Metal Clay for Jewelry Makers

A section on zero waste--how to conserve and reuse expensive metal clay remnants--completes the how-to section. Packed with more than 500 photographs, this book will give you a clear guide to both the process and end product or effect.

Metal Clay for Jewelry Makers

Author: Sue Heaser

Publisher: Interweave

ISBN: 9781596687134

Page: 192

View: 936

Experience metal clay like never before. Going far beyond most other metal clay books currently available, Metal Clay for Jewelry Makers covers basics and much more. Inside, you'll explore a range of techniques including forming hinges and beads; working with paper clay; adding gemstones, glass, and ceramics; and syringing, burnishing, texturing, and using patinas. You'll discover stunningly showcased silver and base metal clays perfected in soft clay, paper, and paste forms. Sue also covers the materials that are often used in conjunction with metal clay, including embellishments, stones, and findings. After covering materials, Sue dives right into techniques, from the basics to specific advanced techniques. She explores the use of additional materials as well--applying resin, mounting stones, enameling, engraving and more. A section on zero waste--how to conserve and reuse expensive metal clay remnants--completes the how-to section. Packed with more than 500 photographs, this book will give you a clear guide to both the process and end product or effect. While no projects are in the book, finished projects with tips and techniques are spread throughout and provide inspiration for you to explore metal clay and to use your newfound jewelry-making skills with this innovative material, often dubbed "magical clay."

Magical Metal Clay Jewelry

With this book there's no need for hammering, sawing, or even a kiln, making it accessible to anyone.

Magical Metal Clay Jewelry

Author: Sue Heaser

Publisher: Krause Publications

ISBN: 9780896895942

Page: 128

View: 119

Today's revolution in jewelry making is quite simple, literally. With few tools and basic silversmithing skills readers can quickly and easily create intricate pieces of solid silver jewelry using the easy-to-follow instructions in Magical Metal Clay Jewelry. More than 250 step-by-step color photos demonstrate techniques needed to mold, fold, shape, cut, braid, and carve metal clay to create more than 25 original pieces of beautiful jewelry. With this book there's no need for hammering, sawing, or even a kiln, making it accessible to anyone.

Magical Metal Clay

... EX2 5WS Previously published in the USA as Magical Metal Clay Jewelry (9780896895942), and in the UK as Magical Metal Clay Jewellery (9780715327654).

Magical Metal Clay

Author: Sue Heaser

Publisher: David and Charles

ISBN: 1446381269

Page: 128

View: 722

Make professional-looking metal jewellery and accessories without investing in silversmithing tools, equipment and training, with this essential guide to working with precious metal clay. Metal clay is a magical material: real metal in clay form that can be modelled and then fired to turn it into pure metal. It has taken the crafting world by storm in the past 20 years and its versatility and accessibility means it is used by professional jewellery makers and hobbyists alike. Metal clay is available in many different types – silver, copper, bronze and even steel. It can be sculpted, modelled, moulded, rolled into sheets, cut into shapes, woven, braided and carved to produce an endless array of forms and effects. Equipment needed is minimal and you will probably have most of the simple tools in your home already. This book concentrates on silver clay which is the easiest kind to use because it can be fired without a kiln. After drying the clay, it is fired using either a small blow torch, a gas hob, or camping gas and in five minutes or less the clay becomes pure 999 silver that can be hallmarked. This book will show you how to master all the basic techniques of working with metal clay while later chapters cover more advanced techniques. Twenty gorgeous projects are shown in detail with clear step-by-step photographs. There are pendants, necklaces, earrings, bracelets, charms, brooches, beads, cufflinks and rings and many of the projects give alternative ideas for developing your skills. Embellishment techniques are shown in detail from setting stones and gilding to enamelling with resin, adding inlay, engraving, and oxidising for luscious colours. Whatever your skill level and whatever your craft style you will find this a rich and inspiring guide with tried-and-tested techniques explained in detail, as well as the cutting edge of metal clay creativity and materials. A few projects that need kiln firing are given at the end of the book to show what can be achieved if you decide to go further with this fabulous material. Author Sue Heaser is a prolific crafter who has written over 18 books on the subjects of jewellery making, polymer clay, metal clay and miniatures. Her expert guidance will give even the beginner the confidence and the inspiration to start a love affair with metal clay and all its creative possibilities.

Metal Clay Techniques

This book will allow you to master the core techniques and show you how this material could keep you creatively engaged for a lifetime of jewellery making!

Metal Clay Techniques

Author: Sue Heaser

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781446302347

Page: 192

View: 984

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.

How to Make Silver Charms from Metal Clay

Create beautiful solid silver charms quickly and easily. This inspirational book shows how to craft intricate pure silver charms with no silver-smithing skills, and very few tools and equipment. The secret? Metal clay.

