The Polymer Clay Cookbook:
Tiny Food Jewelry to Whip Up and Wear
Written by Jessica and Susan Partain
Published by Watson-Guptill
Amazon Price: $11.55
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This is a very clever take on something to do with polymer clay. These miniature foods are adorable and very well made with all the "recipes" contained in the book, from apples to watermelon, from lemon slices to Valentine's Day hearts, from bacon and eggs to a "Make it Your Way Burger!" And for added fun, the book contains some real food recipes that look delicious! The best part of this cookbook is that you can make as many of these adorable foods as you want and not gain an ounce!
Jessica and Susan have put together a very informative, as well as whimsical, book. Besides the food items, they have included some helpful techniques for any clayer, as well as some basic jewelry making instruction that proves to be very helpful.
This is, in my opinion, a very good book for beginners. It doesn't call for much in the way of tools, and most anything you use you can find around the house. For example, there is a recipe for a "Clay Begone Sugar Scrub" that sounds really great for getting clay off your hands, again with just household products.
The instructions for making jewelry out of these darling charms is an excellent beginners guide to using wire and findings.
I love this book, and I'm thrilled for some of the techniques they have slipped into the directions, especially on how to use soft pastels with polymer clay for accent and color. All in all, an excellent book for beginners, as well as a worthy addition to any clay library.
And of course, any book that includes Polymer Clay Central as an online resource is OK with me <G>... (just kidding!!!!)
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