Ancient Modern: Polymer Clay And Wire Jewelry by Ronna Weltman

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By Ronna Weltman

Artistically combining polymer clay with cord, this distinct guide teaches crafters and jewellery makers the right way to create natural, subtle, and modern jewellery. a number leading edge suggestions in designing beads and elements from polymer clay are mixed with wireworking parts, encouraged clasps and ear wires, cord bead caps, polymer clay tipped head pins, and extra for a signature glance. Explaining basics of jewellery layout, this handbook additionally delves into what makes a bit "primitive" and the way to accomplish an natural influence via colour blending and textures. integrated are a wide selection of polymer clay and twine jewellery layout and texture strategies, 15 distinctive targeted tasks, and a gallery of accomplished works.

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For example, string (1 accent bead and 1 Hemisphere bead) twice. This example indicates that 1 accent bead, 1 Hemisphere bead, 1 accent bead, and 1 Hemisphere bead should be strung (p 129). Other helpful sections include : Designing Jewelry, p. 9 An explanation of art principles and how to apply them to jewelry design Color Inspiration , p. 10 A discussion of sources for color inspiration, as well as a brief introduction to the color wheel. I The Mechanics of Jewelry Design, p. 11 A breakdown of important things to consider when designing necklaces, bracelets, rings, pins, and earrings.

You can add a drop of water to act as a glue to keep them together. COLOR RECIPE BUMPY TEAL BEAD: 46 Cover the packing-peanut ball with the marble blend (created in Step 44) Roll it in your hand like you're rolling a ball. It will be lumpy since the packingpeanut core is lumpy. 1 part turquoise polymer clay 1 part white pearl polymer clay 1/2 part gold polymer clay 47 Poke a hole through the bead with the needle tool. Cure for 30 minutes, cool, and apply brown shoe polish with a firm paintbrush.

Gently press down on the cane so that it is slightly flattened (Figure 6). Cut slices from the flattened cane and lay them on your work surface. 27 Holding the base bead on the needle tool, use a tissue blade to lift the cane slices off the work surface and place them onto the bead, forming a band (Figure 7) Once you are happy with their placement, pat them firmly to affix the band to the base bead, but still keeping a gentle touch so you don't distort the canes. 28 Cure for 45 minutes and then apply shoe polish with a firm paintbrush .

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