How to Make Polymer Clay Beads: 35 Step-by-Step Projects Show How to Make Beautiful Beads and Jewelry

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Hand-made jewellery is always in style. So why not start the process from scratch and make your own beads? This beautifully illustrated book, packed with clear step-by-step instructions, will show you how. Polymer clay is the material of choice and you will learn how to use free-form techniques and bead-rolling tools to create several styles. Unusual shapes, sculpted effects, simulations of semi-precious stones, photoimage transfers and use of glitter and organic material mean the beads you make will be unique. ...
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Overview

Hand-made jewellery is always in style. So why not start the process from scratch and make your own beads? This beautifully illustrated book, packed with clear step-by-step instructions, will show you how. Polymer clay is the material of choice and you will learn how to use free-form techniques and bead-rolling tools to create several styles. Unusual shapes, sculpted effects, simulations of semi-precious stones, photoimage transfers and use of glitter and organic material mean the beads you make will be unique. And with practice, they will look professionally hand-crafted. All the tools you will need are listed, and finishing techniques, such as sanding, buffing and sealing, are described. You will also find detailed instructions on how to use your own work to create stylish and individual pieces of jewellery, including necklaces, bracelets and earrings. Basic jewellery-making techniques, such as stringing and fixing clasps, lead on to assembling all the components in designs and styles ranging from contemporary and elegant to simple and just plain fun. The finished pieces incorporate a whole variety of mixed media to enhance the look of your beads. Technique based, this book is also full of useful information - including a list of suppliers - and will be invaluable to anyone taking up this rewarding and affordable craft. Beginners and more advanced practitioners alike will find both practical advice and inspiration.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781906094447
  • Publisher: CICO Books
  • Publication date: 4/11/2013
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 486,699
  • Product dimensions: 8.25 (w) x 10.88 (h) x 0.78 (d)

Meet the Author

Linda Peterson, a professional arts and crafts designer, is known for her unique eye for detail. Her dazzling designs have appeared in numerous magazines and advertising campaigns. Linda is an award-winning designer, TV personality, and author, and her previous books include Beading in No Time, Metalwork Jewelry, and Art + Life Combined.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2008

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    As someone who eagerly anticipates each and every book issued on polymer clay techniques, rarely have I ever been as disappointed with an offering as I was with Ms. Peterson's book. While the finished projects were attractive and well-executed, unfortunately that where it ends for this book. Many of the projects seem to be missing entire steps, with no clear explanation of how to achieve the final result. As someone who has been working with polymer clay for some 20 years now, I was able to piece together the missing steps, but a beginner would be lost. This book may have been compiled with the more experienced crafter in mind. However, words such as 'How To' and 'step-by-step' tend to indicate that the projects and techniques would be explained in-depth, and not in the vague manner presented in this book. While I will say that a crafter with a working knowledge of polymer clay techniques might get enough out of this book to make it worthwile, I find myself regretting purchasing this poorly executed title.

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