Magical Metal Clay Jewellery

Author: Sue Heaser
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780715327654
Category: Jewelry making
Page: 128
View: 8557

Helps readers create beautiful and intricate pieces of pure silver jewellery with no silversmithing skills and very few tools and equipment using metal clay. This book features photography, which demonstrates the techniques needed to set with stones, decorate with enamels, create textural effects using engraving and more.

Magical Metal Clay Jewelry

Author: Sue Heaser
Publisher: Krause Publications
ISBN: 9780896895942
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 128
View: 4076

Today's revolution in jewelry making is quite simple, literally. With few tools and basic silversmithing skills readers can quickly and easily create intricate pieces of solid silver jewelry using the easy-to-follow instructions in Magical Metal Clay Jewelry. More than 250 step-by-step color photos demonstrate techniques needed to mold, fold, shape, cut, braid, and carve metal clay to create more than 25 original pieces of beautiful jewelry. With this book there's no need for hammering, sawing, or even a kiln, making it accessible to anyone.

Metal Clay And Mixed Media Jewelry

Innovative Projects Featuring Resin, Polymer Clay, Fiber, Glass, Ceramics, Collage Materials, And More
Author: Sherri Haab
Publisher: Clarkson Potter
ISBN: 9780823030620
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 143
View: 341

Metal clay starts as clay and turns into metal. Does it get any more magical? Now it does—withMetal Clay and Mixed Media Jewelry. Author Sherri Haab takes this compelling material, today's hottest craft item, to the next level, brilliantly combining it with other media ranging from the timeless to the unexpected. Ribbons, gold leaf, pottery shards, transparent resin, polymer clay, leather, and more are used to create stunning jewelry. Beautiful photography showcases these innovative pieces, and full step-by-step instructions make it easy to re-create them. New formulations of metal clay and newly developed firing techniques are presented clearly so that crafters can achieve professional results. Sophisticated enough for artists yet simple enough for beginners,Metal Clay and Mixed Media Jewelryis the only book that blends metal clay with such a variety of mixed media to make magic. • Follow-up to the best-sellingArt of Metal Clay—over 35,000 copies sold! • Author has sold more than two million books! • Metal clay is hot with crafters, artists—anyone who wants to try alchemy

Metal Clay Techniques

The Complete Guide for Jewellery Makers
Author: Sue Heaser
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781446302347
Category: Jewelry making
Page: 192
View: 322

Learn how to make professional-lookingmetal jewellery without investing insilversmithing equipment and training.Master the core techniques of metalclay jewellery in an afternoon withdetailed step-by-step photography.A rich and inspirational guidewith tried and tested techniquesexplained in detail and informationon the cutting edge of metalclay creativity and materials.

Enameling on Metal Clay

Author: Pam East
Publisher: Kalmbach Books
ISBN: 0871164655
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 96
View: 1265

This book will appeal to artisans of all levels. A thorough introductory section helps readers prepare their workspace with information on tools, materials, and basic techniques for metal clay and enameling. Jewelry projects include earrings, pendants, pins, beads, and a ring. Easy-to-follow instructions are illustrated with clear, detailed photographs.

How to Make Silver Charms from Metal Clay

Author: Sue Heaser
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781845435080
Category: Charm bracelets
Page: 144
View: 6688

Create beautiful solid silver charms quickly and easily. This inspirational book shows how to craft intricate pure silver charms with no silver-smithing skills, and very few tools and equipment. The secret? Metal clay.

The Absolute Beginners Guide: Making Metal Clay Jewelry

Everything You Need to Know to Get Started
Author: Cindy Thomas Pankopf
Publisher: Kalmbach Books
ISBN: 0871167654
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 112
View: 9896

Anyone who has ever wanted to give metal clay a try will enjoy this third book in the popular Absolute Beginners Guide series. The first book in this series, Stringing Beaded Jewelry, won the 2010 IPPY award. Making Metal Clay Jewelry follows the same signature format as its predecessors, positioning readers to learn by doing as they take on simple metal clay jewelry projects that gradually increase in difficulty level. Now is a perfect time to introduce readers to metal clay with this signature series that focuses on positive results.

