Making Polymer Clay Beads

Making Polymer Clay Beads

Step-by-step Techniques for Creating Beautiful Ornamental Beads

Book - 2007
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A comprehensive introduction to the materials, tools, equipment, and techniques used to make unique beads with a variety of shapes, colors, and finishes. The straightforward instructions discuss topics that include conditioning raw clay and making simple shapes; producing more complex shapes, such as rounds, canes, and spirals; decorating the beads with foils, powders, and millefiori; and creating faux effects like ivory, bone, turquoise, marble, and silver. A gallery of beads by internationally renowned artists, hundreds of step-by-step photographs of new beads designed by the author, and a clay gauge that allows one to estimate how much clay is necessary to make a specific quantity of beads are included, making this a comprehensive guide that will provide inspiration, demonstrate the range of effects that can be achieved in polymer clay, and teach beaders how to incorporate these beads into jewelry designs.

Publisher: Loveland, CO : Interweave Press, c2007.
ISBN: 9781596680197
1596680199
Call Number: 745.582 BLACKBURN
Characteristics: 128 p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm
Subjects: Beads.
Beadwork.
Polymer clay craft.

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