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Bronze Metal Clay: Explore a New Material with 35 Projects Paperback – May 4 2010

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"With the recent introductions of bronze metal clays, jewelry makers are once again on a learning curve. Luckily, Yvonne M. Padilla, has written a book that flattens the curve. Padilla answers common questions in plain language. She gives generous tips and insights. There are 35 projects to spark your imagination. Earrings, pendants, beads, charms -- they're all here. So are nonjewelry projects that leverage the economical aspects of bronze clay." - Art Jewelry

“35 awesome projects ... there's something fun for everyone to do. Yvonne is a fantastic teacher.” - Bead Unique

“This is a great introduction to a fun new material. Accomplished metal clay artist, jeweler, and teacher Yvonne M. Padilla was among the first artists to work with bronze metal clay. In her new book, she provides basic information about this new material and contrasts it with silver clay, explaining the differences in technique and the behavior of the materials. She also walks readers through helpful troubleshooting for pieces that have gone awry. The 35 projects that are included provide a little something for everyone.” - Bead & Button

“An extremely user-friendly reference guide about working with bronze clay ... An effective and unique approach to instructing readers ... I must give Yvonne five thumbs up for writing a book that appeals to just about anyone who picks it up. This includes jewelry makers, traditional metalsmiths, and anyone interested in custom home décor.” - Metal Clay Today

“Bronze is the newest addition to the craft of metal clay, joining more expensive gold and silver as a medium for jewelers. Padilla, one of the first artists to work with bronze clay, uses it to good effect for antique-looking jewelry projects. Photos of pieces by other artists give additional ideas. Crafters with metal clay experience will be able to use this book after a little practice with the bronze alloy.” - Library Journal

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Yvonne Padilla is an accomplished PMC artist, jeweller and member of Rio Grande's Technical Support team, who regularly answers crafters' questions about metal clay. A tireless instructor, Yvonne has taught numerous classes at the Gem & Mineral Show, Bead & Button and Bead Fest. Yvonne was one of the first artists in the USA to work with bronze clay.

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26 of 30 people found the following review helpful
OK for beginners in metal clay May 31 2010
By M. Brown - Published on Amazon.com
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Yvonne Padilla offers basic metal clay jewelry making instructions using Bronzclay. Having experience in this medium, I found it too basic for my needs. The designs are beginning level, and easy to make. The introduction to the particulars of Bronzclay were not as thorough as they perhaps should have been. Use it for simple pieces that will usually not encounter firing problems.
18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
Wonderful April 24 2010
By James R. Gros - Published on Amazon.com
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Bronze Metal Clay by Yvonne M. Padilla is a wonderful how-to book for the advanced and beginner jeweler. I loved the easy to follow instruction in creating all of the unique jewelry designs. Yvonne M. Padilla has a very unique style and this instructional book will start you making beautiful jewelry pieces from the get-go. 5 stars!
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Great Guide to Bronze PMC Oct. 1 2011
By Shasha - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a very good book for beginner to intermediate PMC user. The instructions are clear & complete, and the pictures are plentiful and very useful. In addition to being technically complete, it's a good inspiration guide and has a couple of projects that I've not seen elsewhere that border on simple genius. If you are looking for a good book to guide you through starting out or advancing in Bronze PMC, or other PMC's, (as many of the methods shown here can be applied to silver, copper, or steel PMC) get this one, it will serve you well.
11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
Excellent resource! June 13 2010
By James E. Rhodes - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a great reference for those interested in bronze clay. My wife and I have used it to guide us through our first firing with much success! Highly recommended.
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
At last! Aug. 7 2010
By crystalgirl - Published on Amazon.com
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I have been waiting for a book detailing the use of bronze clay. The book is quite comprehensive and I am looking forward to finally trying the bronze clay I purchased some months ago.