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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About 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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Polymer Clay Beads: Techniques, Projects, Inspiration based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
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.
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with lots of interesting techniques -- some more challenging than others so there's a lot of variety.
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.