Polymer Clay 101: Master Basic Skills and Techniques Easily through Step-by-Step Instruction

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Creative Publishing International, Jan 1, 2011 - Crafts & Hobbies - 192 pages

Polymer Clay 101 teaches all the basics for crafting with polymer clay. With hundreds of detailed photos, it covers tools and supplies, all types of beading technique, and terrific projects that will get you started and inspire you to take your skills and make your own custom designs.

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It's always nice to have a book and dvd combination. The color illustrations help explain what the text doesn't explain. This book and dvd both manage to leave one wondering just what to do next. The best example is the bowl. The dvd shows only how to cut out a circle and punch holes in it. The book shows a bit more but it would hard to come up the example without a lot more instruction..
The problem may have been time but fewer examples could have used and more in depth explanation substituted. I'm glad I checked this out of the library before buying it. It's definitely not full price but maybe at a used book store for a deeply discounted price might be useful.

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About the author (2011)

DIVAngela Mabray first happened upon polymer clay in a toy store. While she quickly realized it wasn't just for kids, she still feels a childlike joy each time she finds something new to do with polymer clay. Angela lives with her husband and son in Oklahoma, where she co-founded the Central Oklahoma Polymer Clay Guild. She is also a member of the International Polymer Clay Association. Her polymer clay projects have appeared in Polymer Café, on HGTV's "That's Clever" show, and on many blogs. She writes about polymer clay at www.craftygoat.com.

Kim Otterbein has had a love for beads all her life and still has a baggie of seed beads from the 1960's. Kim's training as a textile designer and painter seems to blend right in with jewelry making. Kim is the primary teacher for classes and workshops at the Bead House in Bristol, Rhode Island, sharing her wide range of knowledge and experience in beading, knotting, wire wrapping and polymer clay. She is a certified instructor of Precious Metal Clay (PMC) and also a silversmith. She has had many projects and instructional articles published in various magazines, including Bead & Button, Belle Armoire, Art Jewelry, Beadwork, Polymer Café, and Lapidary Journal. To see her work, go to www.thebeadhouse.com and click on KO Design./div

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