Connect the Shapes Crochet Motifs: Creative Techniques for by Edie Eckman

By Edie Eckman

Make a connection!

If you like to crochet, what might be higher than one hundred and one new motifs so as to add on your repertoire? How approximately cutting edge, easy-to-follow recommendations for becoming a member of them together?

Best-selling crochet writer Edie Eckman stocks a stunning new array of motif designs after which describes inventive equipment for arranging and connecting your items into complete materials. You'll be extremely joyful through the probabilities.

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Place clay designs that are not flat on a ceramic fiber blanket (e) or a pile of vermiculite (f) in your kiln. ● ● 16 You can use a refillable butane mini torch (a) from a hardware store to fire some types of metal clay. Always wear welding gloves (g) when you touch hot fired clay or kiln furniture, and welding glasses (h) if you need to look inside a kiln while it is operating. Cover bronze and copper clay with carbon firing media (i) in a kiln firing pan (j) when you fire it in a kiln. Different types of carbon produce different surface colors on the clay.

46 Cut Metal . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Bend and Shape Metal . . . . . . . . . 62 Transfer a Design to Metal . . . . . . . . 70 Pierce Metal P iercing is the process of making a hole in metal sheet or a premade metal component. The hole can be decorative or it can serve as a connection point for jump rings, a place to insert a saw blade for sawing, or a junction point for cold connections such as rivets (see Chapter 6). Metal hole punches, punching pliers, and drill bits are the most common piercing tools.

38 Gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Temper . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Metal Care and Safety . . . . . . . . . 43 Metals Used for Making Jewelry M etals are generally categorized as either non-precious or precious. Non-precious metals are relatively abundant and affordable, while precious metals are rare and pricey. The most common non-precious metals for artisan jewelry are copper, brass, bronze, nickel, aluminum, steel, and pot metal. The most common precious metals are fine silver, sterling silver, and gold.

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