By Christi Friesen
Dragons is a step-by-step venture booklet explaining the method of making dragons from polymer clay. This publication will allure you with funny conversation, artistic feedback, fascinating asides, lavish images, or even a number of dragon "personality profiles". this is often greater than only a undertaking booklet, it's enjoyable!
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You can create interesting textures by repeatedly striking metal with the two different ends of the hammer. Or you can actually pound a piece of metal around something, like a mandrel (a metal rod) for example, to make rings and cuff bracelets. Look for metal ball-peen hammers with smooth, rounded, or textured heads to make different impressions as you pound. If, instead, you want to smooth or harden metal pieces without marring them, choose a rawhide hammer, which looks more like a mallet with a wide head.
A quality crimp bead helps you create a quality finish to your strung pieces. Though sterling silver, tube-shaped crimp beads may cost a little more than round, base-metal crimp beads, the added expense is well worth it. You’ll find the tube-shaped crimp beads much easier to work with, and as a result, you’ll do a much better job fastening the crimp bead, and it will stay securely in place. It’s critical to use the right size of crimp beads with the right size of beading wire and the right size of crimping pliers.
Lampwork: Lampwork beads are made with a torch and bead canes in several stages. Often the artist creates the basic shape of the bead, and then adds designs (like flowers, swirls, and bumps) on the surface, almost painting them on with molten glass. Check out an example of a beautiful lampwork bead in the free-form peyote bracelet in Chapter 11. Crystal is really just glass with lead added to it. ) Some crystals, often the colorless ones, have a coating applied. The most common coating is aurora borealis, AB for short, that gives the crystals an iridescent shine.