This is such a lovely book, I’m always excited when I read it because the projects are so inspiring and useful. You can make beautiful jewelry with the ideas from this book! Me, I love to make colorful beads to match new outfits like dresses or tops.
It’s very inspiring to make your own custom made beads. The beads and pendants in “How To Make Polymer Clay Beads” are suitable for both both special occasions like parties as well as for every day clothing.
The chapter on how to make simulated gemstone beads is very good. You learn how to make faux gemstones like jade, amber and turquoise.
The projects are less complicated compared to some other polymer clay books, but you can make the most adorable beads in no time with these techniques. This will give you the time and opportunity you need to create all the polymer clay beads you want!
In this book you will learn all this:
- Simulating Stone effect
- Mokume’ Gane’ Technique
- Image Transfer Technique
- Faux Cloisonne Technique
- Sculpting Beads
- Millefiori Caning
- Skinner blend
When I began making beads the “How To Make Polymer Clay Beads” book helped me a lot to make my first skinner blend That was so fun, couldn’t believe I actually did it, and I definitely recommend to get a pasta machine if you do polymer clay. Without a pasta machine, just mixing the clay is a struggle, also when you do skinner blends, a pasta machine is always required.
To design your own polymer clay beads is a true pleasure in life!