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New Publications for October

Polymer Clay Beaded Jewellery

Cheramy-Debray, Isabelle

Book (Search Press, 2009)

48 pages
List Price: $13.95

The wonderful versatility of polymer clay is illustrated throughout this book, in which the author uses simple techniques to turn it into a stunning array of beads in all sorts of shapes, styles and colours. She then shows you how to use the beads to make gorgeous necklaces, earrings, bracelets, keyrings and brooches in a range of innovative styles, from fun and funky to elegant evening wear. Suitable for absolute beginners as well as more experienced jewellry and bead makers, the clear, step-by-step instructions are fully illustrated, and all of the materials and equipment you need are described in detail. This title features clear, step-by-step instructions on how to make beads from polymer clay, and how to use them to create beautiful jewellery. All the methods, techniques, materials and equipment are described in detail, making this book suitable for beginners and experienced crafters alike. It covers a broad range of contemporary and traditional styles.

To be Published Soon

Artful Polymer Clay

Ritchey, Gail

Softcover Book (Kalmbach Publishing, OCT 09)

96 pages
List Price: $19.95

Gail Ritchey is known for her innovative uses of polymer clay in home decor items, jewelry, and miniatures. She brings a wealth of experience to this collection of 23 fun and beautiful projects that require no special skills or classes. Chapters are divided by techniques such as molding, rolling, shaping, marbling, cutting, punching, stamping, chatoyant, extruding, and mokume gane. Beginner and intermediate artisans can quickly start making elegant cameos, vases, frames, containers, and other attractive and useful objects by following Ritchey’s simple, step-by-step techniques.

Clay Art for Special Occasions

Miyai, Yukiko

Hardcover Book (Island Heritage, OCT 09)

74 pages
List Price: $19.95

Soft air-dry clay creations require no baking and allow for complex and beautiful effects based on surprisingly simple handwork. Clay Art for Special Occasion shows crafters how to create a wide range of gorgeous flowers from plumeria to hibiscus, floral arrangements, leis and decorations for gift boxes, even seasonal ornaments. Author Yukiko Miyai provides basic instructions, materials lists, strategies for mixing colors, techniques for shaping the clay and making leaves and stems, how to attach flowers to stems, and more. Step-by-step photographs assure spectacular results every time.

Edle Schmuck-Unikate & Accessoires aus Polymer-Clay

Welker, Bettina

Book (Beadworx, NOV 09)

List Price: $29.00

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Bettina Welker has an exceptional eye for color, pattern, and design. In this, her first book, she provides:

  • detailed step-by-step tutorials on 14 appealing, contemporary jewelry and accessory projects
  • an elaborate basics section on polymer clay principles, materials and tools
  • an inspiring gallery stuffed with jewelry, art and accessories made by national and international clay artists

Dive into the colorful world of polymer clay. Get inspired by the versatility and endless possibilities that this art medium has to offer and find your way to your very own polymer clay designs.

This book is written in German. An English translation of the projects section only will be included.

The Polymer Clay Cookbook

Partain, Jessica and Partain, Susan

Paperback Book (Watson-Guptill, OCT 09)

160 pages
List Price: $16.99

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