- Hardcover: 144 pages
- Publisher: Lark Books (August 1, 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1579904890
- ISBN-13: 978-1579904890
- Product Dimensions: 10.3 x 8.8 x 0.7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #875,946 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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New Directions in Metal Clay: 25 Creative Jewelry Projects Hardcover – August 1, 2007
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CeCe moves forward to create 25 diverse projects, each concentrating on a specific skill. They are creative, such as using silver mesh wire to create the foundation for an enamel plique-a-jour pin, there is wonderful use of the diversity of the clays - both silver and gold, slab, sheet and paste.
Earrings, pendants, pins, rings and brooches - all covered in some wonderful designs that are achievable. As in her previous book, the projects are limited to a finished photo and written instructions, there are no step by step photos which may cause some people concern, especially if you are a visual and not verbal learner, just as the use of language - 1st, 2nd and next generation clay (clearly explained at the start) rather than brand type may also cause you to pause. I actually like this explanation. Overall another wonderful book to add to your Metal Clay Library.
The photo gallery at the top of many of the pages is inspirational! This has always been a plus of Cece's two books, the glamor shots are great!
The selection of projects are different enough from what has been already published, that there is lots of new and exciting things to make. Most of them are appropriate for beginner and intermediate metal clay artists. The one major fault I have with this book is the same as the last one. While the projects are described step by step, there are not step by step photos. If you are a visual person like me, the explanation is good to read to fully understand the process, but until I SEE how it should look at each stage, I'm not sure I'm doing it correctly! My students agree. Maybe the publisher wanted to keep the number of color photos limited, but I'd rather see a smaller glamor shot and photos at crucial points in the instructions.
All in all, this is a good book to add to your library!
Perhaps this book might inspire the artist in you. To be fair, there are some pieces I liked. For the most part, it just seems like most is glossed over. Glance at it in a store, and buy Truty's book for reference.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
An instructor had this book for ideas. I knew I had to have it. Beautiful work inside this book. Vendor provided quick efficient service.Published on December 20, 2012 by Laurie Mack
This is an excellent book for artists& craftspeople alike. With technigue's shown and excellent charts on the different types of metal clay formulas it makes this metal clay... Read morePublished on December 6, 2012 by Cynthia Pardoe
You people make it no fun to review a book. . . too long and too many questions. (I mean Amazon.com)Published on June 7, 2010 by Lilo S. Meany
The book inticed me at first but, upon receiving it I was disappointed with the simplicity of the projects. Read morePublished on December 9, 2009 by Harry VON ACHEN
The projects are beautiful and the book is well written. This is a book that will benefit anyone who reads it.Published on November 24, 2008 by C. Reed
Cece does it again. She inspires, teaches, challenges and supports right through a range of projects to increase my knowledge of an exciting medium.Published on November 10, 2008 by Jane Beader
This book had some nice examples but the projects were so simple that I was turned off. What new directions? Read morePublished on May 27, 2008 by Lenore Poitras
Cece's done it again and better!
I love this book! I will recommend it to my own students. It is a beautiful book, lovely projects and great information. Read more
Great new metal clay book from Ce Ce Wire. This book has good projects and technical info. I would recommend this to anyone who is either a beginner or more experienced with... Read morePublished on October 18, 2007 by KathySG