You’ll Love This Metal Clay Book If:
- You want to experiment with new metal clay jewelry making projects
- You love making earrings, necklaces, bracelets, pendants and want to learn more
- You need a comprehensive guide to working with metal clay
Learn everything you need to explore this exciting and popular medium with fun tips & techniques from Tammy Garner. In Metal Clay in a Day you’ll learn how to make earrings, bracelets, necklaces & pendants that are beautiful and unique. Each of these 25 projects will show you how to make jewelry and get great results when working with metal clay from start to finish.
All of the projects featured in this jewelry making book are kiln-free. All you need in order to dry these pieces is a butane torch. Learn how to texturize and sculpt pieces that are uniquely you. Tammy also covers the basics of metal clay and how to dry metal clay safely. Learn how to work with metal clay easily & safely in Metal Clay in a Day
In Metal Clay in a Day You’ll Learn:
- How to make earrings, bracelets, necklaces, pendants & more using metal clay
- Tips & techniques for working with metal clay safely & effectively
- How to cut, texturize, sculpt & fire metal clay
Check Out This Excerpt from Metal Clay in a Day:
Rubber stamps are widely used for texturing metal clay, and they are available in seemingly limitless designs. When using rubber stamps, begin by applying balm or olive oil to the stamp. Roll out the metal clay (I suggest a five-card thickness when stamping clay), then press the stamp into the clay evenly. You can also gently roll over the stamp with a roller to make a deeper impression. If the clay sticks to the stamp when you are removing it, use a needle tool to gently pull the clay away from the stamp.
If you wish to expand your horizons beyond commercial products, try using some of the other items suggested on page 12. Be sure to lightly coat any object with olive oil or balm so the metal clay will not stick to the object. One of my favorite natural textures to use comes from a leaf. You can impress a leaf, vein side down, into a sheet of clay to get a beautiful silver leaf imprint.
However you choose to texture metal clay, pay close attention to the depth of the texture impression. Make sure you do not press farther down than half of the thickness of the clay sheet. Impressions that are more than half the thickness of the clay may thin out the sheet enough that you run the risk of holes forming in the clay during the firing process.
A Word From the Author:
" Making beautiful metal clay jewelry is really just a matter of opening the package of clay, texturing it, then cutting and firing it. A few more steps can be added for fancier results, but the whole process is very easy to learn and doesn’t have to be time intensive. Of course, it goes without saying that some techniques take a bit of practice. Once you’ve mastered them, you can move on to more complicated projects beyond those featured in this book. Metal Clay in a Day will introduce you to this medium with stylish projects that are fun and easy—and I’ve included a big dose of humor to go along with them." — Tammy Garner
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