Metal Clay Jewellery

Metal Clay Jewellery

by Natalia Colman


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781782210443
Publisher: Search Press
Publication date: 01/13/2015
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 811,290
Product dimensions: 8.13(w) x 10.25(h) x 0.42(d)

About the Author

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.

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

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