Enlightened Polymer Clay Artisan Jewelry Designs Inspired by Nature

Get inspired by nature and explore the lyrical world of polymer clay in your jewelry designs.
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Explore the delicate, organic, and exquisite nature of polymer clay, undoubtedly the ideal expressive material for any jewelry design. Renowned designer Rie Nagumo offers innovative ideas for making twenty-nine unique and artistic jewelry pieces, including necklaces, bracelets, rings, pendants, and earrings. Clear instructions on creating metal-clay chain links and ring forms will help you to incorporate your own fine-metal findings into the designs.

The simple elegance of Nagumo’s designs in Enlightened Polymer Clay speak to her deep appreciation of nature’s elements and forms, from stones and flowers to naturally occurring geometric shapes. Step-by-step instructions provide a clear roadmap to a variety of polymer clay techniques, such as mokume gane, caning, texturing, image transfers, and more.

Create unique jewelry and explore the lyrical world of polymer clay with an enthusiastic and experienced instructor.

SKU: 12BD07

Author/Speaker/Editor: Rie Nagumo

Format: Hardcover

ISBN 13: 9781596686342

Table of Contents
Flattening
Necklace 1
Necklace 2
Brooch 1
Bracelet 1
Necklace 3
Choker 1
Belt 1
Necklace 4
Necklace 5
Ring 1

Rolling
Choker 1
Necklace 1
Necklace 2
Necklace 3
Necklace 4
Necklace 5
Choker 2
Pierced Earrings 1
Pendant 1
Choker 3
Pierced Earrings 2
Pendant 2
Ring 1

Layering
Necklace 1
Ring 1
Necklace 2
Bracelet 1
Pendant 1

Techniques
How to Make
Accessories: Names and Uses
Tools
Firing Tools for Fine Silver Clay
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"To learn more about making polymer clay jewelry and to be inspired by twenty-nine polymer clay jewelry designs that are, I dare say, unlike others you've seen, get your copy of Rie Nagumo's "Enlightened Polymer Clay". Whether you're entirely new to polymer clay or have been using it for years, you'll be comfortable with and inspired by this gorgeous little book." - Tammy Jones, JewelryMakingDaily.com

"Altogether I find this an excellent resource... The author is obviously a very creative and original jewelry designer with a unique aesthetic who shares new ways to be creative and artistic with clay. For this reason, I'm happy to give this book five stars." —Sharilyn Miller, author, Wire Art Jewelry Workshop
 
"Jewelry artist Rie Nagumo has a way of looking at polymer clay and working with it that is completely unexpected and delightful. There is an organic quality to Rie's designs, but also a precision in the simple and elegant forms." —Cyndi Lavin, Beading-Arts.com
 
"This book made me start thinking of polymer clay and jewelry designing in a very different way.... What Rie Nagumo does with polymer clay is mind-blowing and amazing and just beautiful!" —Tammy Powley, About.com Guide to Jewelry Making
 
"Delivers polymer clay that looks like anything but plastic! The pieces included in this book by Rie Nagumo are delicate and organic. Many of her forms have translucence that adds an extra dimension with light." —CraftGossip.com
 
"If your idea of polymer clay is clunky, chunky lifeless pieces then be prepared for a surprise as most of these designs are quirky, light and just plain fun." —Sandy Amazeen, MonstersandCritics.com

SKU: 12BD07

Author/Speaker/Editor: Rie Nagumo

Format: Hardcover

ISBN 13: 9781596686342

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Customer Reviews

Don't buy Review by Terry
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I always try to stay positive, however, this time I can't. The photos are nice, but the instructions were so basic. The author took no time in trying to make them user friendly. I'm an experienced pc artist & I was able to figure these out after re-writing them. I guess that's why this book was so inexpensive. I can't imagine too many copies are selling.

(Posted on 2/15/2014)

(Posted on 2/15/2014)

Beautiful ethereal images but prefer more step by step photos. Review by Celia
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Loved the artistic, ethereal photos of the projects in this book but wasn't as taken with the directions for each project.

Although I am sure the directions will make sense if I work through them, the diagrams look very technical. I much prefer step by step photos to assist me.

(Posted on 11/26/2013)

(Posted on 11/26/2013)