How to Make Polymer Clay Beads

35 step-by-step projects for beautiful beads and jewellery

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Author: Linda Peterson

Publisher: CICO Books

ISBN: 9781906094447

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

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This beautifully illustrated book, packed with clear step-by-step instructions, will show you how. Polymer clay is the material of choice and you will learn how to use free-form techniques and bead-rolling tools to create several styles. Unusual shapes, sculpted effects, simulations of semi-precious stones, photo-image transfers, and use of glitter and organic material mean the beads you make will be unique. And with practice, they will look professionally hand-crafted. All the tools you will need are listed, and finishing techniques, such as sanding, buffing, and sealing, are described. You will also find detailed instructions on how to use your own work to create stylish and individual pieces of jewelry, including necklaces, bracelets, and earrings. Basic jewelry-making techniques, such as stringing and fixing clasps, lead on to assembling all the components in designs and styles ranging from contemporary and elegant, to simple and just plain fun. The finished pieces incorporate a whole variety of mixed media to enhance the look of your beads. Technique based, this book is also full of useful information—including a list of suppliers—and will be invaluable to anyone taking up this rewarding and affordable craft. Beginners and more advanced practitioners alike will find both practical advice and inspiration.

How to Make Polymer Clay Beads

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Author: Carol Blackburn

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780713678598

Category: Beads

Page: 128

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How to Make Polymer Clay Beadsis a handy guide to making beads from polymer clays such as Fimo. Withclear instructions and step-by-step photographic sequences, the bookexplains the various bead techniques and how to produce various fauxeffects. Each section features a gallery of beautiful beads byinternationally renowned artists, demonstrating the wide range ofeffects that can be acheived and providing inspiration. Polymer clays are readily available, come in a multitude of colours andcan be fired in the kitchen oven. It doesn't require much space orequipment to make these beads and the result can be very professionallooking. This is a comparatively cheap and easy way to make spectacularlooking beads.

Making Polymer Clay Beads

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Author: Carol Blackburn

Publisher: Thunder Bay Press

ISBN: 9781645172246

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

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Learn how to make your own polymer clay beads and turn them into colorful accessories and decorations. Making Polymer Clay Beads offers beginning and veteran artists a comprehensive resource for crafting unique beads of all colors and shapes at home. From selecting the right equipment and working with raw clay to making dozens of different shapes and adding colorful effects, this all-in-one guide will aid you at every stage of your artistic journey. Step-by-step instructions and full-color photographs enable the reader to craft a wide variety of beads to be used in making handmade jewelry and decorations.

Making Jewelry from Polymer Clay

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Author: Sophie Arzalier

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 081170694X

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 135

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Use texture, materials, canes, and mixed techniques to create thirty different projects in a variety of modern, sophisticated looks Techniques for making interesting beads and pendants as well as projects combining these beads into complete sets of jewelry How to make necklaces, bracelets, rings, earrings, pins, and more Polymer clay is a versatile and easy-to-work-with medium, as this book shows. The thirty jewelry projects in it cover a wide range of styles, from simple, beachy necklaces to ornate baroque pendants to modern rings and bracelets. Detailed instructions are given for techniques such as making canes, using molds and stamps, layering, and blending colors. The projects then combine these techniques into finished pieces in a variety of styles.

Totally Cool Polymer Clay Projects

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Author: Marie Browning

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781402727894

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

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Offers a collection of creative modeling projects using moldable plastic, including crayon bookmarks and African-style masks, as well as information regarding basic techniques and handmade decorating tools.

Art Makers: Polymer Clay for Beginners

Inspiration, techniques, and simple step-by-step projects for making art with polymer clay

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Author: Emily Chen

Publisher: Walter Foster Publishing

ISBN: 1633226328

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

View: 1897

Start making beautiful crafts from polymer clay! Art Makers: Polymer Clay for Beginners is your guide to this kiln-free craft. Polymer Clay for Beginners introduces artists, art hobbyists, and polymer clay enthusiasts to this versatile, accessible medium. Because polymer clay does not require the use of a kiln and needs only baking in the oven, it is an easy, approachable art form for even the most inexperienced artist to learn. Professional artist Emily Chen demonstrates how to make animal figurines, flowers, cookies, cakes, beads, and more through easy, step-by-step projects. Each project features colorful, styled photographs demonstrating how finished pieces can be used, displayed, and gifted. A comprehensive tools and materials section and detailed information on techniques, baking, and glazing guide artists in their quest to become polymer clay pros. An inspirational gallery provides even more ideas for those who want to continue learning how to work with this easy-to-use medium. A modern approach to sculpture art, polymer clay is the perfect choice for beginners and crafting enthusiasts.

The Complete Book of Polymer Clay

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Author: Lisa Pavelka

Publisher: Taunton Press

ISBN: 1600851282

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 221

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Box making has always been one of the perennial favourites of all wood projects and because wooden boxes make such meaningful gifts, this collection of beautiful, durable and functional box projects is sure to please. All of the designs are based on traditional boxes, historically inspired by Shaker, Arts & Crafts, and other popular styles. But this is not a book of exacting reproductions for master craftsmen only, these are attainable interpretations of some of the most enduring box designs, all presented in a step-by-step format, with photos and detailed instructions. The author, a fine-furniture maker, offers tried-and-true tips for avoiding pitfalls as well as alternative design and construction options. Most of the boxes are easy to build, though a few offer challenges. A wide array of design styles and the consistent high level of detail in the projects will appeal to a range of woodworkers.

Creating with Polymer Clay

Designs, Techniques, & Projects

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Author: Steven Ford,Leslie Dierks

Publisher: Lark Books

ISBN: 9780937274958

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

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Describes the materials and techniques used to create such polymer clay objects as beaded baskets, jewelry, drapery rod ends, buttons, bird houses, and chess pieces

Polymer Pizzazz

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Author: N.A

Publisher: Kalmbach Books

ISBN: 1627000054

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 96

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Polymer Pizzazz is the essential resource for people who want to learn to use polymer clay. This book showcases the many ways of using the material to create beads, pendants brooches, and earrings, and even includes a basics section!

Polymer Clay

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Author: Syndee Holt

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781402727054

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 112

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"As a serious craft medium [polymer clay] requires knowing some basic techniques. These are covered in great detail with excellent photos...Beginners will find many of their questions answered... Recommended."--Library Journal No experience is necessary--with every beginner's question answered, you'll soon master the basics of polymer clay, and its unique traits and teachniques, from a perfect pinroll to heat-embossing powders. Novices will become pros in no time.