Precious Metal Clay, Enameling, Beads, Glass

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Pure Silver Metal Clay Beads

Combining the allure of metal clay jewelry with the three-dimensional dynamism of origami, the pieces in this guide from noted artist Sara Jayne Cole are riveting. Cole offers up the know-how to fold metal clay paper sheets using surprisingly easy techniques, and a gallery of inspirational work is sure to have crafters of all skill levels eager to start on the 25 contemporary projects.

Pure Silver Metal Clay Beads

Sara Jayne Cole
Paperback,  160 pages
 
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Our Price $13.25

Metal Clay 101 for Beaders

Beaders eager to add metal clay to their arsenal of crafting techniques will find this second entry in the 101 for Beaders series perfectly designed to meet their needs. Kristal Wick, one of the best names in craft jewelry, explains how to use copper, silver, and bronze metal clay to create simple customized embellishments, findings that match their beads, and a variety of spacers, bead caps, dangles, and links. In addition to the basics of forming, firing, and finishing the clay, more than 20 inspiring projects combine metal clay components with gorgeous beads.

Metal Clay 101 for Beaders

Kristal Wick
Paperback, 128 pages
 
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Metal Clay Origami Jewelry

Combining the allure of metal clay jewelry with the three-dimensional dynamism of origami, the pieces in this guide from noted artist Sara Jayne Cole are riveting. Cole offers up the know-how to fold metal clay paper sheets using surprisingly easy techniques, and a gallery of inspirational work is sure to have crafters of all skill levels eager to start on the 25 contemporary projects.

Metal Clay Origami Jewelry

Sara Jayne Cole
Paperback,  127 pages

 

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The Art of Enameling

With this lavish introduction to the centuries-old art of enameling, even beginners can effortlessly create imaginative designs. Written with clarity and passion by a leader in the field, it covers all the popular techniques, the fundamentals of setting up a studio, and 14 fabulous projects. The various styles range from traditional cloisonné, champlevé, and plique-à-jour to experimental techniques such as firing enamel onto mesh forms.

The Art of Enameling

Linda Darty
Paperback, 176 pages

 

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AMACO Metal Enameling

This booklet contains 20 pages of simple instructions for cleaning of metal, methods of application, firing and finishing. Also included are many sketches and photographs.
 

AMACO Metal Enameling

Pamphlet, 20 pages

$2.95

Creative Lampwork

Lampwork-the art of crafting glass beads and jewelry-is surprisingly easy and increasingly popular. Joan Gordon, former editor of Making Jewellery magazine, has gathered 14 of the world's top glassmakers to teach you the techniques, from safety and materials to bead shapes and adornment. With their expert advice, you'll quickly master the skills needed to create 26 stunning projects.

Creative Lampwork

Paperback, 176 pages
 
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Our Price $19.50

The Complete Book of Glass Beadmaking

Every eye-catching photo in this superb guide will inspire bead- and glassmakers. Splashed across the pages are all the most popular types of beads and the most innovative techniques. Basic instructions explain how to wind and cool the bead, then shape the glass. As beadmakers' skills develop, they can expand their horizons by experimenting with enamel; using mica dust to form an iridescent sheen; and applying silver, gold, and copper leaf. The advanced projects are truly remarkable, from sculptural beads to beads that encase images of stars, rainbows, and faces. 

The Complete Book of Glass Beadmaking

Paperback, 176 pages
 
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A Beginner's Guide to Kiln-Formed Glass

Kiln forming glass melting cut or crushed glass together in a kiln until it becomes a single piece and shaping the glass with molds has quickly become one of the most popular subjects in studio glasswork. This comprehensive introduction features projects both beautiful and practical that are sure to appeal to all beginning glassworkers. It covers all of the fundamentals, such as fusing, slumping and draping, as well as some intermediate and advanced techniques, including pot melting, inclusions, mold-making and more.

A Beginner's Guide to Kiln-Formed Glass

Brenda Griffith
Paperback, color, 128 pages
 
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Our Price $16.88

A Beginner's Guide to Kiln-Formed Glass

Kiln forming glass melting cut or crushed glass together in a kiln until it becomes a single piece and shaping the glass with molds has quickly become one of the most popular subjects in studio glasswork. This comprehensive introduction features projects both beautiful and practical that are sure to appeal to all beginning glassworkers. It covers all of the fundamentals, such as fusing, slumping and draping, as well as some intermediate and advanced techniques, including pot melting, inclusions, mold-making and more.

A Beginner's Guide to Kiln-Formed Glass

Brenda Griffith
Hardcover, color, 128 pages

 

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Techniques of Kiln-Formed Glass

Kiln-forming as a technique to shape glass was in use for centuries before the Romans developed glass blowing and yet it became greatly overshadowed by glass blowing. Today, however, modern glass artists have rediscovered the versatility of kiln-forming and are using its techniques to produce works of great beauty and strength. In this reprint of his classic book on the subject, Keith Cummings reviews the history of kiln forming and discusses the materials and methods that are involved. The text is illustrated with the work of an international group of artists.

Techniques of Kiln-Formed Glass

Keith Cummings
Hardcover, 176 pages
 
Our Price $65.00

Kiln-Formed Glass Beyond the Basics

With this comprehensive workbench guide, acclaimed artist Brenda Griffith takes kiln-formed glass to the next level. From cast glassing and cold working to adapting unusual tools and materials, she covers a range of advanced techniques that glass crafters need to know. In addition to beautiful projects and stunning gallery images, information on best studio practices and a “beyond the kiln” section make this indispensible. 

Kiln-Formed Glass Beyond the Basics

Brenda Griffith
Paperback, 224 pages
 
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The Glass Artist's Studio Handbook    The Glass Artist’s Studio Handbook is a robust review of three popular glass art styles—stained glass, fusing, and lampworking—that brings learning new skills and making glass art within everyone’s reach. With the right tools, classic techniques, and several “teaching projects,” you will soon be making beautiful glass art at home. Artist Cecilia Cohen walks you through planning your work space, selecting tools and materials, mastering basic glasswork techniques, and applying your new skills to original pieces. The Glass Artist's Studio Handbook
Cecilia Cohen
Paperback, 176 pages
 
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Warm Glass   

Here's the first and only full-color book on the subject of "warm," or kiln-fired, glass in print. It provides a comprehensive look at one of the most popular skills for those working in the studio.
With lavish illustrations, and all the processes involved in kiln-firing explained, the versatility of the dazzling technique of warm glass comes into clear focus. From fusing and slumping to casting and p�te de verre, everything is covered--complete with a corresponding graph on the firing cycle and information on the various types of glass, their compatibility, and their behaviors during firing.

Warm Glass
Philippa Beveridge, Ignasi Domenech and Eva Pacual
Hardcover, 160 pages
 
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Creative Glass Techniques 

Thanks to the availability of affordable kilns and the vast creative potential of the material, glass crafts keep growing in popularity. There's no better place to learn the essentials of the art than this superbly photographed full-color manual. It introduces beginners to three major, accessible techniques for creating a variety of pieces--fusing, painting, and lampwork.
Creative Glass Techniques
Bettina Eberle
Paperback, 152 pages
 
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Our Price $19.88

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