Silver metal clay is an accessible, easy to use material that allows unique, hallmark-quality jewellery to be made at home with simple tools. This practical book introduces the various forms of silver metal clay and their relative merits. Packed with images, seventeen step-by-step projects and with full instruction and advice, Making Metal Clay Jewellery is an invaluable resource for all jewellers who want to learn and develop their skills with this versatile material. Includes: an introduction to the simple tools needed to work with metal clay, avoiding expensive equipment; full instruction to every stage of the process, with seventeen step-by-step tutorials; techniques including making beads, rings, earrings and pendants, setting stones, and working with glass and metal clay; covers various types of embellishment, as well as using textures, stencils and cutters to create jewellery. Each chapter features a troubleshooting section advising on how to avoid mistakes or rectify problems. A practical book on creating unique jewellery at home with this versatile and exciting medium, this will be an invaluable resource for all jewellers who want to learn and develop their skills. Superbly illustrated with 175 colour photographs.
Helps readers create beautiful and intricate pieces of pure silver jewellery with no silversmithing skills and very few tools and equipment using metal clay. This book features photography, which demonstrates the techniques needed to set with stones, decorate with enamels, create textural effects using engraving and more.
This gorgeous guide to metal clay jewellery, written by jewellery designer Natalia Colman, features silver, copper and bronze clays. The book is divided up by technique, such as 'Making connections after firing', 'Setting stones' and 'Working with colour'. It contains 17 jewellery projects including rings, pendants, earrings, bracelets and decorative clasps: it is thorough enough to lead a beginner through the process from start to finish, but innovative enough to inspire even experienced jewellery makers. Many of the projects include ideas for adapting the project or producing it in other metals. Natalia uses the clays in often new and innovative ways, such as using hand-drawn scratch-foam reliefs to create texture, oven-bake enamel to create colour, and, for those who like to adapt their jewellery according to their mood, she uses nuts and bolts to create a stunning ring with interchangeable heads. The book also contains a reference section at the back including firing guides for a large range of gemstones, ensuring that the reader is well-equipped to go on to design and make exactly the kind of jewellery they want.
Craft stunning jewellery using metal clay, an amazing art material with the versatility of clay and the beauty of silver or gold. In its unfired form, metal clay is soft; you can manipulate it just like other clays. When fired, the metal particles in the clay become pure precious metal. Once its transformed into metal it can be buffed, burnished, polished, or enamelled. Virtually anything you can create with traditional fine silver or pure gold, you can craft with metal clay.
The art of handcrafted polymer clay jewelry is a fun and accessible way to create a range of stunning pieces from the comfort of your home. In this comprehensive guide, there are 30 main projects, each with extra projects to complete a set or to complement the main design, plus there is a wealth of advice on tools, materials and techniques, making it the perfect book for beginners. Featuring projects from a range of jewelry designers, there is bound to be something to suit everyone. Step-by-step instructionsw, clear step photography and handy tips throughout will ensure confidence grows until you're happy to make laterations to suit, or to design your own masterpiece from scratch!
This gorgeous guide to metal clay jewellery, written by designer and author Natalia Colman, shows you how to create 20 beautiful pieces of jewellery from silver, copper and bronze clays. It features rings, pendants, earrings and bracelets and is divided into five animal-themed chapters. The designs include household favourites such as cats and dogs, as well as fashion-forward pieces such as a swallow ring, bull pendant and swan brooch. The book starts with a thorough 'basic techniques' section, while the more advanced and inventive techniques are slotted within each relevant chapter. The book also contains a comprehensive reference section at the back with firing guides for a large range of gemstones. This thorough book will lead a beginner through the process from start to finish, and is innovative enough to inspire experienced jewellery-makers. It will appeal to fans of Natalia's other books, animal-lovers, and anyone keen to create personal finishing-touches.
Metal clay artisans who love a challenge will love this book. Master instructor Carol A. Babineau presents 24 original projects that reach far beyond the expected to expand your technical abilities and imagination. Integrate sterling silver, ceramics, and enamel; use armatures, molds, tube rivets, and cold connections to make earrings, bracelets, pendants, pins, toggles, and more.
Learn how to make professional-lookingmetal jewellery without investing insilversmithing equipment and training.Master the core techniques of metalclay jewellery in an afternoon withdetailed step-by-step photography.A rich and inspirational guidewith tried and tested techniquesexplained in detail and informationon the cutting edge of metalclay creativity and materials.
Decribes a technique for creating jewelry and objects using precious metal clay, a compound composed of platinum, gold or silver, water, and an organic binder. The water and binder burn away during firing, leaving pure metal behind.