If you’ve been meaning to try some projects combining metal clay and polymer clay, this gorgeous book, Perfectly Paired, by Patricia Kimle, will get you motivated to do it.
Projects go far beyond the obvious “make a metal clay frame for some polymer.” The construction methods are sophisticated and polished. Doing these projects may get you to stretch, and do a technique you haven’t done yet.
The pictures are clear and helpful, and labeled with letters that refer specifically to spots in the text. I appreciate that, so that I can quickly find exactly the information I need.
Who can use this book? There’s something here for everyone, even beginners will find something to do, but intermediate and advanced artisans will find a challenge as well.
Another benefit to this book is that you might find it very helpful as hands-on how to design lessons. Doing these projects could help you get out of a rut, if you’re in one, or just help you think in a new way about how to construct a project.
If you’re not an advanced poly clay artisan, that’s okay too, there are some simple poly clay projects to make.