Synopses & Reviews
Create stunning necklaces, pins, earrings, bracelets, hair clips, and other accessories easily and inexpensively -- and have a lot of fun doing it! Polymer clay is a uniquely versatile material. It's available in a rainbow of colors, is odorless and non-toxic, can be hardened in an ordinary oven, and the basic techniques to work with it are simple to learn. Now you can use this wonderful medium to make a fabulous selection of jewelry in a variety of styles, from delicate "porcelain" flowers, millefiori beads and mosaic work to realistic finishes that mimic the appearance of precious metals and stone. More than fifty gloriously illustrated projects will inspire you to get fight to work. Make a cheerful sunflower millefiori bead necklace and earring set or a granite choker and bracelet made of beads that look like real pebbles. Sculpt tiny forget-me-nots and use them to make rings and stud earrings, or make a delicate rose corsage that will never whither or fade. Form adorable animal figures, including pigs, rabbits, cats, frogs, and penguins, and use them to make a variety of pieces. Bring a smile to people's faces with whimsical novelty brooches featuring downs, china dolls, wizards, ballet shoes, country cottages, teddy bears, and other delightful figures. See how to make buttons, miniature boxes, and much more. All techniques and necessary tools and supplies are fully explained, so anyone can make an entire treasure chest full of spectacular polymer clay jewelry.
“An artist who has been shaping polymer clay for more than a decade...now reveals her secrets....precise in its instructions for more than 50 jewelry products...[the book] explains in words and pictures exactly how to roll and shape beads...so there is no space for errors....every detail conceivable is included.”—Booklist
. “A fine new book...covers many different techniques and is full of color photographs.”—Polyinformer.
Fifty projects for beads, buttons, bracelets, necklaces and earrings, using polymer modelling clay. 52 colour illus, 178 b/w line illus, 50 colour photos.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 127) and index.