Ancient Modern: Polymer Clay And Wire Jewelry by Ronna Weltman

By Ronna Weltman

Artistically combining polymer clay with twine, this detailed guide teaches crafters and jewellery makers how one can create natural, refined, and modern jewellery. various leading edge recommendations 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 section «primitive» and the way to accomplish an natural impression via colour blending and textures. integrated are a large choice of polymer clay and twine jewellery layout and texture options, 15 different designated tasks, and a gallery of accomplished works.

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Then follow Steps 12~14 on p 38 , covering the packing peanuts with the Bumpy Teal Bead clay mixture. In Step 14, texture the bead by making dots with the flat end of wooden skewer. 54 After the bead is cured and cooled, use a brush, soft cloth, or your fingers to rub the surface with white antiquing medium or acrylic paint, then immediately lightly wipe the paint off with a cloth or paper towel so it remains in the crevasses, while allowing the clay to show through on the surface. Set the paint by curing for another 15 minutes.

For information on polymer clay techniques, see About Polymer Clay on pages 24-32. You will find a wealth of information on those pages, including some step-by-step instructions, tips and tricks to make the process smoother, and lists and explanations of tools and materials used for wire and polymer clay respectively. ' Items within the instructions that appear inside of parenthesis should be completed the indicated number of times. For example, string (1 accent bead and 1 Hemisphere bead) twice.

18 Cure both beads for 40 minutes. FIGURE 4 Black Hole Hemisphere Beads 19 Repeat Step 19, using translucent clay instead of black. 20 After making the indentations, put a tiny round dot of black clay into each indentation and gently press down on each dot with the ball stylus so it fills the indentation (Figure 5). 21 Cure for 15 minutes . After the cap has cooled, remove it from the lightbulb. 22 Fill the cap with black clay and smooth the surface. Poke a hole through the middle with a needle tool.

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