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How To Make Polymer Clay Beads: 35 Step-by-step Projects For Beautiful Beads And Jewellery

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, photo-image 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 jewelry, including necklaces, bracelets, and earrings. Basic jewelry-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.

Paperback: 128 pages

Publisher: CICO Books (April 1, 2008)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1906094446

ISBN-13: 978-1906094447

Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 0.4 x 8.2 inches

Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)

Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

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I think that I own or have read just about every polymer clay book out there. This one has some recipes for faux gemstones that I haven't seen in any of the others, particularly one for turquoise that can produce a flat surfaced object instead of the bumpy surface that all the other books have for turquoise. Most of the projects I thought were very attractive. Some of the instructions could have been written more clearly, but I believe that any reasonably experienced clayer could figure it out.

I bought this book thinking it was different one. But when I got it well it was just like her other book. Everything in this book is the same as her book with the same title. So beware! It is a good book just don't think you are getting a different book.

This is a great book for those wanting to jump right inand start making clay beads. It covers a wide variety ofdifferent sizes, shapes and techniques. I plan on tryingevery one, they are gorgeous.

I have been using polymer clay for many years and thought I was still able learn a few new tricks. The step by step instructions are great. I recommend this book to anyone in all different levels of experience.

This is a very good book for the beginner. Some projects seem a little complicated but the instructions are clear. I can't wait to get started.

This arrived in a padded envelope at the beginning of the projected arrival date. It was in brand new condition even though it was a used book. It is great for a beginner polymer clay bead maker. Good directions and pictures of each step][[ASIN:1906094446 How to Make Polymer Clay Beads: 35 step-by-step projects for beautiful beads and jewelery

Great book with good descriptions on how to make different kinds/styles of jewelry. A lil different than the other books I have purchased. Will definately try some of these techniques.

I ordered the book just because it seemed to be helpful & I'm very pleasantly surprised! I wioo be looking for more info on this artist!

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