Metal clay is the most exciting new material in jewelry design today: the procedures for molding and shaping are simple, the tools few, and the results stunning. CeCe Wire, a leader in the field, details all the newest innovations and clays, as well as the basics for beginners. She includes every form and formula, plus an extensive array of cutting-edge techniques that range from stone-setting to surface embellishment. Numerous color photos showcase diverse possibilities, including enameling methods such as champlevAc, inlaying with epoxy resin, and silk screening. Twenty-five projectsasome easy, some more advancedainclude gorgeous beads, a bold contemporary brooch, and stacked rings made from silver and 22-karat gold.6 Lay the leaf template on one of the sheet clay squares (from the three left from step 4). With the mechanical pencil, trace the leaf shape so that it is centered on the sheet. ... Use the l/a inch (3 mm) paper punch to make 36 small circles.
|Title||:||New Directions in Metal Clay|
|Publisher||:||Sterling Publishing Company, Inc. - 2009-10-01|