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Ceramic Bead Jewelry: 30 Fired Inspired Projects

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This is by far the most attractive volume on ceramic bead-making anywhere! Crafters will eagerly snap it up to learn how they can create a variety of striking projects using low-fire clay and a rainbow of colorful glazes. The basic techniques include hand-rolling, cutting, stamping, press-molding, and extruding, as well as surface embellishment, and 30 of the colorful fini ...more
Hardcover, 128 pages
Published June 3rd 2008 by Lark Books
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Teresa
Oct 16, 2008 Teresa rated it liked it
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I wanted to love this book, I really did. I sort of know the person who wrote it, and I really want to learn this craft. But, it didn't quite do it for me. The photography is quite nice, and it's a good, solid intro book to the topic, but my beefs are:

1) The photos don't always correspond to something in the book, so serve no purpose and sometimes confused me.

2) NO RESOURCE SECTION in the back...argh! As someone brand new to this and living in a smaller town, a flippant "available in your local
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Sara
Dec 28, 2010 Sara rated it it was amazing

Ceramic Bead Jewelry by Jennifer Heynen is a colorful treat. Jennifer is not shy about using bright colors and unique shapes. Chapter one of the book has a thorough overview about all of the tools needed to created ceramic beads. It looks to me as if the sky is the limit and the most expensive tool needed is a kiln. Also, I liked her suggestion to, "call a local ceramics studio or a paint-your-own pottery studio" to see if you could strike a deal with them to use their kiln. That is a great and
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Felicia A
May 19, 2009 Felicia A rated it liked it
A great book, if you're making your own ceramic beads. I'm not. I didn't realize it tells you HOW to make the beads, I was just looking for some ideas for new pieces, color combinations, etc., so it wasn't that helpful for me because I don't work with ceramic, I do stone, Swarovski, and lampworked glass mainly.

But again, if you're working with ceramics, it's a great reference.
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Aug 29, 2008 S marked it as to-read
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You dont have to be a clay artist to fall for this great book! 1 3 May 26, 2008 07:59PM  

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