present „Miniature teddy bear with a heart" pendant as my sixth, and the most detailed tutorial so far. This project is a great proposal for those who like cute, tiny jewellery, full of amazing details.
It is perfect for metal clay enthusiasts who want to learn about constructing tiny hollow forms in metal clay, sculpting in miniature and precise carving.

Being quite advanced (I would call the level of this project "intermediate") this tutorial doesn't present basics of working with metal clay (for example checking clay consistency, maintaining clay hydration, drying etc.). This information may be found in "Frozen leaves" tutorial or "Fingerprint of love", which I highly recommend for beginners (and you can find both in my shop).

Instructions are super detailed with a lot of good quality photos.
Number of steps: 135
File size: 8 MB
Page count: 50(!) - it is basically a small book
Number of photos: 150

What do you need:

• Any brand of metal clay, approx. 10 grams (all the techniques work the same, no matter what kind of metal clay you use)
• A piece of polymer clay (the brand really doesn’t matter)
• Two brushes – for working wet and dry
• Scalpel (tissue blade) or a needle tool
• Playing cards/ or graduated slates/ or rolling frames
• Fine round file with a pointy end (very important)
• Semi round and flat file, other shapes of files if you have them
• Tweezers (with pointy ends)
• Sanding paper
• Metal clay kiln or a gas torch (basically something to fire your clay at the end)
• Working surface
• Clay roller
• Olive oil/ or badger balm etc.
• Steel burnisher with a pointy end or a different tool with a pointy end (can be even a toothpick)
• Nail dotting tools, known also as embossing tools. Don’t worry if you don’t have those – in the photos you’ll see
that even the opposite side of your brush (if it’s smooth and rounded) will work.
• Optivisor or other kind of magnification might help if you have this kind of gear.

This tutorial is in PDF format. Printer friendly version available on request. The tutorial will be sent to an email address, provided while placing the order.
Digital items don’t accept returns, exchanges or cancellations. 

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Huge "Thank you", once again, to Maria Gulland, who is the author of the beautiful green forest, used as a background of my website. Maria is a young, super talented artist, whose work you can find on her DeviatART page. It's already the second version of my website where you can see Maria Gulland's art...
My pendant „Lair of visions” was published in AMCAW calendar (Alliance for Metal Clay Arts Worldwide) for 2021.  This piece is made of sterling silver, milled sterling sheet, fine silver bezel wire, electroplated gold, three labradorites and two peridots. This pendant was hand sculpted using simple tools. No moulds. Every element was formed from scratch. It’s a combination of sculpting in wet clay, slip painting and dry contruction. Stone settings were soldered after firing. The bail was constructed from milled metal, combined with an ornamental element sculpted in metal clay - the elements were soldered together. This piece is a poetic reminiscence of my strolls and meditations in the forest. Forest and its gifts as a source of vision
Pendant „Sun Godddes" was published in the cycle „The best of 2019” by AMCAW - Alliance for Metal Clay Arts Worldwide. The pendant is made of sterling silver and adorned with ambers, hand cut by me and a little bit of gold.  Barbara Cetrangolo Rivolta wrote about this piece: "In a year with many artists creating innovative new work in metal clay, several artists captivated us with their artistic vision and skill. It’s our pleasure to share the inspiring work of these artists in AMCAW’s Best of 2019. We found Anna Mazon’s Sun Goddess pendant to be exceptionally intriguing. The construction of the piece - sculpted in sterling silver, highlighted in gold, and set with amber - allows for the interplay of light and dark in an endlessly fascinating way. Anna’s strong interest in Mother Nature, mythology, ancient cultures and literature all come into play. She says of her piece, "Sun is the center of our solar system, the source of light, warmth and all life. Tireless wanderers travel around it - planets, comets, asteroids on their never-ending elliptical trails. Sun is there for us every day, with its ancient wisdom and nourishing energy. It is also a vortex of fiery chaos, inferno of ongoing nuclear fusion in its center - powerful and terrifying." Anna is known for her strong but light-weight metal clay construction techniques. She stretches herself in this work by setting the beautiful translucent amber—chosen for its color and unusual pattern—on the reverse of the piece in order to backlight it."

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