Hello: My name is Jacqueline Marchant. I am a Jewelry designer /creator and book reviewer for some very famous crafting publishing companies. When you check out my book reviews you will learn who they are. In these reviews you will receive loads of information and my feelings about the publication. I have learned an extraodinary amount about all the many facets and mediums in designing and creating jewelry from these books and I am over the moon that I have them to refer to , they have been a god send to me. IN THIS BLOG YOU WILL FIND TONS OF INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEOS I HAVE FOUND IN MY SEARCH FOR KNOWLEDGE,THESE VIDEOS HAVE BEEN GRACIOUSLY SUPPLIED ONLINE FOR US ALL TO LEARN FROM BY SOME VERY TALENTED, BRILLIANT ARTIST. i HAVE LEARNED FROM THESE VARIOUS VIDEOS FROM YOU TUBE AND OTHER PLACES ON THE WORLD WIDE WEB AND PLACE THEM ON MY BLOG SO I CAN READLY REFER TO THEM FROM TIME TO TIME AND I HOPE YOU FIND THEM HELPFUL ALSO, I HOPE TO ONE DAY BE AS BRILLIANT AS THESE VIDEO TEACHERS.To learn more from these various artist just click on title of videos to link to all their other tutorials...thank you ... YOU WILL ALSO SEE SOME PICS OF MY WORK, AND SOME OF MY ADVENTURES. I ALSO LIKE INCLUDING OTHER ARTISANS SITES FOR YOU TO EXPLORE. I FIND THE MORE YOU EXPLORE THE MORE YOU LEARN AND BY DOING THIS YOU GET INSPIRATION TO CREATE YOUR VERY OWN ONE OF A KIND MASTERPIECE. HOPE YOU ENJOY MY BLOG AND COME BACK AGAIN . WHILE HERE PLEASE FEEL FREE TO JOIN MY BLOG. THANKS SO MUCH FOR STOPPING BY......BYE FOR NOW, JACQUELINE MARCHANT
Sunday, March 23, 2014
Metal Clay 101 for Beaders by Kristal Wick
Metal Clay 101 for Beaders by Kristal Wick and published by Lark Jewelry & Beading An Imprint of Sterling Publishing.
About Author: Kristal Wick is an international award-winning designer and a Swarovski ambassador. She has been represented in galleries spanning the globe. She is the author of several publications and she also has 2 DVD's you might be very familiar with these book titles: Fabulous Fabric, Sassy Silky Savvy and Foxy Epoxy and these DVD's: Mixed Media Beaded Bracelets with fiber Beads, Crystals, Resin and wire ...Also Mixed Media Jewelry Making with Handmade Beads, Crystals, Resin, and more. Kristal teaches all over the world. At quilt shows and at beading shows and she even teaches on cruise ships. She has created Jewelry for celebrities . Her designs have been featured in multiple well known publications. She has been a guest on HGTV and PBS many times. So believe me when I say to you. She poured her heart and soul into this book. Her endeavors to help us all in an easy to understand manner is very evident.
Here is what Kristal supplies you with for each project. Oh and let me just mention there are 23 fun and very pretty projects. First there is a brief introduction. You are then given the basics such as the types of metal clays and the tools and materials you will need to make your project of choice. Kristal also tells you how and when to use them. She presents you with the fundamentals of metal clay. The firing of metal clay, creating patinas on metal clay and embellishments. Kristal goes so far as to give you step by step illustrations, what could be easier right. Kristal has done all the hard part. Now all we have to do is collect and create. You are given photographs along with the illustrations. What more could you ask for.
In the back of this publication there is also a gallery idea book of gorgeous photographs of brilliant jewelry by various known artist to motivate and inspire you. So dust those cobwebs out you know the ones blocking your creations from letting themselves be known. Take the leap and go for this very rewarding and fun medium of jewelry creating.
Well I am married to a wonderful man. I love designing jewelry. I have been a jewelry artisan for over ten years now.
I also have a great love for animals...Right now I have a 16 year old boston terrier and three boxers. I am also starting this blog site with loads of my jewelry designs and tutorials I have come across in my search to learn and improve on my craft. I would love to hear from fellow beaders. Thanks for stopping by......