Polymer Clay Beads: Techniques, Projects, Inspiration

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Sterling Publishing Company, 2007 - Crafts & Hobbies - 144 pages
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Twenty different crafting methods—countless breathtaking beads, all made from easy to work with polymer clay! The varied techniques in this comprehensive skill-building book—many of which have never before been published—range from hand-formed tubes, spheres, wedges, teardrops, and baguettes to traditional mokume gane with fantastic layered effects. Add mica clay to create iridescent “ghost image” beads. Construct veneered pillow beads. Carve beads, press-mold them, or even use a cookie-cutter to get an array of fabulous shapes. Turn and form the bead on an extremely affordable craft lathe. Close-up photos show every step in the process, as well as the completed beads; some also appear as part of a finished piece of jewelry for inspiration. 
 

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Polymer Clay Beads

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I was disappointed. The techniques were quite technical even for an experienced clay artist. Equipment and tools required for many projects were not ones most artists would have. Read full review

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Polymer clay is a versatile medium with unlimited possibilities for fanciful beads. Diffendaffer specializes in unusual shapes and textures that are hand-formed, lathe-turned, or molded. His well ... Read full review

Contents

CONTENTS
10
Polymer Clay Primer II SIMPLE HANDFORMED BEADS
17
Special Techniques
24
PEARLIZED MICACLAY BEADS
38
CookieCutter Beads
48
Veneered Pillow Beads
54
Textured Tube Beads
60
LATHETURNED BEADS
72
Extruded Beads
79
EndCap Beads
85
Recursive Beads
92
MOLDED HOLLOWFORM BEADS
100
MANDRELFORMED
108
Gallery
117
Glossary
140
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