Advanced Origami: An Artist's Guide to Performances in Paper by Michael G. LaFosse

By Michael G. LaFosse


Advanced Origami presents exceptional guide in the best way to create master-class point paper folding initiatives. The origami designs are challenging-they require enormous folding experience-but the implications are extra artwork than craft-you'll create initiatives so that you can demonstrate or supply as gifts.

Sophisticated origami or paper crafts fanatics will take pleasure in the 10 exact origami designs integrated within the book--with entire how-to directions and photographs.

The publication additionally beneficial properties info on paper choice and coaching, strengthen suggestions resembling "wet folding," and making your personal paper.

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Use side cutters to trim the wire, and chain nose pliers to press it down against the wraps. 13 The completed wraps 31 Form Wire Links and Wraps (continued) MAKE CONNECTED LINKS It’s easy to connect simple links to other simple links or to jewelry components: simply open and close the loops, as if you were opening and closing one-sided jump rings. However, in order to connect a wrapped link, you need to connect the other component before you wrap the loop. Connected simple links Begin by making a loop (see the section “Wrapped Bead Links”), but do not make its wraps.

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.

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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