Shapes: 25 Inspirational Jewellery Designs in Polymer Clay
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About this book
This book is unique in the polymer clay book category in that its focus is primarily on design instead of technique. As such, any skill level from beginner to more advanced can benefit from the ideas I am presenting here. The first project - Open Window Series Design 1 - has instructions for a pendant, start to finish. However all of the remaining 24 projects only include instructions for achieving the shapes. I purposely keep the project step-by-step images neutral of surface technique to keep the focus on the design and to leave them as a "blank canvas" on to which you will add your own creative techniques.
There are endless creative possibilities for you to explore and apply to these shapes. But textures and surface techniques are one of my passions and I couldn't write a book without including some that I've developed and used in the finished pendant examples throughout this book. I have included a chapter with instructions for 5 simple but dramatic surface techniques that you can apply to your shapes.
Five Series of designs were developed: Open Window, Spiral, The Big Twist, Cotter Pin Bails and Polymer Bails. Each Series contains 4-6 projects for a total of 25 unique shapes. Instructions for an additional 37 variations are also included. I suspect your first challenge will be to decide which to try first! Once you get familiar with my shape-making process I fully expect that you will be developing your own variations before too long.