The Art of Jewelry: Polymer Clay Review


The Art of Jewelry: Polymer Clay: Techniques, Projects, Inspiration
by Katherine Duncan Aimone

An awesome book.  While the projects themselves aren’t to my tastes, the techniques are fun and expanded my boundries.

The book begins with the usual section on polymer clay basics.  Then some bits about special tools and materials.  All of this is interspersed with sidebars of gorgeous polymer clay works.

The projects are well written.  Each has a list of materials and tools needed.  The instructions themselves are step by step with plenty of pictures to help explain things.  There is a picture of the finished project on the first page of each project.

The projects themselves range from easy to somewhat difficult as well as quick to very time consuming.  Techniques covered include transfers, mosaic, caning, sculpting, screenprinting, texture, and more.

The book ends with 14 pages of awe-inspiring pictures from all the artists who submitted to the book such as Jeffery Lloyd Dever, Sandra McCaw, Pier &Penina, SL Savarick, Judith Skinner, Lindly Haunani and more.

While most of the techniques weren’t new to me, I learned variation of old favorites and expanded my boundries by trying some things I don’t normally do (mainly cuz the pictures looked soooooo cool).  This is an awesome book to have in your collection just for the eye candy.  I find myself paging thru it when I’m in need of inspiration.

Published in: on March 26, 2007 at 5:51 pm  Leave a Comment  

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