Synopses & Reviews
This is by far the most attractive volume on ceramic bead-making anywhere! Crafters will eagerly snap it up to learn how they can create a variety of striking projects using low-fire clay and a rainbow of colorful glazes. The basic techniques include hand-rolling, cutting, stamping, press-molding, and extruding, as well as surface embellishment, and the 30 colorful jewelry projects are wonderfully simple. Nothing says love more than the flirty urban-hip ring with a metal clay arrow shot through the heart. A bohemian chic big-bead necklace mimics the look of traditional majolica. Charming photography captures the colors and textures of a festive outdoor market, making every page playful, fun, and accessible.
"Heynen's work is known for its color and whimsy, and her projects are much along these same lines. Some are full of wonderful, bright color combinations, and others are a mix of earthy tones. I found this book to speak to those jewelry designers who want to really do something different and possibly more challenging when it comes to creating jewelry." (5-star review) -- About.com Jewelry Making