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Creative Metal Clay Jewelry

Author : CeCe Wire
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Imagine a material that looks and feels like clay and yet, when fired, becomes pure, solid gold and silver! That’s metal clay, and here are the fabulous techniques and instructions, lavish photos and projects that will open up endless creative possibilities to every crafter. With this versatile product, metalwork becomes easier and faster, and it’s simple to create meaningful gifts or add techniques to the forms you’ve already mastered. Combine the clay with lampworked and fused dichroic glass, enamel, and beads. Make exquisite jewelry, sculpture, carvings, and more. Try a great new liquid gold for coating silver objects. Among the glittering, gorgeous projects: an African Mask Pin, Groovy Flower Earrings and Ring, Puzzle Piece Bracelet, and a Twig and Leaf Condiment Spoon.

The Absolute Beginners Guide Making Metal Clay Jewelry

Author : Cindy Thomas Pankopf
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Anyone who has ever wanted to give metal clay a try will enjoy this third book in the popular Absolute Beginners Guide series. The first book in this series, Stringing Beaded Jewelry, won the 2010 IPPY award. Making Metal Clay Jewelry follows the same signature format as its predecessors, positioning readers to learn by doing as they take on simple metal clay jewelry projects that gradually increase in difficulty level. Now is a perfect time to introduce readers to metal clay with this signature series that focuses on positive results.

Metal Clay Jewelry Making

Author : Natalie Joan
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Polymer clay and jewelry artists are experimenting with metal clay more than ever, but there are few books on the market to show them how to use this exciting new medium. Highlights include: ? An easy, skill-building approach that teaches readers a new technique with each project? A wide range of creative techniques--from carving and setting gems to making clasps and mixing found objects with metal cla

Magical Metal Clay Jewelry

Author : Sue Heaser
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Today's revolution in jewelry making is quite simple, literally. With few tools and basic silversmithing skills readers can quickly and easily create intricate pieces of solid silver jewelry using the easy-to-follow instructions in Magical Metal Clay Jewelry. More than 250 step-by-step color photos demonstrate techniques needed to mold, fold, shape, cut, braid, and carve metal clay to create more than 25 original pieces of beautiful jewelry. With this book there's no need for hammering, sawing, or even a kiln, making it accessible to anyone.

Sculptural Metal Clay Jewelry

Author : Kate McKinnon
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Beginning with an overview of the properties of metal clay, including safety information and metalsmithing terms, this thorough resource offers detailed procedures for creating a variety of components, settings, findings, attachments, 3-D forms, and textured effects. Each technique is shown with step-by-step photography to make it easy for jewelry makers at the advanced beginner to intermediate levels to learn the art of metal clay, while the enclosed DVD offers the opportunity to see the author's signature style in action. The 12 unique projects within have multiple components made from metal clay, including clasps, chains, and settings; moveable and removable pieces; unusual textures and patinas; and unique construction and engineering. Creative tips on incorporating beads are also included. This handbook offers jewelry artists the design inspiration needed to create gallery-level pieces that are truly wearable art.

Making Metal Clay Jewellery

Author : Julia Rai
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Silver metal clay is an accessible, easy to use material that allows unique, hallmark-quality jewellery to be made at home with simple tools. This practical book introduces the various forms of silver metal clay and their relative merits. Packed with images, seventeen step-by-step projects and with full instruction and advice, Making Metal Clay Jewellery is an invaluable resource for all jewellers who want to learn and develop their skills with this versatile material. Includes: an introduction to the simple tools needed to work with metal clay, avoiding expensive equipment; full instruction to every stage of the process, with seventeen step-by-step tutorials; techniques including making beads, rings, earrings and pendants, setting stones, and working with glass and metal clay; covers various types of embellishment, as well as using textures, stencils and cutters to create jewellery. Each chapter features a troubleshooting section advising on how to avoid mistakes or rectify problems. A practical book on creating unique jewellery at home with this versatile and exciting medium, this will be an invaluable resource for all jewellers who want to learn and develop their skills. Superbly illustrated with 175 colour photographs.

