Ancient Modern: Polymer Clay And Wire Jewelry by Ronna Weltman

By Ronna Weltman

Artistically combining polymer clay with cord, this specified guide teaches crafters and jewellery makers how one can create natural, refined, and modern jewellery. a variety of cutting edge suggestions in designing beads and parts from polymer clay are mixed with wireworking components, encouraged clasps and ear wires, twine bead caps, polymer clay tipped head pins, and extra for a signature glance. Explaining basics of knickknack layout, this handbook additionally delves into what makes a bit «primitive» and the way to accomplish an natural impression via colour blending and textures. incorporated are a large choice of polymer clay and twine jewellery layout and texture concepts, 15 unique certain tasks, and a gallery of accomplished works.

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24 Apply brown shoe polish with a firm paintbrush Rub off the excess shoe polish with a soft cloth or paper towel. Zebra Cane Bead FIGURE 7 Note: The steps below describe the process for making a zebra cane, which simply consists of stacking one color on top of another, cutting them in half and stacking again, repeating the process until they have the amount and thickness of stripes you want, and occasionally "squishing" the layers to achieve the distortion that occurs naturally in zebras. FIGURE 8 39 25 Roll out black and white sheets of clay on the thickest setting of the pasta machine.

Gently pat the strings to help them adhere to each other. COLOR RECIPE MARBLED BEAD: 1 part crimson polymer clay 112 part translucent polymer clay % part white polymer clay 1fs part black polymer clay 44 45 This is simple! Make a marble blend according to the Marbled Bead Color Recipe above and roll out a flat sheet using the thickest setting of the pasta machine. 50 Cure for 15 minutes. 51 Fill the cooled bead cap with black polymer clay, creating a flat , smooth surface. Poke a hole through the bead with the needle tool.

7 Cut one edge of the black clay so you have a straight edge Place the white log onto the black clay next to the straight edge (Figure 4) and begin to roll up the black clay over the white log. 8 Continue rolling until the edge of black clay meets the rest of the sheet of black clay Unroll it slightly, and you will see a mark where the edge of the clay has hit the sheet of clay Cut a straight line there with a tissue blade (Figure 5). 9 Seal the edge by pinching it together (Figure 6). 10 Reduce the cane by gently turning and pinching it so it gets longer and narrower.

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