Ancient Modern eBook: Polymer Clay + Wire Jewelry

With the new and easy-to-download Ancient Modern eBook, learn to create organic, sophisticated, and distinctly contemporary jewelry by artistically combining polymer clay and wire.

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With the new and easy-to-download Ancient Modern eBook, learn to create organic, sophisticated, and distinctly contemporary jewelry by artistically combining polymer clay and wire.

  • Use a range of innovative techniques to design beads and jewelry components from polymer clay.
  • Add wireworking elements, inspired clasps and ear wires, and more for a signature look.
  • 16 one-of-a-kind projects, including necklaces, bracelets, and pins in Ronna's distinctive style.
  • Each project features detailed instructions and step-by-step photography.
  • Crafters and jewelry makers will be making gallery-style jewelry in no time!

In addition to an extensive technique section on polymer clay, wireworking, and jewelry design, readers will also find a gallery of work for endless inspiration.

The Ancient Modern eBook draws on artist Ronna Sarvas Weltman's fundamentals of jewelry design, what makes a piece "primitive," and shows how to achieve her organic effects and signature style, from color mixing to texture effects.

Table of Contents
Designing Jewelry
Color Inspiration
The Mechanics of Jewelry Design
About Wire
About Polymer Clay
How to Use This Book

-Serendipity’s Sister Necklace: This delightful strand of beads introduces a potpourri of techniques for creating color and texture.
-Night Fall in Mozambique Necklace: High contrast plays the starring role in this sophisticated blending of black and bone colors.
-Mama’s Mambo Bracelet: Wavy spacers and rich jewel tones add to the colorful undulating lines of this joyous piece.
-Aria’s Dream Necklace: Primitive style juxtaposed with bright colors adds to the visual intrigue of this necklace’s subtly marbled beads.
-Lush Sonata Necklace: Zebra beads contrast with whimsical peach bead caps in this inspired combination, evoking style and adventure.
-Desert Abundance Bracelet: A color palette that moves from purple to teal contrasts with primitive bone spacer beads and cogged brass heishi in this beautiful bracelet.
-Springtime Afternoon Bracelet: A marbled pink focal bead and delicate petal-thin disks combine with primitive dark steel wire coils in this funky but feminine bracelet.
-Dancing Bells Earrings: Polymer clay bells and delicate wire dangles evoke springtime blooms in these provocative earrings.
-Zen Earrings: Intriguingly textured silver disks are joined with extruded polymer clay wrapped around wire dangles.
-Twice Told Story Ring: Words tell a beautiful story in this sublime tableau of enigmatic script atop a gracefully shaped wire ring.
-Moondance Necklace: Colorful polymer clay pods and rings are paired with energetic and spontaneous wire improvisation in this enchanting necklace.
-Three-Ring Circus Brooch: Rings of color assert themselves against a neutral background in this quirky composition that includes a touch of subtly textured wire.
-So Much and More Bracelet: Extruded polymer clay forms an elegant bangle punctuated by a striking sculptural copper wire clasp.
-Embrace Me Ring: Circles, stripes, and arcs all contribute to the stylish energy of this improbable and amusing cocktail ring.
-Ancient Vessel Necklace: An intriguing polymer clay membrane covers an elegant, primitive copper wire armature in this pendant that is reminiscent of an ancient artifact.

About the Author
Ronna Sarvas Weltman’s work has been featured in Wire Artist Jeweler, Art Jewelry, Bead Style, Lapidary Journal/Jewelry Artist, and Step by Step Wire Jewelry magazines. She regularly teaches workshops in polymer clay and wireworking and has appeared on That’s Clever! on HGTV. She lives in Seattle.

SKU: EP3819

Author/Speaker/Editor: Ronna Sarvas Weltman

Format: eBook

ISBN 13: 9781596686137

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