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Silver Jewelry Inspired by Nature
Learn how to shape metal clay into showpiece jewelry. Because metal clay starts out moist and malleable, it's perfectly suited to evoking the fluid shapes found in nature. Book includes projects for all skill levels, from easy to challenging. It also features a variety of techniques for building rings including over a ring blank, on a mandrel, and in a mold. Master a range of fundamental shapes including the hourglass shank, flat band, half-round and others. Add finishing touches of color and texture with beads, enamel, CZs, casting grain, gemstones and pearls.
Includes 18 original designs, each with detailed step-by-step photos and instructions; suggestions for tools and supplies designed specifically for ring making; ideas for sizing and accounting for shrinkage; and variations on each design to engage your creativity.