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Magical Metal Clay Jewellery: Amazingly Simple No-Kiln Techniques for Making Beautiful Jewellery Paperback – 29 Aug 2008
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About the Author
Sue Heaser is an internationally renowned polymer clay artist, author and teacher and has been working with polymer clay for over 25 years. She is chairman of the British Polymer Clay Guild and runs her own mail order polmer clay company, the Polymer Clay Pit.
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Although the book is described as 'no kiln techniques' there is a whole chapter on advanced projects which require a kin - a little dissapointing as most beginners would not have access to this expesive equipment. Otherwise, it is a super reference book and an added bonus was being able to see inside before purchasing
She has a list of everything you need for each project and each instruction is followed with a picture so there can be no miss-understanding of what is meant and what it should look like at each stage!
Brillient and i would highly recommend it !
I have read this book cover-to-cover twice already and I can't wait to try some of the designs. I really want to make a ring and the Landscape Pendant with the lily pond and bulrushes. The designs by professionals are also very inspiring.
A couple of reviewers have criticised that this book has a chapter on kiln-firing but I really can't see how they can view that as a negative! The author does say in the introduction that kiln-firing is introduced so that all readers can see what can be achieved with a kiln via the use of dichoric glass and sheet clay. It also gives beginners, such as myself, a view of how far we can go if we really enjoy silver-smithing and want to invest in some serious equipment.
The designs do look advanced but when they are broken down, you realise that actually you are capable of making them and making them well. I read on another website that if you can take an impression of something with play-doh, then you can make that impression with metal clay. I have used this method and also use the play-doh to make a maquette so that I can try different techniques and play around with the design before using the silver clay - something I found useful for raising my confidence.
I fully recommend this book if you are new or experience with metal clay - the designs are beautiful and within reach. Enjoy!
This book covers the use of colour including enamels and resin, simple gilding, syringe work (filligree), simple rings, making hollow beads, moulds and even using sheet metal clay. I especially appreciated the section on how to reconstitute dried out clay!
Some of the projects might not be to everyone's taste, but they certainly give you an insight into how to take the technique and use it on your own designs.
I would certainly recommend it.
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