The following are tutorials designed by various artisans using different tools from their store. With the exception of mine, the other tutorials were part of a tutorial exchange for supplies program on the ever crafty Totally Tutorials.
I first "met" Michelle when I bought my 3- step looping pliers from her. One jaw is concave which helps round off loops. Check my past post for the full tutorial including a video on how to use it. As it's all stainless steel, the grip is not as comfortable as pliers with cushioned handles but hey for $6, I knew I couldn't lose.
|3 step looping pliers|
But metal stamps are not just for metal. Try polymer clay! Check out Artmind's wonderful tutorial on How to Use a Metal Letter Stamp for polymer clay. It includes many ideas.
StudioDax's clever use of a forming block on her disc pendants is so inspirational! A must visit to learn how it is done!
The creativity of some artisans just amazes me. Mitsy from Artmind wrote this tutorial on how to use a diamond bur to carve out fine details in a plaster mold for polymer clay work.
Inspired? Need more tools to jump start your creativity? Then enter the giveaway! All you have to do is make a comment below. Extra entries if you become or are a blog subscriber or follower etc. Please say so in the comments. The giveaway ends in a week's time at 6 pm EST Monday, March 7, 2011. I will pick a winner randomly and announce the results as soon as possible after. So be sure to come back and check! Good luck!
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