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Kalmbach Publishing Company

21027 Crossroads Circle

Waukesha, WI 53186

Mary Wohlgemuth's METAL CLAY & COLOR: INVENTIVE TECHNIQUES FROM 20 JEWELRY DESIGNERS (9780871164414, $21.95) compiles projects from top designers who provide colorful projects and tips for adding color to silver, bronze and copper clay jewelry. Readers already versed in metalwork who want to go the next step receive instruction on how to compliment metal tones through adding ceramics, enamel, fireable gemstones, seed beads and more, with step-by-step color photos capturing techniques and a range of styles and applications. Any jewelry-crafting library needs this! Such a library also must have BeadStyle Magazine Editors' SIMPLY STYLISH CRYSTAL JEWELRY (9780871164452, $17.95), a fine guide for beginners new to crystal jewelry creation. It packs in over thirty of the top projects form the pages of Bead Style Magazine, showing how to create jewelry sets and individual pieces alike, and how to blend crystals with chain, jump rings and more. The reference chart for crystal shapes and complete guides to supplies needed for each project make this a beginner's 'bible' of crystal projects, paired with easy step-by-step and full color photos throughout.

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Title Annotation:'Metal Clay and Color' and ' Simply Stylish Crystal Jewelry'
Publication:The Bookwatch
Article Type:Book review
Date:Oct 1, 2012
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