You may have seen a gorgeous piece of metal jewelry at a craft fair at some point and thought, “That’s pretty, but I could never make something like that.” Traditional metalwork might seem intimidating at first to those who primarily work with beads and thread. But luckily, there’s an alternative: metal clay! Working with metal in clay form provides an ease and accessibility that may not otherwise be available, and The Absolute Beginner’s Guide: Making Metal Clay Jewelry will teach you everything you need to know to get started with this versatile jewelry-making medium. Enter our giveaway today, and you could be the lucky winner of a free copy
Never heard of metal clay, let alone tried to use it in jewelry making? No problem! This instructional guide goes in depth with all the beginner basics before jumping into the projects and tutorials. You’ll learn exactly what it is, where to buy it, what forms it comes in, what tools you’ll need to work with it, and what basic techniques you’ll need to know, all before you even see a project.
Then, once you’re comfortable with the basics, you delve into the tutorials, beginning with the easier projects and gradually advancing into the more intricate techniques and designs. You’ll learn how to make stamped charms, mobile earrings, draped lace pendants, bejeweled cobra earrings, twisted rings, feather earrings, hollow lentil beads, mosaic pendants, and so much more! This book guides you along the way, offering tips, tricks, and plenty of colorful pictures as guidance. By the time you finish this book, you’ll be an expert in making metal clay jewelry, and you’ll have a ton of gorgeous accessories to prove it!