Stamping Effects in Polymer Clay with Sandra McCall

By | 21 December 08

jewelry-mccall-rubberstampTake a little square of foam core board, plug in your hot glue gun and pull out a rubberstamp. You’ll be amazed where you can go from here.

Sandra’s a queen of mixed media techniques. This book shows you how to make jewelry components by stamping hot glue, fabric, shrink plastic, polymer clay, glass and paper. Then she shows you how to use wire, beading techniques, found objects and more to create unusual, one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces.

I love her button bracelets. These are inlaid with stamped images, but you could use any sort of button and forget about the stamping. In fact you don’t really have to be big into stamping in order to get value from this book.

Sandra is a prolific author with a bunch of books to her credit. Her style is highly decorative.

If you have conservative tastes in jewelry, then don’t get this book. This one is for people with a bit of flamboyant gypsy in their souls!

The step by step photos make it all very clear. You’ll learn basic jewelry assembly skills in addition to some very funky mixed media techniques. You’ll even learn to solder.

Summary

  • Introduces a variety of interesting mixed media techniques
  • Superb, large photographs
  • Clear demonstration of basic jewelry techniques
  • Read more about this book at
    Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk

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