Birdy Heywood shows how to make cute and funny bears using polymer clay and simple modelling techniques. Learn how to divide the clay into the right proportions to make Simple Bear, and then with a few adaptations you can make a whole host of other such as Wedding Bear, Halloween Bear, Musician Bear, DIY bear, Baby Bear and more.
Start making beautiful crafts from polymer clay! Art Makers: Polymer Clay for Beginners is your guide to this kiln-free craft. Polymer Clay for Beginners introduces artists, art hobbyists, and polymer clay enthusiasts to this versatile, accessible medium. Because polymer clay does not require the use of a kiln and needs only baking in the oven, it is an easy, approachable art form for even the most inexperienced artist to learn. Professional artist Emily Chen demonstrates how to make animal figurines, flowers, cookies, cakes, beads, and more through easy, step-by-step projects. Each project features colorful, styled photographs demonstrating how finished pieces can be used, displayed, and gifted. A comprehensive tools and materials section and detailed information on techniques, baking, and glazing guide artists in their quest to become polymer clay pros. An inspirational gallery provides even more ideas for those who want to continue learning how to work with this easy-to-use medium. A modern approach to sculpture art, polymer clay is the perfect choice for beginners and crafting enthusiasts.
“Has the...advantage of tapping into the different expertise and styles of a variety of practitioners. Crafters can pick from among 31 projects, ranging from traditional (Chinese good-luck lantern) to extraordinarily modern (tiny jointed teddy bear)....A gallery of artists...adds insight and inspiration.”—Booklist.
Have you ever looked at polymer clay and wished that you knew how to use it? Have you ever desired to make your own beads and other items with clay, but didn’t know how? Well, now, the wonderful and fun world of polymer clay is at your fingertips. This guide will teach you all you need to know to become a polymer clay prodigy and add this great craft to your repertoire. In this page turning read, you will learn all about how to create crafts, jewelry, beads, and trinkets from polymer clay. You will learn everything you need to know about buying, preparing, molding, coloring, decorating, curing, and storing this wonderful and non-toxic material. While regular clay is fussy, requires a kiln, and poses special challenges to many people, polymer clay is fun and easy for anyone. Any age group can enjoy using this clay to create numerous crafts. This is no limit to what you can do with it, either. Getting started with this craft is not hard or cost prohibitive, making it easily available for everyone who is interested. So start doing crafts with your family, creating great sale items, or making gifts from the heart using polymer clay today! About the Expert Robyn McComb lives in Southern New Mexico. She is a full-time freelance writer and a jewelrymaker. She busies herself with crafts, polymer clay, and handmade beaded jewelry. Since the age of twelve when a good friend and mentor named Dawnella taught her the secrets of macramé and beading, she has been addicted to making jewelry as a fun hobby. This hobby also makes her some money when she attends downtown craft fairs in her home town. When she isn’t busy writing and making jewelry, she spends time with her two rescue dogs and baby kitten. HowExpert publishes quick 'how to' guides on all topics from A to Z by everyday experts.
Let Dani Banani of the popular Etsy shop FunUsual Suspects show you how to make 50 kawaii creations out of inexpensive and easy-to-find polymer clay. Kawaii—the culture of cuteness, originating in Japan—is everywhere, and it’s time to join the cuteness revolution with these amazingly fun projects. Just follow the simple step-by-step photos and instructions to create darling characters, ranging from small trinkets to larger home accessories, including: 25 itty-bitty and ridiculously cute charms, earrings, brooches, and figurines of Popsicles, macarons, French toast, waffles, bacon and eggs, donuts, tacos, sloths, unicorns, and more. 15 adorable midsize pieces, such as plant holders, desk accessories, and ring holders in the shapes of llamas, hedgehogs, whales, jellyfish, and more. 10 large “showstopper” pieces, such as a rainbow soap dish, fairy garden, penguin tic-tac-toe game, and robot paper clip holder. With information to get you started, including techniques on softening the clay, color mixing, and baking, Crafting Cute will have you delightfully sculpting in no time.
A comprehensive directory for collectors and teddy bear designers lists more than eight hundred mail order retailers, bear-makers, suppliers of bear materials, major manufacturers, bear appraisers and restorers, teddy bear shows and museums, and more. Original.
Clay So Cute! shows how one of the easiest mediums—polymer clay, which need only be baked in the oven—can be sculpted into quick, simple, totally fun jewelry and accessories for tween girls—including bangles, pocket mirrors, earrings, chunky bead necklaces, and cute charms. Clay So Cute! teaches simple, step-by-step illustrated techniques to make 21 tween- and teen-friendly projects that are more sophisticated than "kid stuff," but trendier than the pieces found in adult clay books—from robot key chains to polka-dot ponytail holders. Using only a few simple tools and updated colors, Sherri Haab has created a collection of eye-catching jewelry and accessories that crafty girls will love. Whether making them yourself or with mom or a friend, there's a project in here that you won't be able to resist—and that all the girls in your class will want, too! Among the projects are: Cupcake Charms Japanese Fun Foods Bottle Cap Necklace Wishing Stone Jewelry
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Christmas is the number one holiday for crafting, decorating and gift giving. It's appropriate, then, that this exciting book is packed with 30 quick and easy projects that will appeal to crafters of all ages. There are five fun Christmas themes in all: Santa Claus Lane, including papier-mache Santas, candy cane holders and glass ball ornaments Visions of Sugarplums, including a gingerbread ornament, potpourri candle jar, candy cane ornament and sugarplum wreath Treasured Teddies, including a papier-mache bear ornament, bear candy jar, pin, gift card and baby's first Christmas ornament Frosty Fun, including a snowman snowflake ornament, clay pot, topiary, egg snowman on skis and winter wonderland wreath Glitters of Christmas Past, including an antique postcard keepsake book, a Victorian Santa box, rusty tin Victorian ornaments and a glorious gold wreath and much more! Perfect for busy families, beginning crafters and energetic children, each project comes with simple step-by-step instructions that deliver lots of holiday style, fun and flair for minimal effort. Materials for each project can be found at any local craft store. Special templates are included for projects that require more detail. Susan Cousineau is a freelance craft designer and has published several books with Leisure Arts, Plaid Enterprises and Hot Off the Press. She has also had numerous projects published in various craft magazines including Better Homes & Gardens, Crafts 'n Things, Craftworks, Crafts Magazine, Country Crafts, and more. She lives in International Falls, Minnesota.
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This book will show you how to make your own special family of bears. Twenty-five step-by-step projects explain how to make traditional and contemporary teddy bears, with detailed information on materials, techniques and costumes.