Metal Clay for Jewelry Makers

Author : Sue Heaser
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Experience metal clay like never before. Going far beyond most other metal clay books currently available, Metal Clay for Jewelry Makers covers basics and much more. Inside, you'll explore a range of techniques including forming hinges and beads; working with paper clay; adding gemstones, glass, and ceramics; and syringing, burnishing, texturing, and using patinas. You'll discover stunningly showcased silver and base metal clays perfected in soft clay, paper, and paste forms. Sue also covers the materials that are often used in conjunction with metal clay, including embellishments, stones, and findings. After covering materials, Sue dives right into techniques, from the basics to specific advanced techniques. She explores the use of additional materials as well--applying resin, mounting stones, enameling, engraving and more. A section on zero waste--how to conserve and reuse expensive metal clay remnants--completes the how-to section. Packed with more than 500 photographs, this book will give you a clear guide to both the process and end product or effect. While no projects are in the book, finished projects with tips and techniques are spread throughout and provide inspiration for you to explore metal clay and to use your newfound jewelry-making skills with this innovative material, often dubbed "magical clay."

Metal Clay Jewelry Workshop

Author : Sian Hamilton
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The art of handcrafted polymer clay jewelry is a fun and accessible way to create a range of stunning pieces from the comfort of your home. In this comprehensive guide, there are 30 main projects, each with extra projects to complete a set or to complement the main design, plus there is a wealth of advice on tools, materials and techniques, making it the perfect book for beginners. Featuring projects from a range of jewelry designers, there is bound to be something to suit everyone. Step-by-step instructionsw, clear step photography and handy tips throughout will ensure confidence grows until you're happy to make laterations to suit, or to design your own masterpiece from scratch!

Metal Clay And Mixed Media Jewelry

Author : Sherri Haab
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Metal clay starts as clay and turns into metal. Does it get any more magical? Now it does—withMetal Clay and Mixed Media Jewelry. Author Sherri Haab takes this compelling material, today's hottest craft item, to the next level, brilliantly combining it with other media ranging from the timeless to the unexpected. Ribbons, gold leaf, pottery shards, transparent resin, polymer clay, leather, and more are used to create stunning jewelry. Beautiful photography showcases these innovative pieces, and full step-by-step instructions make it easy to re-create them. New formulations of metal clay and newly developed firing techniques are presented clearly so that crafters can achieve professional results. Sophisticated enough for artists yet simple enough for beginners,Metal Clay and Mixed Media Jewelryis the only book that blends metal clay with such a variety of mixed media to make magic. • Follow-up to the best-sellingArt of Metal Clay—over 35,000 copies sold! • Author has sold more than two million books! • Metal clay is hot with crafters, artists—anyone who wants to try alchemy

Magical Metal Clay Jewellery

Author : Sue Heaser
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Helps readers create beautiful and intricate pieces of pure silver jewellery with no silversmithing skills and very few tools and equipment using metal clay. This book features photography, which demonstrates the techniques needed to set with stones, decorate with enamels, create textural effects using engraving and more.

Making Metal Clay Jewelry

Author : Cindy Thomas Pankopf
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Provides directions and tips for making metal clay jewelry, and offers step-by-step instructions for twenty projects.

Enameling on Metal Clay

Author : Pam East
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This book will appeal to artisans of all levels. A thorough introductory section helps readers prepare their workspace with information on tools, materials, and basic techniques for metal clay and enameling. Jewelry projects include earrings, pendants, pins, beads, and a ring. Easy-to-follow instructions are illustrated with clear, detailed photographs.

