Art of Metal Clay: Techniques for Creating Jewelry and Decorative Objects

Art of Metal Clay: Techniques for Creating Jewelry and Decorative Objects

by Sherri Haab
     
 

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Developed in Japan in the early 1990s, metal clay represents a dramatic development in the handling of precious metals for jewelrymaking. Metal clay consists of microscopic particles of silver or gold suspended in a pliable organic binder that can be worked with the hands and simple household tools, eliminating the need for difficult metalworking processes such as

Overview

Developed in Japan in the early 1990s, metal clay represents a dramatic development in the handling of precious metals for jewelrymaking. Metal clay consists of microscopic particles of silver or gold suspended in a pliable organic binder that can be worked with the hands and simple household tools, eliminating the need for difficult metalworking processes such as soldering, hammering, and cutting. When metal clay is fired, the binder burns away and the metal particles fuse into pure (99.9 percent) metal.

The Art of Metal Clay is a comprehensive introduction to the medium designed specifically for crafters and jewelrymakers, detailing the essentials of working, firing, and finishing metal clay to create beautiful jewelry and decorative objects. Artist and instructor Sherri Haab demonstrates metal clay’s remarkable versatility, showing how it can be textured, molded, carved, and sculpted to create gorgeous beads, bracelets, pendants, earrings, rings, and other jewelry settings, plus boxes and vessels. She also reveals how to combine metal clay with polymer clay, glass, and epoxy resin to create unique mixed-media pieces. An essential resource for anyone who wants the latest information on this up-and-coming crafts medium!

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"New techniques for firing with stones, etching metal clay, working with pigments and enamels, and a section covering the new copper and bronze metal clays fill this beautiful volume. Sherri is a fantastic and thorough teacher, and her oversized step-by-step photos and concise instructions make it easy to be successful." Bead Design Studio Magazine

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780823003679
Publisher:
Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony
Publication date:
11/01/2003
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
8.54(w) x 10.51(h) x 0.44(d)

Meet the Author

Sherri Haab is an award-winning author, illustrator, and product designer of how-to books and magazines. A certified instructor in both Precious Metal Clay® and Art Clay® Silver, she also teaches jewelrymaking classes. She has developed crafts for American Girl magazine, and her clay illustrations have appeared in Family Fun and other publications. She lives in Springville, UT.

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