Bronze Metal Clay: Explore a New Material with 35 Projects (Lark Jewelry Books)

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9781600594632: Bronze Metal Clay: Explore a New Material with 35 Projects (Lark Jewelry Books)

Bronze metal clay is the natural next choice for the large silver metal clay market; it’s far less expensive, so crafters can expand their creativity creating larger-scale pieces. As a member of the Technical Support Team for Rio Grande (a huge online distributor of jewelry supplies), Yvonne Padilla is an expert at answering crafters’ questions about bronze. In addition to providing step-by-step instructions for 30 projects, she explains how bronze differs from silver clay, how to work with it, and how to attain the lovely verdigris patina that only bronze has.  An inspirational gallery and a trouble shooting section complete the fantastic package.

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Yvonne Padilla is an accomplished PMC artist, jeweller and member of Rio Grande's Technical Support team, who regularly answers crafters' questions about metal clay. A tireless instructor, Yvonne has taught numerous classes at the Gem & Mineral Show, Bead & Button and Bead Fest. Yvonne was one of the first artists in the USA to work with bronze clay.

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"With the recent introductions of bronze metal clays, jewelry makers are once again on a learning curve. Luckily, Yvonne M. Padilla, has written a book that flattens the curve. Padilla answers common questions in plain language. She gives generous tips and insights. There are 35 projects to spark your imagination. Earrings, pendants, beads, charms -- they're all here. So are nonjewelry projects that leverage the economical aspects of bronze clay." - Art Jewelry
“35 awesome projects ... there's something fun for everyone to do. Yvonne is a fantastic teacher.” - Bead Unique
“This is a great introduction to a fun new material. Accomplished metal clay artist, jeweler, and teacher Yvonne M. Padilla was among the first artists to work with bronze metal clay. In her new book, she provides basic information about this new material and contrasts it with silver clay, explaining the differences in technique and the behavior of the materials. She also walks readers through helpful troubleshooting for pieces that have gone awry. The 35 projects that are included provide a little something for everyone.” - Bead & Button
“An extremely user-friendly reference guide about working with bronze clay ... An effective and unique approach to instructing readers ... I must give Yvonne five thumbs up for writing a book that appeals to just about anyone who picks it up. This includes jewelry makers, traditional metalsmiths, and anyone interested in custom home décor.” - Metal Clay Today
“Bronze is the newest addition to the craft of metal clay, joining more expensive gold and silver as a medium for jewelers. Padilla, one of the first artists to work with bronze clay, uses it to good effect for antique-looking jewelry projects. Photos of pieces by other artists give additional ideas. Crafters with metal clay experience will be able to use this book after a little practice with the bronze alloy.” - Library Journal

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