Synopses & Reviews
If you love silver jewellery but dont have the time or patience to learn traditional silver-smithing techniques, then the exciting medium of silver clay will open up a whole new range of possibilities to your jewellery making. Boasting all the same properties as modelling clay, it is 99.9% pure silver, meaning that you can make high-quality jewellery using the easiest of techniques. This handy new book is perfect for anyone taking their first steps with this rewarding craft. Get stuck in to the varied series of 22 projects that show perfectly the versatility of silver clay. Shape, roll, cut, mould and indent your way through them, learning the basics as you go with the help of a jargon-free techniques section. From pendants and bracelets to rings and statement beads, there will be something for everyone.
Love silver jewelry but don't have time to learn traditional silversmithing techniques? Silver clay is as simple to work with as modeling clay, yet it's 99.9% pure silver! The 22 projects in this handy guide are perfect for newcomers, who will learn how to shape, roll, cut, mold, and indent the clay with the help of a comprehensive techniques section. From pendants and bracelets to rings and statement beads, Silver Clay Workshop opens up a bright new world of jewelry making!
About the Author
Melanie Blaikies love of all things sparkly began when she trained as a diamond valuer for De Beers. She went on to forge a successful career as a jewellery designer, working for many of the biggest names in the industry, including Garrard, Asprey and Tiffany. After studying traditional silver-smithing techniques, Melanie discovered silver clay and fell in love with this amazing medium. She is now one of the foremost tutors of silver clay work in the UK and has contributed to Beads and Beyond magazine. Also available: Bronze Metal Clay 9781600594632