Synopses & Reviews
Metal clay is fine silver particles held together with a binder. Crafters work the compound like regular clay--and then, when their creations are fired, the binder burns away, leaving a glowing silver piece behind. Magical! Metal Clay for Beaders combines this new medium with ever-popular beading. It's win-win for beaders (who add an exciting new element to their creations) and for metal-clay artists (who discover how crystals, pearls, wire, and glass can enhance their work). Basics plus fourteen exciting projects make this book a must-have for anyone who loves beads or metal clay.
Two great crafts--metal clay and beading--are profiled in one great book, with step-by-step instructions for beginners, plus 14 stunning projects. 250 color illustrations.
Beaders will learn how to shape, texture, stamp, cut, and mold easy-to-use metal clay into gorgeous jewelry that they can embellish! This guide to getting started with this amazing material includes 14 projectscustom pendants, findings, rings, and morewith complete step-by-step instructions and full-color photography. First in a series by author, artist, and bead-store owner Irina Miech.