Making Polymer Clay Beads by Carol Blackburn

By | 20 December 08

stacey-polybeadsWow! Carol Blackburn has delivered a winning book packed with information. The photos and layout are great. People of all skill levels will love it.

These are beads you’ll enjoy making and wearing. Some are super easy, others quite complex.  You see the beads in various stages, on their own and made up in necklaces. The author scatters useful tips throughout the book.

Before you get to the individual bead “recipes”, the information at the start of the book on materials, equipment, workspace, etc, is thorough but presented in such an interesting, palatable manner.

The book concludes with excellent sections on findings, jewelry construction, designing with polymer clay beads and, of course, an inspiring gallery.

If you want to make polymer clay beads, this one is a must-have.


  • Fantastic variety of techniques for surface treatments and bead styles and shapes
  • Excellent step-by-step instructions with great photos
  • One of the best polymer clay books I’ve seen
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