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Enter your mobile number or email address below and well send you a link to download the free kindle app. Polymer clay and jewellery artists are experimenting with metal clay mo. Like almost every other metal clay book, heaser begins with the basics tools needed, howtos, etc. I stumbled upon metal clay late in 2010, but did not have the courage to make any jewellery piece until april this year. Silver metal clay is an accessible, easy to use material that allows unique, hallmarkquality jewellery to be made at home with simple tools. No matter what youre looking for or where you are in the world, our global marketplace of sellers can help you find unique and affordable options. Ive only had one day of beginners metal clay class, and i must say the tutorials in this book is very easy to follow. Making metal clay jewellery, paperback by rai, julia, isbn 1785002643, isbn 9781785002649, brand new, free shipping in the us silver metal clay is an accessible, easy to use material that allows unique, hallmarkquality jewellery to be made at home with simple tools. See more ideas about jewelry, books and precious metal clay. Weve created firing kits to save you time in selecting the tools you will need for firing the type of metal clay you want to work with. Metal clay techniques book by sue heaser metal clay ltd. Magical metal clay jewelry by sue heaser, paperback barnes. Metal clay is a suspension of tiny particles of metal in a clay binder, which can be used to make jewellery, beads and small findings. Combined with her other book, the metal clay techniques book a lavishly illustrated howto, there is enough information and inspiration for anyone looking at this alternative to traditional jewellery construction.
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Apr 12, 2017 the book covers techniques for making a range of jewellery items including beads, rings, earrings, pendants and also looks at setting stones, working with glass and metal clay, using embeddable findings and making unique textures. Apr 12, 20 finishing your jewelry creations to near perfection, helps set your work apart from all the rest. Tammy powley is a freelance writer and jewelry expert. Meet melanie at one of her inspiring creative classes. If silver is your colour, youve found the right book. Inside, youll explore a range of techniques including forming hinges and beads.
This practical book introduces the various forms of silver metal clay and their relative merits. Making with metal clay has all the projects you need to start making your own stunning silver jewellery. Going far beyond most other metal clay books currently available, metal clay for jewelry makers covers basics and much more. Contemporary metal clay rings tim mccreight, brynmorgen press. Metal clay jewellery by natalia colman 2015, paperback for. Oct 07, 2015 the art of handcrafted metal clay jewellery is a fun and accessible way to create a range of stunning pieces from the comfort of your home. She has taught metal clay and polymer clay workshops all over the world from the usa and europe, to taiwan and japan. Silver metal clay is an accessible, easytouse material that allows unique, hallmarkquality jewelry to be made at home with simple tools. Contemporary metal clay rings welcome to brynmorgen. Art jewelry magazine jewelry projects and videos on metalsmithing, wirework, metal clay metal clay jewelry 2012 try allnew metal clay projects using a variety of metal clays. Then you can start reading kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer no kindle device required. See more ideas about metal clay jewelry, clay jewelry and metal clay. Sterling silver metal clay, introduced into the united states in 2011, is 92. During firing, the organic binder burns away, all the metal molecules bond sinter, and the finished piece of pure silver or gold is left.
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