Metal clay is the most exciting
material in jewelry design today: the procedures for molding
and shaping are simple, the tools few, and the results stunning.
CeCe Wire, a leader in the field, details all the newest innovations
and clays, as well as the basics for beginners. She includes
every form and formula, plus an extensive array of cutting-edge
techniques that range from stone-setting to surface finishing.
Numerous color photos showcase diverse possibilities, including
enameling methods such as champlevé, inlaying with epoxy
resin, and silk screening. Twenty-five projectssome easy,
some more advancedinclude gorgeous beads, a bold contemporary
brooch, and stacked rings made from silver and 22 karat gold.