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Patterns in Polymer: Imprint and Accent Bead Techniques Paperback – June 7, 2011
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Yet it wasn't until 2004 when I was introduced to polymer clay that I became truly passionate about one medium, finding that the endless combinations of shape, color and texture resulted in unique wearable art. My designs reflect my love of color, symmetry and clean lines, yet also allow for a bit of whimsy with incorporation of metal accents, hardware, buttons and vintage found objects.
I've been lucky enough to have traveled across the US, Canada, Europe and the Mid-East to teach, and I've met so many wonderful and creative people along the way. I hope that this book will be the next best thing for those who are unable to attend a workshop in person, and I wish them all the best on their polymer journey!
Top Customer Reviews
Having had a class with Julie Picarello at Clay Carnival Las Vegas in 2010 (an annual event that I HIGHLY recommend), I wanted more. And this book fulfilled that need. I consider myself an intermediate-to-advanced PC artist and this book gave another direction/design style to the mokume gane work that I have already mastered. I would consider this a "technique" book more than a "projects" book. Some books start with a project (pendant, earrings, etc) and hope you get the idea of the technique. In this book, each adaptation of the mokume gane technique is taken to a project end, but the focus is on the technique and how that technique can be modified, or incorporated into, a variety of projects.
I would not recommend this book as a first choice for a new polymer clay artist. While it does cover some of the basics, there are other books more suitable to someone just getting started or in the early stages of proficiency. However, this book also offers great suggestions on out-of-the ordinary imprint/distressing tools as well as color mixing. Not a color theory book, just some great information on mixing color and the importance of high contrast for attractive design.Read more ›
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I was a writer long before I entered the craft world or the Polymer Clay universe. That may explain why I am so taken by the quotes in this book. Read morePublished 13 days ago by Gloria
Very good book full of clear, creative ideas anyone can use to take their polymer clay work to the next level.Published 3 months ago by a reader
A must have for polymer clay artists. The color mixing recipe are priceless. Easy to understand, easy to follow project. Read morePublished 6 months ago by S. H. S. lenz
This Artist is really great at describing each step in the process. I love her ethnic style.Published 6 months ago by Gayle Bryant