Tuesday, March 18, 2014

The best books on metal clay

Metal Clay 101 for Beaders by Kristal Wick
How to make focals and findings that will integrate with your current beading style.

Irina's Metal Clay Collection for Beaders by Irina Miech
Irina's favorite projects in metal clay.

Metal Clay and Color compiled by Mary Wohlgemuth
The missing element for metal clay...up till now!

The Absolute Beginners Guide to Making Metal Clay Jewelry by Cindy Thomas Pankopf
My new favorite beginner's guide.  Love it.  

Metal Clay Origami Jewelry: 25 Contemporary Projects by Sarah Jayne Cole
Not for beginners!  The next new big thing?

Metal Clay Fusion by Gordon Uyehara
The most gorgeous advanced work you'll ever see.

Silver and Bronze Clay by Hadar Jacobson
A wonderfully inspiring book from one of the pioneers of BronzClay work

Sculptural Metal Clay Jewelry by Kate McKinnon 
An amazing book by a master jeweler

Bronze Metal Clay by Yvonne Padilla
A technique and project book for beginners.

Picture Yourself Creating Metal Clay Jewelry by Tammy Powley
Disclaimer: one of my projects is in this book, so of course I'm biased. I also think it is an excellent beginner's book which will answer practically any question you have about working with low-fire silver clay...a huge bonus if you don't have a kiln!

Pure Silver Metal Clay Beads by Linda Kaye-Moses
Wonderful step-by-step projects.

Enameling on Metal Clay by Pam East
Learn how to add a whole new dimension of color to your metal clay projects.

Metal Clay and Mixed Media Jewelry by Sherri Haab
How to combine this magical material with everything from resin and concrete to fibers and polymer clay.

Metal Clay Beads by Barbara Becker Simon
A highly rated book by a highly rated author. 

The Art of Metal Clay by Sherri Haab
Artist and instructor Sherri Haab demonstrates metal clay’s remarkable versatility, showing how it can be textured, molded, carved, and sculpted to create gorgeous beads.

Metal Clay Magic by Nana Mizushima
Packed with color photos showing each step of working with metal clay. Covers more than just beads, but has lots of techniques that can be used in making beads.

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