Sculptural Metal Clay Jewelry eBook + Video Download: Techniques + Explorations

With the Sculptural Metal Clay Jewelry eBook and video download bundle, you'll sculpt exceptional metal clay jewelry using modern designs and techniques with master teacher Kate McKinnon.

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With the Sculptural Metal Clay Jewelry eBook and video download bundle, learn the art of metal clay from master teacher and jewelry artist, Kate McKinnon. Known for her signature style featuring sculptural forms, moving parts, and organic designs, she offers her metal-clay jewelry tips, tricks, and techniques in this detailed workshop-in-an-eBook featuring step-by-step photography, instruction, and a video download of key techniques.

The Sculptural Metal Clay Jewelry eBook begins with an overview of the properties of metal clay, including safety information and metalsmithing terms. Next, Kate offers detailed techniques for creating a variety of components, settings, findings, attachments, 3-D forms, and textured effects that are the foundation of her jewelry designs. All of the techniques are shown with step-by-step photography. For added instructional assistance, meet the author and see her techniques in action on the video download. The technique section is followed by 10 unique projects that combine the foundation techniques with one-of-a kind design elements. Projects include three-dimensional rings, organic chain designs, metal clay, and bead pendants, and more. All the designs have components made from metal clay including the clasps, chain, and settings, moveable and removable pieces, unusual textures and patinas, unique construction and engineering, plus creative ways to incorporate beads.

This eBook plus video download bundle offers jewelry artists both the techniques and design inspiration needed to create gallery-level jewelry that is truly art to wear.

Table of Contents

Basic Techniques

Circles and Rings
Simple Clasps and Toggle Bars
Bead Caps
Head Pints
Sculptural S-Clap
Simple Rivet Posts
Metal Clay Ring Bands
Wire Ring Bands
Drawing a Bead
Fused Wire Chain
Metal Clay Chain
Mechanical Pendant Bails
Ball-End Faux Rivets
Hammered Rivets

Stacked Rings
Knobby Chain
Rivet Post Ring
Sea Prong Necklace
Circlet of Flowers Necklace
Returning Ring
Owl Peeking Pendant
Skyscraper Ring
Amphora Pendant
Bird on a Branch Necklace

About the Author

About the Author

Kate McKinnon is a mixed-media jewelry artist who lives and works in Tucson, Arizona. Her work focuses on the engineering of how elements work together, connect, and grow into finished pieces of jewelry. Kate started working in metal clay when it was first introduced in America, and her work stands out in her field for its focus not only on professional construction, but also for her focus on safe handling. She won the prestigious Rio Grande Saul Bell award in 2005 for her innovative design with the product and has taught and lectured internationally.

“In the 60 minute DVD,  she comes off relaxed and professional on screen and easily demonstrates that she not only knows her stuff when it comes to metal clay and metalsmithing, but she also knows how to teach, something you don't always find with artists.” –Tammy Powley, editor, Guide to Jewelry Making
“As a teacher, Kate McKinnon is nonpareil.  The book is perfectly beautiful in its presentation, with excellent clear and informative photographs, whether of the tools you will require or of the projects offered. The DVD reinforces aspects of the book which you may have missed.” – Australian Beading Magazine
“Kate McKinnon’s fine silver metal clay pieces are stunning and wonderfully architectural in design.  This book will not disappoint!” – Bead Unique
 “Kate is, quite possibly, the best jewelry engineer I have ever met.  Her work is not only structurally sound, built to last and comfortable, but it has just that right edgy *snap!* to make it truly artful.”  - Jean Campbell, former editor, Beadwork magazine
‘There is something to be said for an artist who focuses entirely on one medium with a relentless specificity.  What happens is an alchemy of sorts, a magic that can only be forged from patience, tenacity and the willingness to dig deep.”  - Margot Potter, The Impatient Crafter
“Sound introduction to the basics along with some innovative ideas.  The enclosed DVD with sixty minutes of run time is as close as you can get to having a private tutorial session.” –
“This book is great for metal clay artisans of all levels.  Refreshingly Kate treats metal clay not just as a stand-alone product but as one of the many tools and techniques that a metalsmith can employ in their design arsenal.  Kate’s approach is to be applauded and (if more widely adopted) would certainly help metal clays acceptance in the traditional metalsmithing community.” – PMC Tips Blog

SKU: EP4489

Author/Speaker/Editor: Kate McKinnon

Format: eBook

ISBN 13: 9781596689138

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