Art Jewelry May 2009

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May 2009
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Transform Scraps or Casting Grain into Your Own Alloys 
Make sheet and wire ingots or casting grain -- save money and the planet. 
• Online Extra! Skip the math! To use our alloy calculators, click here. To use our gold karat calculator, click here.

By Addie Kidd 

How One Artist Walks the Green Talk 
A look at the solar-powered home and studio of polymer clay artist Melanie West.
• Online Extra! Click here to learn how West got on the path to green living.
By Kristin Sutter 


Craft a Seamless Polymer Cuff 
Learn expert techniques to bond cane veneers to an aluminum armature. 
• Online Extra! To learn how to make your own aluminum bracelet blank, click here.
By Melanie West 


Capture Found Objects with Low-Cost Steel Wire 
Get the wire at your local hardware store, then get started. 
• Subscriber Extra! Click here to learn how to give old plastic bangles a face-lift with some basic metalworking techniques in this excerpt from Vintage Redux: Remake Classic and Collectible Jewelry.
By Brenda Schweder 


Metal Clay Whistle--Sounds Good! 
Precise construction is instrumental to making this charm-sized project sing. 
By Donna Penoyer 


Your Studio: Making Eco-Friendly Choices 
Take action with jewelry-making practices that lighten your environmental impact. 
• Online Extra! To see a chart of 12 less toxic chemicals you can use for making jewelry, click here.
By Christine Dhein 


Goof-Proof Water Casting 
Melt, pour, and splash your way to jewelry components in under 5 minutes. 
• Online Extras! For a free earring project you can make with your water-cast components, click here. To watch a video demonstration of water casting, click here. 
By Addie Kidd 


May 2009 Shopping List 
Want to know what materials, tools & supplies you'll need to complete the projects in the May 2009 issue and where you can get them? Click here to download the free PDF. 


The New Definition of Studly 
In this excerpt from Vintage Redux: Remake Classic and Collectible Jewelry learn how to give old plastic bangles a face-lift with some basic metalworking techniques. 
By Brenda Schweder 
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