How to Make Silver Charms from Metal Clay

Author: Sue Heaser

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781845435080

Page: 144

View: 206

Create beautiful solid silver charms quickly and easily. This inspirational book shows how to craft intricate pure silver charms with no silver-smithing skills, and very few tools and equipment. The secret? Metal clay.

Metal Clay Magic

Shrinkage [a] was a major factor in the original form of metal clay, ... For most jewelry pieces, shrinkage can be advantageous when working with design ...

Metal Clay Magic

Author: Nana Mizushima

Publisher: Kalmbach Books

ISBN: 0871164787

Page: 128

View: 327

It's as easy to use as modeling clay. Fire it, and it turns to pure silver: It's metal clay magic! Nana Mizushima's playful approach shows how this fantastic medium allows anyone to craft items in silver. Features more than 25 imaginative, appealing projects for beads, earrings, pendants, bookmarks, pet tags, little boxes, origami, and more.

Metal Clay Beads

As I leafed through my issue of a national jewelry magazine in the fall ... But this metal clay was something new , revolutionary , and impossibly magical !

Metal Clay Beads

Author: Barbara Becker Simon

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781600590252

Page: 144

View: 130

When you combine two bestselling topics like metal clay and beading, and then add one of the most talented and respected artists in the business, you’ve got a winning combination. In this unique, comprehensive reference, Barbara Becker Simon treats readers to 22 outstanding metal clay bead projects. An introductory section guides them through all the fundamentals, from forming and joining the clay to firing and finishing. Learn how to add gemstones, glass, and other objects; use molded and carved texture plates; etch photos into a surface; develop rich patinas; and more. From the Porcupine Pearl Bead to a Polygon Box Bead, the projects are both timely and sophisticated.

Sculptural Metal Clay Jewelry

NOTE As with all tasks in clay, there is a beautiful moment to do any job, ... your magical moment is just as the clay slips from hard leather-hard into ...

Sculptural Metal Clay Jewelry

Author: Kate Mckinnon

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1620333252

Page: 144

View: 781

Beginning with an overview of the properties of metal clay, including safety information and metalsmithing terms, this thorough resource offers detailed procedures for creating a variety of components, settings, findings, attachments, 3-D forms, and textured effects. Each technique is shown with step-by-step photography to make it easy for jewelry makers at the advanced beginner to intermediate levels to learn the art of metal clay, while the enclosed DVD offers the opportunity to see the author's signature style in action. The 12 unique projects within have multiple components made from metal clay, including clasps, chains, and settings; moveable and removable pieces; unusual textures and patinas; and unique construction and engineering. Creative tips on incorporating beads are also included. This handbook offers jewelry artists the design inspiration needed to create gallery-level pieces that are truly wearable art.

Enameling on Metal Clay

And now metal clay makes it possible to create beautiful jewelry with rich, ... fire a piece of metal clay and watch the silver emerge is a magical moment.

Enameling on Metal Clay

Author: Pam East

Publisher: Kalmbach Books

ISBN: 0871164655

Page: 96

View: 661

This book will appeal to artisans of all levels. A thorough introductory section helps readers prepare their workspace with information on tools, materials, and basic techniques for metal clay and enameling. Jewelry projects include earrings, pendants, pins, beads, and a ring. Easy-to-follow instructions are illustrated with clear, detailed photographs.

Metal Clay And Mixed Media Jewelry

Sophisticated enough for artists yet simple enough for beginners,Metal Clay and Mixed Media Jewelryis the only book that blends metal clay with such a variety of mixed media to make magic. • Follow-up to the best-sellingArt of Metal ...

Metal Clay And Mixed Media Jewelry

Author: Sherri Haab

Publisher: Clarkson Potter

ISBN: 9780823030620

Page: 143

View: 170

Metal clay starts as clay and turns into metal. Does it get any more magical? Now it does—withMetal Clay and Mixed Media Jewelry. Author Sherri Haab takes this compelling material, today's hottest craft item, to the next level, brilliantly combining it with other media ranging from the timeless to the unexpected. Ribbons, gold leaf, pottery shards, transparent resin, polymer clay, leather, and more are used to create stunning jewelry. Beautiful photography showcases these innovative pieces, and full step-by-step instructions make it easy to re-create them. New formulations of metal clay and newly developed firing techniques are presented clearly so that crafters can achieve professional results. Sophisticated enough for artists yet simple enough for beginners,Metal Clay and Mixed Media Jewelryis the only book that blends metal clay with such a variety of mixed media to make magic. • Follow-up to the best-sellingArt of Metal Clay—over 35,000 copies sold! • Author has sold more than two million books! • Metal clay is hot with crafters, artists—anyone who wants to try alchemy

Metal Clay Animal Jewellery

These mythical creatures are beautiful to look at and so very magical. I wanted the horn to be three-dimensional and I thought long and hard about how I ...