Picture Yourself Creating Metal Clay Jewlery

Author : Tammy Powley
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Unlock the secrets of creating your very own metal clay components and unique finished creations with "Picture Yourself Creating Metal Clay Jewelry: Step-by-Step Instruction for Forming, Firing, and Constructing Finished Jewelry." This book provides you w

Metal Clay Jewellery

Author : Natalia Colman
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This gorgeous guide to metal clay jewellery, written by jewellery designer Natalia Colman, features silver, copper and bronze clays. The book is divided up by technique, such as 'Making connections after firing', 'Setting stones' and 'Working with colour'. It contains 17 jewellery projects including rings, pendants, earrings, bracelets and decorative clasps: it is thorough enough to lead a beginner through the process from start to finish, but innovative enough to inspire even experienced jewellery makers. Many of the projects include ideas for adapting the project or producing it in other metals. Natalia uses the clays in often new and innovative ways, such as using hand-drawn scratch-foam reliefs to create texture, oven-bake enamel to create colour, and, for those who like to adapt their jewellery according to their mood, she uses nuts and bolts to create a stunning ring with interchangeable heads. The book also contains a reference section at the back including firing guides for a large range of gemstones, ensuring that the reader is well-equipped to go on to design and make exactly the kind of jewellery they want.

Metal Clay Color

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The 25 projects in this book include color with polymer clay, colored ceramics, patinas, resin, gemstones, seed beads, enamel, and more. All techniques are presented with step-by-step instructions and photographs.

Metal Clay Magic

Author : Nana Mizushima
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It's as easy to use as modeling clay. Fire it, and it turns to pure silver: It's metal clay magic! Nana Mizushima's playful approach shows how this fantastic medium allows anyone to craft items in silver. Features more than 25 imaginative, appealing projects for beads, earrings, pendants, bookmarks, pet tags, little boxes, origami, and more.

Metal Clay Techniques

Author : Sue Heaser
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Learn how to make professional-lookingmetal jewellery without investing insilversmithing equipment and training.Master the core techniques of metalclay jewellery in an afternoon withdetailed step-by-step photography.A rich and inspirational guidewith tried and tested techniquesexplained in detail and informationon the cutting edge of metalclay creativity and materials.

Metal Clay Animal Jewellery

Author : Natalia Colman
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This gorgeous guide to metal clay jewellery, written by designer and author Natalia Colman, shows you how to create 20 beautiful pieces of jewellery from silver, copper and bronze clays. It features rings, pendants, earrings and bracelets and is divided into five animal-themed chapters. The designs include household favourites such as cats and dogs, as well as fashion-forward pieces such as a swallow ring, bull pendant and swan brooch. The book starts with a thorough 'basic techniques' section, while the more advanced and inventive techniques are slotted within each relevant chapter. The book also contains a comprehensive reference section at the back with firing guides for a large range of gemstones. This thorough book will lead a beginner through the process from start to finish, and is innovative enough to inspire experienced jewellery-makers. It will appeal to fans of Natalia's other books, animal-lovers, and anyone keen to create personal finishing-touches.

Metal Clay Rings

Author : Irina Miech
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Metal Clay Rings presents simple instructions for making 18 beautifully designed, wearable rings. Author Irina Miech teaches a wide repertoire of ring-forming skills that readers can develop as the projects move from easy to challenging. The book contains a helpful section on metal clay basics, specialty tools and techniques for making rings, thorough instructions, and clear photographs. Beginners can try such projects as River Stones, Wrapped Leaf-Imprinting, and Burst of Beads. Intermediate beaders can create the Jeweled Project Setting, Moonrise, and Organic Splendor. Advanced crafters can make an Elegant Solitaire, a Whimsical Framed Gem-Bezel, and a Spinner Ring. These are just some of the lovely original designs featured here. Metal Clay Rings encourages beaders to try metal clay and inspires metal clay artists to incorporate beads in wonderful new ways.

Metal Clay Origami Jewelry

Author : Sara Jayne Cole
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Combining the allure of metal clay jewellery with the three-dimensional dynamism of origami, the pieces in this guide from noted artist Sara Jayne Cole are riveting. Cole offers up the know-how to fold metal clay paper sheets using surprisingly easy techniques and a gallery of inspirational work is sure to have crafters of all skill levels eager to start on the 25 contemporary projects.