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: 556

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: 296

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.

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: 352

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.

Metal Clay Magic

Shrinkage has been reduced to only 10 to 15 percent in the newer versions of
silver metal clays such as PMC+ and the newest PMC3 formulas. Art Clay shrinks
even less, at 8 to 10 percent. For most jewelry pieces, shrinkage can be ...

Metal Clay Magic

Author: Nana Mizushima

Publisher: Kalmbach Books

ISBN: 0871164787

Page: 128

View: 565

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 of 1995 ,
the pages opened to an article written by Tim McCreight about a material that ...
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: 194

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.

Magical Metal Clay

This book features step-by-step photography, which demonstrates the techniques needed to set with stones, decorate with enamels, create textural effects using engraving and more.

Magical Metal Clay

Author: Sue Heaser

Publisher: David & Charles

ISBN: 9781446308981

Page: 128

View: 312

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 step-by-step photography, which demonstrates the techniques needed to set with stones, decorate with enamels, create textural effects using engraving and more.

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: 861

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

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: 616

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.

Sculptural Metal Clay Jewelry

You'll know if your blade isn't sharp, clean, or thin enough if your dry clay links
chip as you cut them. ... with ease, your magical moment is just as the clay slips
from hard leather-hard into bone-dry, or when the links are completely bone-dry.

Sculptural Metal Clay Jewelry

Author: Kate Mckinnon

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1620333252

Page: 144

View: 892

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, lasting
color right in your own home or studio. The first time you fire a piece of metal clay
and watch the silver emerge is a magical moment. The first time I did it, I felt like ...

Enameling on Metal Clay

Author: Pam East

Publisher: Kalmbach Publishing, Co.

ISBN: 0871162458

Page: 95

View: 365

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.

Life Death Magic

WW Jewellery and other rich adornments are also prominent on the figurative
sculptures of Nias , where carving in ... ( top ) Javanese people Wonoboyo ,
Klaten region , central Java , Indonesia , Necklace with pendants imitating shells
early 10th century , gold , clay or resin , 24 cm ( diam ) ... Man's ceremonial
necklace 19th century , shells , cowry shells , plant fibre , metal , 22 x 19.7 x 2.4
cm Musée du quai ...

Life  Death   Magic

Author: Robyn J. Maxwell

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 256

View: 224

Provides an evocative overview of the region's ancestral arts and culture, from prehistoric times to the twenty first century. Prolifically illustrated with works of art drawn from museums around the world and the National Gallery of Australia's exceptional collection of Southeast Asian art.

400 Polymer Clay Designs

Luann Udell’s faux-ivory artifacts take their inspiration from the prehistoric art in France’s Lascaux Caves. It’s the largest—and finest—book of contemporary polymer art available anywhere.

400 Polymer Clay Designs

Author: Suzanne J. E. Tourtillott

Publisher: Lark Books

ISBN: 9781579904609

Page: 352

View: 500

Unique creations by top artists such as Nan Roche, Cynthia Toops, Barbara McGuire, and Gwen Gibson make this the best showcase of polymer clay work ever assembled. With everything from jewelry and vessels to art dolls and sculptures displayed in superb color photos, the versatility and beauty of the medium is exquisitely evident. Mosaics, millefiori, canework, and molded, stamped, and embossed pieces: there’s a little bit of everthing to please the eye. Dayle Dorowshaw’s magical Egyptian Spell Book features carvings and image transfers that blend seamlessly with gold leaf, candles, branches, and silver. Luann Udell’s faux-ivory artifacts take their inspiration from the prehistoric art in France’s Lascaux Caves. It’s the largest—and finest—book of contemporary polymer art available anywhere.

Living with Art

One of the oldest uses of metal as an expressive medium is for jewelry . below :
390. Heikki Seppä . This has ... Apart from its supposed magical powers , metal
has great symbolic value . People wear jewelry ... The simplest tools will shape it
, and there is no need for extreme heat , as with clay , glass , or metal . The
second ...

Living with Art

Author: William McCarter

Publisher: McGraw-Hill

ISBN:

Page: 465

View: 220

Kate Malone

As well as all these , clay is a thing of beauty , used for sculpture , pots and
jewellery . For me , it is an absolute honour to be using this versatile material ,
whose changes are so magical and extreme . ... With wood and metal , clay is a
material we encounter with such frequency on a daily basis , we tend to take it for
granted .

Kate Malone

Author: Lesley Jackson

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN:

Page: 208

View: 336

Kate Malone has been acclaimed as one of the most fearless innovators in the field of ceramics. She brings to her work a maverick sensibility, outrageous sense of humor, formidable dexterity, and a penchant for exploring the boundaries between high and low culture. "Kate Malone: A Book of Pots" follows the evolution of her dynamic career, with 321 full-color photographs tracing the continuity of each dazzling creation to the next, while at the same time displaying the full breadth and scope of Malone's renowned imagination and varied output. Malone also reveals many of her innovations, detailing the specific techniques, glazes, and tools used in her work. For anyone interested in the field of ceramics-"Kate Malone: A Book of Pots" is the perfect glimpse into the cutting edge of this dynamic field.

A General Theory of Magic

pathetic ritual and we prefer to reserve this to another work which is to be
devoted to a comparison of magical and religious rites . Meanwhile we may
merely suggest , as a general thesis , that sacrifice does not form in magic , as it
does in religion , a tightly knit class of highly specialized rites . ... Magicians
prepare images from paste , clay , wax , honey , plaster , metal or papier mâché ,
from papyrus or parchment , from sand or wood . ... He makes jewellery , The
Elements of Magic 53.

A General Theory of Magic

Author: Marcel Mauss

Publisher: Routledge Kegan & Paul

ISBN:

Page: 148

View: 161

Sociology a Systematic Analysis

importance : smelting and casting of metals ; effective transportation devices ;
written language ; advances ... had used metals in various ways — for example ,
they pounded , bent , and cut pieces of native copper into jewelry and small tools
; and they collected brightly colored metallic ores , which were valued because
they were thought to contain magical properties . ... I , pages 574–575 . molds —
by first shaping a wax model of the tool to be made , covering it with clay and
drying it ...

Sociology  a Systematic Analysis

Author: James Alfred Quinn

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 434

View: 577

Traditional Jewelry of India

Charm objects believed to have magical virtues constitute another category .
Very popular is a small unfired clay image ( tsa - tsa ) of a deity , or a group of
deities . Tsa - tsas are made by pressing clay into a metal mold ( par ) ; when
convex ...

Traditional Jewelry of India

Author: Oppi Untracht

Publisher: Harry N Abrams Incorporated

ISBN:

Page: 430

View: 116

Far more than merely a display of wealth and taste, jewelry is an integral element in the lives of the people of India. Drawing on more than 35 years of collecting and research, Untracht surveys the major Indian jewelry forms and techniques, exploring Indian jewelry as both an ongoing aesthetic spanning 5,000 years and a highly significant form of cultural expression. 870 illustrations, 220 in color.

An Ancient Economic History

Bronze was now used instead of stone , bone , wood , clay , and occasionally
copper for all kinds of tools and utensils required ... from the activities in primary
production , and developed as a consequence of the increased demand for metal
tools . Magical charismata surrounded the smith ' s work with an atmosphere
which still survives to a certain extent in modern folklore ... They were
instrumental in the improvement of the efficiency of tools , and in the increasing
beauty of jewellery .

An Ancient Economic History

Author: Fritz Moritz Heichelheim

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 245

View: 821