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Title:
Polymer clay for the first time / Syndee Holt.
Author:
Holt, Syndee.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Sterling Pub., [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
112 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
General Note:
"A Sterling/Chapelle book."

Includes index.
Language:
English
Subject Term:
ISBN:
9780806968278
Format :
Book

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Central Library TT297 .H59 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Summary

"It is easy to think of polymer clay as glorified modeling clay, but as a serious craft medium, it requires knowing some basic techniques. These are covered in great detail with excellent photos....Beginners will find many of their questions answered....After mastering the basics one can move on to complex projects such as miniature villages.... Recommended." -- Library Journal.


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Library Journal Review

It is easy to think of polymer clay as glorified modeling clay, but as a serious craft medium it requires knowing some basic techniques, such as making multicolor canes. These are covered in great detail with excellent photos in Polymer Clay for the First Time. Beginners will find many of their questions answered in this book. After mastering the basics one can move on to complex projects such as miniature villages. The tiny houses in Ritchey's book are only several inches high and would be just right for a tabletop display or a small-gauge model railroad layout. Buildings include cottages, stores, a church, and a lighthouse. There are also instructions for making shrubbery and grounds. Both books are recommended for public library crafts collections. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

Polymer Clay for the First Timep. 8
Section 1 Polymer Clay Basicsp. 10
What do I need to get started?p. 12
Section 2 Basic Canesp. 26
How do I make a pinroll cane?: Small Candleholderp. 28
How do I resize and reshape a pinroll cane?: Earringsp. 30
How do I recombine the pinroll cane?: Napkin Ringsp. 32
How do I turn the pinroll cane inside out?: Mobius Beadp. 34
How do I make a bull's eye cane?: Clay Framep. 38
How do I use the bull's eye cane?: Lacy Ornamentp. 40
How do I add a banner to the bull's eye cane?: Buttonsp. 42
How do I use the banner cane?: Twisted Beadsp. 44
How do I make a feather cane?: Postage Stamp Collagep. 46
How do I make a checkerboard cane?: Covered Penp. 48
How do I make a blended cane using the Skinner method?: Light Switch Coverp. 51
How do I make 3-D chain-linked canes?: 3-D Chain-linked Necklacep. 55
Section 3 Pictorial Canesp. 58
How do I make a simple flower cane?: Flower Drawer Pullsp. 60
How do I make a millefiori bead?: Backpack Clipp. 63
How do I make a star cane?: Lapel Pinp. 64
How do I make a face cane?: Barrettep. 67
How do I make a snowman cane?: Snowman Pinp. 72
How do I make a shaman cane?: Postcardp. 75
How do I make a heart-shaped cane?: Heart Earringsp. 80
Section 4 Molds and Textural Effectsp. 82
How do I use clay molds?: Leaf Light Switch Coverp. 84
How do I use household objects to make a reverse impression?: Fossils Light Switch Coverp. 86
How do I make a mold?: Seashell Boxp. 88
How do I use colored pencils with clay?: Rainbow Coastersp. 92
How do I use rubber stamps with clay?: Braceletp. 94
How do I make clay look metallic?: Broochp. 96
How do I use scrap clay?: Valentine's Day Pinp. 98
How do I make a Natasha bead?: Natasha Beadp. 100
Section 5 Galleryp. 102
Metric Equivalency Chartp. 112
Indexp. 112

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