Want to make professional-looking metal jewellery without investing in silversmithing tools, equipment and training? This book shows how you can - with metal clay: one of the most popular materials used by commercial jewellers and hobbyists alike. Metal clay is an incredibly versatile material that can be moulded, folded, shaped, cut, woven, braided, carved and worked like simple modelling clay to produce an endless array of forms and effects. It is then baked in a domestic oven, and hardens into an alloy of silver and other metals. This book will allow you to master the core techniques in an afternoon, and show you how this material could keep you creatively engaged for a lifetime of jewellery making. Every technique is shown in detail with clear step-by-step photographs, demonstrating all the techniques you will need to set with stones, decorate with enamels, create textural effects using engraving and much, much more. Whatever your skill level and whatever your craft style you'll find this a rich and inspiring guide with tried-and-tested techniques explained in detail, as well as the cutting edge of metal clay creativity and materials. Written by Sue Heaser, one of the world's most highly regarded metal clay teachers, you will not only learn these simple metal clay techniques, you will also see how to put the skills to use with 20 gorgeous projects to create your own fine pieces of jewellery.
Le informazioni nella sezione "Riassunto" possono far riferimento a edizioni diverse di questo titolo.
Sue Heaser is an internationally renowned polymer clay artist, author and teacher and has been working with polymer clay for over 25 years. She is chairman of the British Polymer Clay Guild and runs her own mail order polmer clay company, the Polymer Clay Pit.Contenuti:
Introduction; 1 Tools and materials Types of metal clay; other materials for combining with metal clays; tools; 2 Techniques and projects Including: handling clays; basic clay techniques; firing techniques; finishing and polishing techniques; making beads with metal clay; dichroic glass and enamels with metal clay; pendants and earrings; impressions in silver; molding charms; traditional rings; exotic rings; filigree rings; decorative brooches; stone-set rings; locket; treasure beads necklace; beaded bracelets; 3 Inspirational gallery; 4 Suppliers and resources; Index.
Le informazioni nella sezione "Su questo libro" possono far riferimento a edizioni diverse di questo titolo.
Descrizione libro David & Charles, 2008. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0715327658
Descrizione libro David & Charles Ltd, 2008. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110715327658