Making Doll House Miniatures with Polymer Clay

Author: Sue Heaser
Publisher: Cassell
ISBN: 9780304355709
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 128
View: 318

"Here's the definitive guide to manufacturers, tools, safety, and crafting. See how to intermix colored clays to obtain an even wider range of hues, and the different types of paints and varnishes...for adornment. Techniques for softening the clay, balling and rolling it, working with a knife, and sanding will assure good results."-Doll Castle News.

Metal Clay for Jewelry Makers

The Complete Technique Guide
Author: Sue Heaser
Publisher: Interweave
ISBN: 9781596687134
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 192
View: 2084

Experience metal clay like never before. Going far beyond most other metal clay books currently available, Metal Clay for Jewelry Makers covers basics and much more. Inside, you'll explore a range of techniques including forming hinges and beads; working with paper clay; adding gemstones, glass, and ceramics; and syringing, burnishing, texturing, and using patinas. You'll discover stunningly showcased silver and base metal clays perfected in soft clay, paper, and paste forms. Sue also covers the materials that are often used in conjunction with metal clay, including embellishments, stones, and findings. After covering materials, Sue dives right into techniques, from the basics to specific advanced techniques. She explores the use of additional materials as well--applying resin, mounting stones, enameling, engraving and more. A section on zero waste--how to conserve and reuse expensive metal clay remnants--completes the how-to section. Packed with more than 500 photographs, this book will give you a clear guide to both the process and end product or effect. While no projects are in the book, finished projects with tips and techniques are spread throughout and provide inspiration for you to explore metal clay and to use your newfound jewelry-making skills with this innovative material, often dubbed "magical clay."

Working with Precious Metal Clay

Author: Tim McCreight
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9780713658286
Category: Jewelry making
Page: 127
View: 7035

Precious Metal Clay (PMC) is a material for jewellers and craft people which is as easy to manipulate as polymer clay, but when it is fired, the resulting object is 99.9per cent solid silver. This book describes how to work with PMC, including firing and finishing, and includes a set of projects.

Encyclopedia of Polymer Clay Techniques

A Comprehensive Directory of Polymer Clay Techniques Covering a Panoramic Range of Exciting Applications
Author: Sue Heaser
Publisher: Running PressBook Pub
ISBN: 9780762430871
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 160
View: 7612

A comprehensive guide to one of the most popular and versatile mediums available to crafters

The Polymer Clay Techniques Book

Author: Sue Heaser
Publisher: North Light Books
ISBN: 9781581800081
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 128
View: 5876

A step-by-step guide to creating different crafts, such as buttons, beads, and mosaics, using polymer clay

Bronze Metal Clay

Explore a New Material with 35 Projects
Author: Yvonne Padilla
Publisher: Lark Books (NC)
ISBN: 9781600594632
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 128
View: 4790

A collection of jewelry projects utilizing bronze metal clay.

Metals in Past Societies

A Global Perspective on Indigenous African Metallurgy
Author: Shadreck Chirikure
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 331911641X
Category: Social Science
Page: 166
View: 2233

