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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 14 October 2014
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782210443
  • Stock: 11 in stock
  • Size: 204x260 mm
  • Illustrations: 0
  • Pages: 144
  • RRP: £14.99
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Metal Clay Jewellery


by Natalia Colman

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Book Description

This gorgeous guide to metal clay jewellery, written by jewellery designer Natalia Colman, features silver, copper and bronze clays. The book is divided up by technique, such as ‘Making connections after firing’, ‘Setting stones’ and ‘Working with colour’. It contains 17 jewellery projects including rings, pendants, earrings, bracelets and decorative clasps: it is thorough enough to lead a beginner through the process from start to finish, but innovative enough to inspire even experienced jewellery-makers. Many of the projects include ideas for adapting the project or producing it in other metals. Natalia uses the clays in often new and innovative ways, such as using hand-drawn scratch-foam reliefs to create texture, oven-bake enamel to create colour, and, for those who like to adapt their jewellery according to their mood, she uses nuts and bolts to create a stunning ring with interchangeable heads. The book also contains a reference section at the back including firing guides for a large range of gemstones, ensuring that the reader is well-equipped to go on to design and make exactly the kind of jewellery they want.

17 stunning projects made from silver, copper and bronze clays, including rings, pendants, earrings, bracelets and clasps
Thorough enough to lead a beginner through the process from start to finish; innovative enough to inspire even experienced jewellery-makers
Features inventive techniques such as scratch-foam texturing, oven-bake enamelling and using resin with gem art granules

Table of Contents

Introduction 6
Clays 8
Basic equipment 12
Techniques 16
Creating Texture 38
Creating bas relief effects 60
Making connections after firing 70
Working with coils 82
Adding colour 94
Setting stones 108
Hot connections 122
Finishing touches 130
Firing times 138
Glossary 144
Index 144

About the Author

About Natalia Colman

Natalia Colman is an author, teacher and jewellery designer who has had a passion for jewellery all her life and uses it extensively in her fashion styling work. Natalia has produced a range of jewellery making books including Silver Clay with Style and best selling DVDs Silver Clay Made Simple and Further Adventures in Silver Clay. Natalia lives in West Yorkshire with her daughter Estella who is following in her footsteps as an avid jewellery maker. http://www.bynatalia.co.uk/


Karen Platt Yarnsandfabrics.co.uk/crafts

March 2015

Create your own metal clay jewellery. You'll find everything you need to get you started plus techniques and inspiration. The book contains 20 projects from earrings and bracelets to rings and pendants. Try silver, copper or bronze. Well designed jewellery, beautifully photographed with projects that are easy to follow using the step by step photographs. You'll have fun creating your own jewellery with minimal expense on equipment.

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