The Art of Polymer Clay: Designs and Techniques for Creating Jewelry, Pottery, and Decorative Artwork
The wonder substance of home crafters, polymer clay is versatile, pliable,nexpensive and easy to find. It is available in multiple colours, and can beired in a kitchen oven. Dollmakers and miniaturists were its primary usersntil its properties made it more accepted. Crafters, sculpters, jewelleryesigners, potters, ceramists, and miniaturists can all use this syntheticlay.;This manual describes the techniques of polymer clay modelling,ncluding fabricating millefiore (stained glass effects), mould making,eplicating natural materials such as jade, malachite, and coral, andimicking gold leaf and marbleized paper. It also covers creating faux "arved" or "woven" objects. The projects include earrings and bead bracelets,apkin rings and candlesticks, animal figurines, and a birdhouse.