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New Publications for March

Perfectly Paired

Kimle, Patricia
Paperback Book (Kalmbach Publications, 2010)

ISBN: 0871162946
112 pages
List Price: $21.95

Each stunning project in Perfectly Paired: Designing Jewelry with Polymer and Metal Clays explores the interplay of textures and colors by combining two beautiful media: polymer clay and metal clay. Clear, concise writing and thorough step-by-step photos make rich inspiration for aspiring polymer or metal clay artists. The elegant jewelry pieces laid out here include pendants, necklaces, earrings, bracelets, pins, and charms. More than 20 sophisticated projects include variations and ideas that showcase each medium at its best.

Lisa reviewed this book here.

Sherri Haab Jewelry Inspirations

Haab, Sherri
Paperback Book (Watson-Guptill, 2010)

ISBN: 0823099016
160 pages
List Price: $22.99

Welcome to Sherri Haab’s home studio

You’re invited to bestselling author and crafter extraordinaire Sherri Haab’s studio—where her inspired jewelry designs come to life. In Sherri Haab Jewelry Inspirations, you’ll see just what makes Sherri’s pieces special, from concept to creation. Supported by the detailed, step-by-step instructions that Sherri’s readers and students have come to expect, these 25 projects will do more than teach you new techniques in jewelrymaking—they’ll encourage you to seek out what inspires you.

Sherri gathers inspiration from all areas of her life and shares how her childhood memories, personal collections, love of cooking and gardening, early crafting experiences, and favorite times of the year become the basis for her charming jewelry designs. There’s inspiration all around you, and Sherri shows you how to find it. Sherri also demonstrates techniques in wirework, resin, polymer clay, metal clay, and image transfer. You’ll discover the exciting new art of resin clay and a new eco-friendly copper-etching technique. With these tips and techniques at your fingertips, and Sherri’s help in seeing how your everyday life can inspire you, there’s no limit to the beautiful jewelry you can create!

Lisa reviewed this book here.

Coming Soon

The Art of Metal Clay, Revised and Expanded Edition (with DVD)

Haab, Sherri

Paperback Book (Watson-Guptill, 2010)
ISBN: 0823099326
160 pages
List Price: $24.99

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Innovations Confident Color

Haunani, Lindly

Double DVD-R DVD (AbbaDabba, APR 2010)

210 minutes
List Price: $44.95

With this two-DVD set, you will learn how to add harmony to your work with increased color confidence while learning valuable bench tricks and techniques for working with polymer clay. Lindly will walk you through more than three hours of techniques. You will make a series of color coordinated stripe blends that will be used to make eleven different laminated textile inspired patterns including: Ikat, Seminole Stripes and Flame stitch.

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