Handmade Clay Jewelry: A Beginner’s Guide to Creating Stunning Polymer Earrings, Necklaces and More (Paperback)

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Everything You Need to Know to Make Modern Polymer Clay Jewelry

Meghan Allen, creator of Clay + Bloom, has spent years honing the art of polymer clay jewelry—and now she shares all of her expert advice with you. Full of tips, tricks and stunning step-by-step projects, this comprehensive guide will arm you with all the knowledge you need to create trendy, stylish pieces that you can wear with pride.

Meghan helps you get started the right way by teaching you how to select the best-quality tools and materials, condition your clay, cure your designed pieces and assemble finished jewelry. Once you master those foundational skills, you can delve into specialized techniques, such as mixing gorgeous custom colors, adding texture, marbling multiple colors of clay together and more, to make your designs stand out in a crowd. All of your newfound knowledge comes together to create one-of-a-kind statement pieces like Speckled Terra-Cotta Arch Earrings, Midnight Glitter Ring, Hammered Brass Earrings, Rainbow Necklace, Retro Checkered Flower Studs and more!

Whether you are looking to bolster your own jewelry collection, create standout gifts for friends and family or build a business selling your own creative accessories, Meghan’s fun and approachable projects will set you up for success.

About the Author

Meghan Allen is a leading voice among polymer clay artists and is the owner and designer behind Clay + Bloom, where she sells handcrafted clay jewelry, accessories and home goods. She lives in Grapevine, Texas.

Praise For…

“This book will have you making fabulous jewelry in no time. Pick it up and savor it cover to cover—this will become your go-to guide for jewelry making!” —Jennifer Courington, vice president of marketing at Sculpey

“Meghan has a wealth of knowledge. This book is highly educational and filled with helpful tutorials. You are bound to learn something new, regardless of your skill level.” —Rochelle Doyel, creator of RoClayCo

“If you are looking to start your journey with polymer clay, I highly encourage you to purchase this book as an introduction into working with clay.” —Emily Jeffords, creator of 31 Suns Studio

“Handmade Clay Jewelry is exactly the sort of resource I wish I had when I first started making. Meghan tackles everything a beginner would need to know with such thoroughness and clarity – taking so much guesswork out of an otherwise intimidating process.” —Alyse Morrissey, creator of Morrissey Made Clay

Product Details
ISBN: 9781645674887
ISBN-10: 1645674886
Publisher: Page Street Publishing
Publication Date: April 5th, 2022
Pages: 152
Language: English




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