By Ronna Weltman
Artistically combining polymer clay with twine, this certain guide teaches crafters and jewellery makers the way to create natural, refined, and modern jewellery. a number cutting edge recommendations in designing beads and elements 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 influence via colour blending and textures. integrated are a wide selection of polymer clay and twine jewellery layout and texture thoughts, 15 one of a kind designated initiatives, and a gallery of accomplished works.
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Another option for round beads is to place them on a piece of polyester fiberfill quilt batting, which is also safe in a 275°F (130°C) oven. Because the fiberfill acts as a cushion, the bead doesn't sit on a flat surface, so it stays round. MAKING UNIFORM BEADS When creating a symmetrical design, you'll save yourself time and grief by making uniform, lightweight base beads. To get uniform-size beads, roll out a log of cork clay and mark it off with a ruler or the Kato Marxit, a six-sided ruler that impresses even marks onto a cane or sheet of clay.
If the colors that are being blended are not harmonious , the marble blend won't look good . Many of the techniques used in working with polymer clay evolved from ancient lampwork-glass techniques. Canes are simply logs of clay that are made to be sliced • Be sure to include dramatic contrasts. If all the colors in a marble blend are similar, it may be boring. All of my marbled blends have either black or white in them, and most have both. • Pay attention to the color saturation levels of different clays.
The gentle twisting keeps the clay from sticking to the needle tool, and therefore keeps the bead from distorting by being flattened. Aim the ANCIENT MODERN 3 After curing, gently run a needle tool under the edges to loosen the bead cap from the mold. 32 r I t Each project in this book features step-by-step instructions, supplemented with photos of the process to make the instructions easy to follow. There are many techniques used, both for wire and polymer clay, that are not broken down into steps for each project.
Ancient Modern: Polymer Clay And Wire Jewelry by Ronna Weltman