Clay Play! Jewelry is a craft book with over 40 awesome clay projects included. Making something out of clay has always been a bit of a bucket list item for me, but I’ve never managed to get the supplies to actually do it. With this book, now I know what kind of tools go into it as well as have many ideas for things that I can make! The first part of the book is all about your tools and supplies as well as how to keep everything organized and what hardware you need to turn your clay creations into jewelry. It then goes into the basics of using Polymer clay and then the basics of making jewelry.
The book then shows you all the different designs that you can make, starting with tasty treats. Hope you’re not hungry because some of these look good enough to eat! (Don’t eat them. They are clay.) The section for each item has what kind of clay you need as well as a size chart so you can make your clay pieces as big as you need followed by the step by step directions. There are also photo instructions included so you can follow along to make sure that your clay looks how it should. Other sections of projects include: Animals & Birds, Seasonal Sensations, Beads, and finally Jewelry Design Ideas.
I don’t know about you, but now I have a ton of ideas! If only I had some clay…
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About the Book
Transform simple balls and coils of polymer clay into fabulous wearable art! Just follow these full-color, step-by-step photos and clear directions to create more than 40 whimsical jewelry projects plus 10 types of beads. Playful possibilities include tempting food charms (cupcake, burger, and other favorite snacks); cute critter earrings and pendants (butterfly, dog, frog, penguin, and more); plus other fashionable tiny treasures.
Projects are graded according to level of difficulty, and each comes with a list of materials consisting of colored clay and common household products. Instructions feature numbers that correspond to color photos of easy-to-follow examples. Crafters of all ages will love these fun-filled projects and their charming results, which make great keepsakes and unique gifts.