Pure Silver Metal Clay Beads

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Creative Publishing int'l, Jul 1, 2011 - Crafts & Hobbies - 160 pages
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Precious metal clay (PMC) is an innovative material that combines the workability of clay with the beautiful finish and durability of precious metals. The material is easy to manipulate and shape by hand to make beads for bracelets, necklaces, and other jewelry. New in paperback, this book contains fifteen projects for creating fine silver beads and a design gallery of 25 additional jewelry pieces. Intro chapters include information about tools and techniques. Projects are organized workshop-style, to build skills cumulatively.

 

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Contents

Introduction
6
Working with Metal Clay
10
PROJECTS
32
Disk Bead with Appliquéd End Caps
34
Cube Bead
38
Reversible Bead
42
SlipPainted Bead
46
Tubular Bead 1
50
Vessel Bead
116
Gallery of Artists Metal Clay Beads
126
Glossary of Terms
142
Appendices
144
Tool and Materials Comparisons
145
Firing Containers
146
MoldMaking Materials
147
Working with Liver of Sulfur
148

MoldForm Bead
56
Draped Bead with 22K Gold
62
Ribbon Bead
68
Tubular Bead 2
74
Winged Hollow Bead
80
Lantern Bead
86
Belted Dome Bead
92
Enameled Dome Bead
100
DoubleSided Bead
110
Resources
150
Organizations and Guilds
151
Further Reading
152
Artists Contact Information
154
Acknowledgments
157
About the Author
158
Index
159
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Linda Kaye-Moses' work and articles have appeared in Lapidary Journal, Step-by-Step Jewelry, The Crafts Report, Metalsmith, Ornament, Art Jewelry, American Craft, American Style, The New York Times, and Craft Art International, among others. Her work has received several awards. She has also participated in numerous juried and invitational shows and is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Craft Council and the Society of North American Goldsmiths.

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