"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
"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
Rie Nagumo is a jeweler and artist specializing in polymer and metal clay. She lives, works, and teaches in Japan.
Secondly there are almost no pictures on the instruction pages, only text.
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.
Only two projects in the book (out of the 29 projects shown) made me look to the directions.
The pieces are inspiring. Some of the instructions are not very thorough, but the photos make it pretty easy to understand. Read morePublished 12 days ago by Jo
disappointing, the pencil sketches are not fun to follow. most of the color photos are very amateurish and flat looking.Published 14 days ago by Elsa Medina
Nice book. Would like to have had more of the picture ideas on the cover but I still liked it.Published 13 months ago by Peri
The simple elegance of Nagumo's designs speak to her deep appreciation of nature’s elements and forms—from stones and flowers to geometric shapes. Read morePublished 13 months ago by S. B. Butler
Book is very inspirational, rich with eye candy on items that we can start building ourselves. Has good instruction, easy follow.Published 13 months ago by Stephanie Brown
What is on the cover is the only thing in the book that really interests me. I thought there would be more of the same inside, not so.Published 13 months ago by Beverley J Nelson
I like the projects shown inside, however I expected them to be more. Description of the making of each of them is separated at the end of the book and there are no photos to the... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Denica Zhelyazkova
I wish I had seen these reviews earlier. I can't say they would have kept me from buying the book, because some of the projects are gorgeous and unique, but they would have kept... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Gypsy woman