If I could use one word to describe this book it would be thorough!Â Making Polymer Clay BeadsÂ by Carol Blackburn is jam-packed with easy toÂ follow projects.Â There are tips at every turn, showing you not only how to make a wide range of beads, but the ins and outs of how to make them more uniform and professional looking.Â I’ve been making beads for 15 years and found a few useful tips that I hadn’t heard of yet!
You’ll find a complete collection of the basic polymer clay techniques.Â While nothing is explored in great detail, it’s the perfect jumping point before you start exploring on your own.
This book covers it all: from tools and supplies, to creating basic shapes, a magican’s bag of techniques, color mixing basics,Â bead finishingÂ and jewelry ideas.Â
This is a perfect book for beginners, it reminds me of a great cookbook filled with classic recipes along withÂ tried and true tricks to make creating accessible for everyone.
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