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