Metal Clay Animal Jewellery

Author: Natalia Colman

Publisher: Search Press Limited

ISBN: 1781264627

Page: 176

View: 178

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.

Making Metal Clay Jewellery

Every time I teach a class, I learn something new and I have always considered it a privilege to introduce this magical material to people, especially those ...

Making Metal Clay Jewellery

Author: Julia Rai

Publisher: The Crowood Press

ISBN: 1785002651

Page: 300

View: 223

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.

Inventive Metal Clay for Beaders

And now metal clay makes it possible to create beautiful jewelry with rich, ... fire a piece of metal clay and watch the silver emerge is a magical moment.

Inventive Metal Clay for Beaders

Author: Irina Miech

Publisher: Kalmbach Publishing, Co.

ISBN: 087116258X

Page: 111

View: 438

Beaders will love learning how to create their own silver jewelry components in this third book by Irina Miech, author of Metal Clay for Beaders and More Metal Clay for Beaders. Get step-by-step instruction in metal clay, plus learn complementary techniques such as enameling and keum boo (applying gold foil). Full beading instructions included. Projects for all skill levels, plus bonus variations!

Jewish Magic before the Rise of Kabbalah

Material findings attest to the use of precious stones and magic jewelry as well as metal and clay amulets in Palestine mainly between the fifth and seventh ...

Jewish Magic before the Rise of Kabbalah

Author: Yuval Harari

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 0814336310

Page: 604

View: 108

“Magic culture is certainly fascinating. But what is it? What, in fact, are magic writings, magic artifacts?” Originally published in Hebrew in 2010, Jewish Magic Before the Rise of Kabbalah is a comprehensive study of early Jewish magic focusing on three major topics: Jewish magic inventiveness, the conflict with the culture it reflects, and the scientific study of both. The first part of the book analyzes the essence of magic in general and Jewish magic in particular. The book begins with theories addressing the relationship of magic and religion in fields like comparative study of religion, sociology of religion, history, and cultural anthropology, and considers the implications of the paradigm shift in the interdisciplinary understanding of magic for the study of Jewish magic. The second part of the book focuses on Jewish magic culture in late antiquity and in the early Islamic period. This section highlights the artifacts left behind by the magic practitioners—amulets, bowls, precious stones, and human skulls—as well as manuals that include hundreds of recipes. Jewish Magic before the Rise of Kabbalah also reports on the culture that is reflected in the magic evidence from the perspective of external non-magic contemporary Jewish sources. Issues of magic and religion, magical mysticism, and magic and social power are dealt with in length in this thorough investigation. Scholars interested in early Jewish history and comparative religions will find great value in this text.

Wire Wrapped Beaded Jewelry

This is a magical step in the process—your clay is now metal. 34. Be careful to avoid brushing over the stone here,. 108 precious metal clay.

Wire Wrapped   Beaded Jewelry

Author: J. Devlin Barrick

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 0811741796

Page: 128

View: 644

Illustrated instructions on using wire, beads, crystals, precious metal clay, cabochons, rivets, and other materials to create unique jewelry. Includes 15 projects for making beautiful necklaces, bracelets, rings, pins, and earrings. Expert instruction from master jeweler Carolyn Yohn McManus.

Beaded Jewelry The Complete Guide

Lynn Larkins, for once again amazing us with her skill using metal clay. Polymer artists Sheila Hobson and Tracy Callahan, who continue to share magical ...

Beaded Jewelry The Complete Guide

Author: Susan Ray

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440220964

Page: 256

View: 437

Your One-Stop Source for Beading Know-How Jewelry and beading expert Susan Ray, along with dozens of expert jewelry artists, bring you this complete tutorial for making your own jewelry to fit your personal style. Whether you prefer professional and polished, classic and elegant, or casual and comfortable, you will find the designs and information needed to complete your jewelry pieces using this book. You will also benefit from valuable lessons in: • Bead history • Bead sizing, definitions, weights and charts • Organizing and caring for your beads • Stringing basics • Preparing findings and closures, found objects and vintage findings • Creating beads with metal clay, polymer clay, lampwork and more • Stitching with beads • Selling your jewelry With so much essential information within these pages, Beaded Jewelry the Complete Guide is your one-stop source for everything you need to know about beading.

The New Book of Magical Names

Clay : a firm , fine - grained earth com- Crystals : crystals of all kinds ... We fashCopper : very likely the first metal used ioned jewelry out of them ...

The New Book of Magical Names

Author: Phoenix McFarland

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 9780738703954

Page: 415

View: 144

With more than 5,000 names to choose from, this book is the only lexicon of non-Christian names and their meanings in print. Discover the folklore behind a name, and learn specific rituals to unleash its power.