Making Polymer Clay Beads

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Interweave Press, Apr 1, 2007 - Crafts & Hobbies - 128 pages
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A comprehensive introduction to the materials, tools, equipment, and techniques used to make unique beads with a variety of shapes, colors, and finishes. The straightforward instructions discuss topics that include conditioning raw clay and making simple shapes; producing more complex shapes, such as rounds, canes, and spirals; decorating the beads with foils, powders, and millefiori; and creating faux effects like ivory, bone, turquoise, marble, and silver. A gallery of beads by internationally renowned artists, hundreds of step-by-step photographs of new beads designed by the author, and a clay gauge that allows one to estimate how much clay is necessary to make a specific quantity of beads are included, making this a comprehensive guide that will provide inspiration, demonstrate the range of effects that can be achieved in polymer clay, and teach beaders how to incorporate these beads into jewelry designs.

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User Review  - Sheila Read - Goodreads

I tried to do some these beads with no luck not enough tools Read full review

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User Review  - Charity - Goodreads

I just got this book from the library, and found some really cool looking techniques inside. It's shorter than it should be though -- instructions and pictures seem kind of squashed together on some ... Read full review

About the author (2007)

Carol Blackburn is a designer who works with polymer clay, beads, and tassels. She is a member of the British and American Polymer Clay Guilds. 

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