Books

The Polymer Clay Cookbook

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The Polymer Cay Cookbook: Tiny Food Jewelry to Whip Up and Wear by Jessica and Susan Partain
If mouthwatering bling is your thing, The Polymer Clay Cookbook is what you've been craving! Whether you're a jewelry-lover who wants to experiment with polymer clay, someone looking for fun projects to do with friends or your kids, or you're just a full-on foodie, you'll love these 20 polymer clay charms and jewelry inspired by favorite foods. 
Paperback, 160 pages, full color illustrations and step-by-step details

The Polymer Clay Techniques Book

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The Polymer Clay Techniques Book by Sue Heaser
Over 50 techniques for creating fabulous oven-clay projects from jewelry to dollhouse miniatures. 
Discover the wealth of creative possibilities that versatile and colorful polymer clay has to offer. Here are all the techniques you need to create oven-clay projects: buttons, beads, jewelry, figurines, boxes, mosaics, and frames. The book begins with some basic techniques to get you started, including rolling, baking, and gluing. It then moves on to madbling effects, simulating textiles, making frames, building miniature pots, and creating faux stones. Inspirational examples of work from some of the best polymer clay artists in the world will fire your imagination and provide ideas for developing your own designs. 
Full-Color Paperback,128 Pages

How to Make Polymer Clay Beads

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How to Make Polymer Cay Beads: 35 Step-by-Step Projects to Show How to Make Beautiful Beads & Jewelry by Linda Peterson
Handmade jewlery is always in fashion. So why not start the procedd from scratch and make your ow beads? This beaufygilly illystrated book, packed with clear step-bu-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. With practice, they will look professionally hand-crafted. Various brands of clay are covered, how to condition it, basic color mixing, and baking temperatures. All the tools you will need are listed, and finishing techniques, such as sanding, buffing, and sealing, are described. 
In these pages 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. 
Beginners and more advanced practitioners alike will find both practical advice and inspiration. 
Paperback, 128 pages, full color illustrations and step-by-step details

Exploring Canework in Polymer Clay

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Exploring Canework in Polymer Clay by Patricia Kimle
Learn all about successful polymer clay cane construction including color theory for pleasing combinations, detailed lessons in constructing, reducing, and combining patterns with canes, and creating allover surface design from cane slices for remarkable beads and jewelry. 
Features: 
*Polymer clay basics, detailed step-by-step instructions, and clear process photography for any skill level
*Cane tutorials for striped, checkerboard, spiral, bull's-eye, kaleidoscope, floral, combination, and translucent overlay
*Vibrant jewelry - necklaces, earrings, bracelets, pendants, or brooches - incorporating the lesson just taught
*A stunning and inspirational gallery of finished jewelry, all designed by the author
Full-Color Paperback, 95 pages

The Absolute Beginners Guide: Working with Polymer Clay

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If you love the color, pattern and texture of polymer clay beads, but thought you could never make your own, think again! The 24 easy projects in this book will have you creating beautiful beads, pendants, and jewelry in no time! 
A helpful introduction to the basics, tools and color is followed by progressive projects that put newfound techniques into action. Perfect for the beginner.
Paperback, 95 pages, full color illustrations and step-by-step instructions. 

Polymer Clay Art Jewelry

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Polymer Clay Art Jewelry: How to Make Polymer Clay Jewelry Projects Using New Techniques
Make gorgeous polymer clay jewelry with instruction and inspiration from polymer clay designers Ilysa Ginsburg & Kira Slye, The unique and artistic techniques in Polymer Clay Art Jewelry provide new, versatile ways for creating fantactic necklaces, earrings, bracelets and more! 
* 16 beautiful, eye-catching jewelry projects
* 4 creative themes that appeal to a range of styles
* Polymer clay techniques that use unusual tools and tricks
* Fun and inspiring for both beginner and intermediate levels
Paperback, 128 pages, full color illustrations and step-by-step instructions