This book seeks to communicate to both a global and local audience, the key attributes of pre-industrial African metallurgy such as technological variation across space and time, methods of mining and extractive metallurgy and the fabrication of metal objects. These processes were transformative in a physical and metaphoric sense, which made them total social facts. Because the production and use of metals was an accretion of various categories of practice, a chaine operatoire conceptual and theoretical framework that simultaneously considers the embedded technological and anthropological factors was used. The book focuses on Africa’s different regions as roughly defined by cultural geography. On the one hand there is North Africa, Egypt, the Egyptian Sudan, and the Horn of Africa which share cultural inheritances with the Middle East and on the other is Africa south of the Sahara and the Sudan which despite interacting with the former is remarkably different in terms of technological practice. For example, not only is the timing of metallurgy different but so is the infrastructure for working metals and the associated symbolic and sociological factors. The cultural valuation of metals and the social positions of metal workers were different too although there is evidence of some values transfer and multi-directional technological cross borrowing. The multitude of permutations associated with metals production and use amply demonstrates that metals participated in the production and reproduction of society. Despite huge temporal and spatial differences there are so many common factors between African metallurgy and that of other regions of the world. For example, the role of magic and ritual in metal working is almost universal be it in Bolivia, Nepal, Malawi, Timna, Togo or Zimbabwe. Similarly, techniques of mining were constrained by the underlying geology but this should not in any way suggest that Africa’s metallurgy was derivative or that the continent had no initiative. Rather it demonstrates that when confronted with similar challenges, humanity in different regions of the world responded to identical challenges in predictable ways mediated as mediated by the prevailing cultural context. The success of the use of historical and ethnographic data in understanding variation and improvisation in African metallurgical practices flags the potential utility of these sources in Asia, Latin America and Europe. Some nuance is however needed because it is simply naïve to assume that everything depicted in the history or ethnography has a parallel in the past and vice versa. Rather, the confluence of archaeology, history and ethnography becomes a pedestal for dialogue between different sources, subjects and ideas that is important for broadening our knowledge of global categories of metallurgical practice.

Constructing Architecture

Materials, Processes, Structures
Author: Andrea Deplazes
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3764371900
Category: Architecture
Page: 508
View: 960

Now in its second edition: the trailblazing introduction and textbook on construction includes a new section on translucent materials and an article on the use of glass.

Stamped Metal Jewelry

Creative Techniques and Designs for Making Custom Jewelry
Author: Lisa N Kelly
Publisher: Interweave
ISBN: 9781596681774
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 128
View: 7552

Metal stamping is one of the hottest trends in metal jewelry. Using purchased metal stamps and sterling silver blanks, you can personalize your metal jewelry designs with words, textures, and creative designs. Lisa Niven Kelly, creator of the online Beaducation workshops and website, specializes in the technique and has been teaching stamping for more than six years to enthusiastic students. Although stamping is a simple technique, the right tools and skills will help you create professional and exciting results. Stamped Metal Jewelry teaches multiple metal stamping and texturing techniques, and the projects incorporate wirework and metalsmithing to create fabulous necklaces, beads, charms, bracelets, cuffs, and earrings. The book opens with an extensive section on stamping, wirework, and metalsmithing tools and techniques. With these skills, you can begin the inspiring jewelry designs with confidence. Nineteen projects cover a variety of techniques and designs such as creating charms, incorporating stamped links into beaded projects, making stamped links from flat wire and wire-wrapping them together, stamping on blanks and layering them, riveting, texturing metal, oxidizing, and more. In addition to Lisa's projects, the book features contributions by nationally known guest artists Tracy Stanley, Kriss Silva, Lisa Claxton, Kate Richbourg, Janice Berkebile, and Connie Fox.

The Complete Book of Jewelry Making

A Full-color Introduction to the Jeweler's Art
Author: Carles Codina
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 1579903045
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 160
View: 4015

An illustrated introduction to the art of making jewelry, providing a review of metallurgy, describing basic and advanced techniques, examining various surfaces, and including step-by-step instructions for several projects.

PMC Decade

The First Ten Years of Precious Metal Clay
Author: Randy Allan Wardell,Ken Devos
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781929565191
Category: Art
Page: 251
View: 9575

"It has been ten years since Precious Metal Clay was introduced in the United States, and it is time to see what artists have done with this fascinating material. This book gathers for the first time work made by leaders in the field. A critical essay by noted designer Donald Friedlich and a technical explanation from scientist Darnall Burks make this a landmark volume for artists and collectors."--Publisher.

The Art of Enameling

Techniques, Projects, Inspiration
Author: Linda Darty
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 9781579909543
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 176
View: 5422

Offers a complete introduction to all of the popular techniques of enameling, with practical advice on how to set up a studio and detailed, step-by-step instructions for fourteen creative projects that use such methods as cloisonne, champleve, and plique, as well as the latest experimental techniques.

Great Wire Jewelry

Projects and Techniques
Author: Irene From Petersen
Publisher: Lark Books
ISBN: 9781579900939
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 60
View: 8801

Describes the different techniques used in creating wire jewelry and provides instructions for seventy projects