Metal Clay 101 for Beaders
Beaders eager to add metal
clay to their arsenal of crafting techniques will find this
second entry in the 101 for Beaders series perfectly
designed to meet their needs. Kristal Wick, one of the best
names in craft jewelry, explains how to use copper, silver,
and bronze metal clay to create simple customized
embellishments, findings that match their beads, and a
variety of spacers, bead caps, dangles, and links. In
addition to the basics of forming, firing, and finishing the
clay, more than 20 inspiring projects combine metal clay
components with gorgeous beads.
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Fabric Beads: Create Custom Beads and Art Jewelry
settle for just any bead when you're creating handcrafted
jewelry. Make unique, one-of-a-kind beads from silk, muslin,
or hand-dyed ribbon embellished with crystals, fiber,
glitter, wire, and more for show-stopping bijoux. Fabulous
Fabric Beads combines beading, scrapbooking, quilting, fiber
arts, and mixed-media techniques to create lightweight beads
made from rolled tubes of silk fabric and painted or
embellished with stamps and other materials.
Kristal Wick shares her simple and highly sought-after
techniques for creating basic fabric beads, plus ideas for
embellishing to achieve unique effects. Begin with a primer
on supplies, materials and tools, suggestions for ideal
fabrics, and how to create surface designs on fabric,
including painting, dyeing, stamping, stenciling, computer
printing, and foiling. How to create basic fabric beads is
explained in detail, from cutting, rolling, dipping, and
drying to how to create collage beads. Kristal explains how
to use wire wrapping and metals and how to incorporate
fibers and embellishments.
beadmaking steps are shown with step-by-step photography and
use easy-to-find materials from craft and fabric stores.
Sidebars and tips plus bonus information on using successful
color palettes help the reader make stunning and personal
jewelry. An inspirational gallery of art jewelry pieces
using the featured beads gives readers ideas to use beads in
ways they never envisioned.
are inexpensive and use readily available materials or
fabric scraps or even materials that readers already have in
their stash. No expensive equipment is needed and many beads
can be made with common components. Plus, beads can be
created in just a few hours, and all finished projects can
be created in a few hours.
different shapes, Kristal also uses fabric to cover
inexpensive wooden, plastic, and resin beads. In her
finished pieces, she combines her unique beads with
commercial beads, using simple stringing and wire techniques
for stunning art jewelry.
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