Polymer Clay Mixed Media Jewelry: Fresh Techniques, Projects and Inspiration

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Krause Publications Craft, Apr 4, 2009 - Crafts & Hobbies - 127 pages
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Polymer clay is one of the most versatile craft projects on the market ? you can cut, carve, stamp, mold, sculpt and add texture, all to create individualized jewelry. With easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions, and the author?s ?can do? attitude, success is a sure bet. Shirley Rufener will guide you through basic techniques and 25 projects. Discover how to simulate the look of glass, enamel, fine porcelain and chalked ceramics, without the use of an expensive kiln. As a bonus, techniques include creating your own homemade, translucent, custom rubber stamps to use on clay and for traditional rubber-stamping.
 

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Contents

Introduction
9
Getting Started
11
Working with Polymer Clay
12
Polymer Clay Tools
14
Curing
20
Finishing
21
Mixing Clay Colors
22
Working with Liquid Polymer Clay
25
Working with Metal Clay
26
Basic Jewelry Assembly
30
Projects
35
Projects
119
Index
126
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Shirley Rufener has been the “Craft Expert” on the popular AM Northwest morning show for the past 7 years. She designs new projects every month, to air live on KATU Channel 2 (ABC affiliate for the Pacific Northwest). She has also appeared on national shows such as The Carol Duvall Show, The Creative Life Show and Home Shopping Network. Shirley also has years writing how-to craft articles for magazines, books and in-store project sheets. She also teaches craft classes, and is a lifetime certified demonstrator with CHA. She resides in Brookings, Oregon.

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