Polymer Clay Beads: Techniques, Projects, Inspiration

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Grant Diffendaffer, a star in the world of polymer clay beads, shares 20 of his favorite techniques in this comprehensive volume-now available at an appealing paperback price. His innovative methods, which range from hand-formed tubes, teardrops, and baguettes to fantastically layered mokume gane, result in breathtaking pieces. A stunning gallery provides crafters with a wealth of inspiration.
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Overview

Grant Diffendaffer, a star in the world of polymer clay beads, shares 20 of his favorite techniques in this comprehensive volume-now available at an appealing paperback price. His innovative methods, which range from hand-formed tubes, teardrops, and baguettes to fantastically layered mokume gane, result in breathtaking pieces. A stunning gallery provides crafters with a wealth of inspiration.
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Polymer clay is a versatile medium with unlimited possibilities for fanciful beads. Diffendaffer specializes in unusual shapes and textures that are hand-formed, lathe-turned, or molded. His well-illustrated projects for a variety of beads will appeal to both beginners and experienced beadmakers. This is a good selection on a popular topic for public libraries.


—Constance Ashmore Fairchild

Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781600596087
  • Publisher: Lark Crafts
  • Publication date: 3/1/2011
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 797,804
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

GRANT DIFFENDAFFER travels the world teaching his techniques and exhibiting his jewelry. He lives in CANYON, CALIFORNIA. View Grant's work at www.diffendaffer.com.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 24, 2010

    Polymer clay beads.

    I found this book a joy to read and use in my art. I would recommend this book to anyone who is interested in making advanced polymer clay jewelry.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted April 5, 2014

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  • Posted March 22, 2012

    Neat Book

    with lots of interesting techniques -- some more challenging than others so there's a lot of variety.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 19, 2011

    Easy to follow, full of ideas!

    I am a beginner at working with polymer clay and I found the steps outlined in this book easy to follow, illustrated with good photos, and the techniques are definitely useful to a beginner. Not all the specific colors/designs chosen here appeal to me but of course I can substitute my own preferences for my projects. Almost all of the techniques require a pasta machine to condition and press the clay and an oven dedicated to baking polymer clay is also recommended because the fumes can leave toxic traces; these were equipment outlays that surprised and discouraged me, at least temporarily. I haven't looked at many other polymer clay bead books so I don't know if this is how most people do it or the preference of the author of this book. On the whole it is an attractive, useful, and inspiring book.

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