Wednesday, 14 December 2011
I was so excited to receive my first shipment of Helen Briel textures and they are now exculsively on sale in our on-line shop.
Helen Breil is a Canadian polymer clay artist whose work I admire greatly. She designed this range of rubber textures and they are breathtakingly beautiful. I'm proud to say that these textures are only available in the UK from Silver Clay Creations.
Here are a few examples of the texture designs. I do love them all as they produce some incredible results and they are so different to the run-of-the-mill textures that everyone else seems to be using. So if you want your work to have an exclusive look, these are definitely the textures to invest in. The price for each texture mat is £12.99. This represents excellent value for money as you can see just how many designs are included within each rubber texture mat. They are ideal for using in polymer clay and silver clay as they have a very good depth and the clarity of the design is perfect.
I wanted to share some examples of pieces I've made using these textures and also some pieces
from Helen Breil's beautiful collection of polymer clay designs. You can find out more about Helen Breil and see the full gallery of her work by visiting her website http://helenbreil.com/Slideshow.php
The range of textures are now on sale at Silver Clay Creations on-line shop please click here to see the designs and prices.
Monday, 5 December 2011
I'm very proud to announce that my new book Silver Clay with Style will be on sale from 10th January 2012!
I spent many months in 2011 planning, designing, making and writing this book. It's been a huge task but one of the most enjoyable and rewarding things I've ever done. I wanted to create something that I know wasn't already on the market, a book that was bang up-to-date and packed with information, advice and tips about how to work with the different silver clay products to produce some stunning results.
I decided to call the book 'Silver Clay with Style' because every single project within it is something that not only looks beautiful, but is also very wearable and stylish. Wearbility is a very important aspect of jewellery making for me. Jewellery should be proudly on display, worn and loved and I hope that all my designs fit the bill perfectly.
As well as teaching lots of techniques, I hope these projects inspire you to add your own unique twist and to improve upon my designs. There are 22 designs in the book and I explain in detail each step in the process of making them. The projects are accompanied by full colour photographs expertly captured by the very talented David Airey. So, even if you don't make jewellery with silver clay this is beautiful coffee table book to look through and enjoy.
*The book is now available at a special advance order price of £14.99 including postage
(Normal retail price £16.99 plus postage)
To pre-order your copy please click here and place your order through our on-line shop. The book will be despatched to you on 10th January 2012.
If you would like to order the book as a Christmas gift, please let me know by e-mailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will send you a special gift card
to give to the recipient in anticipation of receiving their gift in the New Year.