Tuesday, 3 December 2013

#Metal #Clay 101 for #Beaders ~ #Book #Review



Metal Clay 101 for Beaders
by Kristal Wick
ISBN13: 9781454707592
Price: £16.99
Publication Date: 7 Dec 2013
Published By: Lark Jewelry & Beading

    

This is the 2nd "101 for Beaders" book in the series.
Kristal Wick uses step-by-step photos to teach you how to
use copper, silver and bronze metal clay.


Kristal uses her love of metal clay
to inspire you to make multiple beautiful pieces of jewellery.
Kristal is so excited by this medium some of it is bound to 
rub off on you.


The book talks you through all the basics
from the different types of clay to the tools & materials you will need to use.


To be honest I had never heard of metal clay.
Now not only do I know about it I can't wait to work with it.


The book helps you create simple, customized embellishments 
and findings to perfectly match beaded jewellery.


You will learn how to form and fire the three predominant kinds of metal clay. 


The techniques presented include sculpting, moulding,
adding inclusions, creating texture, polishing and applying patinas.


The book provides in-depth instructions on using metal clay to shape beads,
spacers, charms, links, toggles, bead caps, cones and more.


The book contains 30 attractive, inspiring projects that 
combine metal clay components with gorgeous beads.  



One of the best things about the book is each stage of the process
that you maybe unsure of has pictures as well as instructions.


This book is sure to inspire you and you'll soon be designing
your own pieces of jewellery. 
It's amazing what Kristal does with the clay and the hints and tips
she shares with you.


    

I received a copy of the book to review.
However all opinions expressed are my own.
No monies were received for this post.
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