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Book Name: Creative Clay Jewelry

Author: Leslie Dierks

Publisher: Lark Books

ISBN: 0-937274-74-7

Cover: Paperback

# of Pages: 144

Illustrations: Color photos and B & W drawings

Experience Required: Beginner


Book Review

Get inspired to make beautiful clay jewelry by the projects included in this book!  Beginner to advanced jewelry makers will enjoy using it because the techniques involved in making clay jewelry are explained clearly and in great detail.  Before getting started, the basics section covers the properties of the polymer clay brands available (Fimo, Sculpey III, Cernit and Modello), how to handle clay properly and a list of all the tools and equipment you will need.    It's encouraging to see that you can use tools you have around the home to work with the clay instead of purchasing the more expensive ones on the market.  If you are just making jewelry as a hobby and aren't sure it is for you; you don't have to make a large investment. 

The types of projects available are grouped into these categories: necklaces, necklace and earring sets, pins, pin and earrings sets and bracelets.  I really liked that the materials used weren't limited to the polymer clay itself; for example, the Byzantine Beauty necklace on pages 124 - 125 has gold leaf liquid paint and metallic leaf incorporated into its makeup.  There is a short glossary worth a read before you start a project because it explains the terms that are used consistently throughout the book (i.e. cane).  Some projects involve simple to complex canes.  By the same token, after you have read the jewelry making techniques section, you should stick with simple cane designs until you feel ready to try something more complex.  There is no rating on the difficulty of the projects so keep in mind what you read about simple cane designs in the techniques section.

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Overall Rating:

4/5

Available At:

Amazon.com
Amazon.ca

 

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