enlightened polymer clay

Artisan Jewelry Designs Inspired by Nature

Rie Nagumo
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Talented designer Rie Nagumo offers innovative and elegant ideas for making 27 unique and artistic jewelry pieces. and earrings. works. She lives. clear instructions on creating metal-clay chain links and ring forms enable you to incorporate your own fine metal findings into the designs. caning. such as mokume gane. R i e N a g u m o is a jeweler and artist specializing in polymer and metal clay. Satisfy your enthusiasm for making unique jewelry and explore the lyrical world of polymer clay.get inspired by nature With its delicate organic aura. image transfers.5" × 9. and teaches in Japan. and more. texturing. 90 pages ISBN 978-1-59668-634-2 $19. Step-by-step instructions provide a clear roadmap to a variety of polymer clay techniques. bracelets.95 Available April 2012 . pendants. In addition. polymer clay is the perfect expressive material for any jewelry design. rings. including necklaces.6". contents 12 necklaces 1 brooch 2 bracelets 3 chokers 1 belt 3 rings 3 pendants 2 pierced earrings techniques how to make Paperback 7.

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