CeCe has produced another wonderful read. Like most books on Metal Clay she begins with an overview of product, techniques, tools etc. As someone who has worked with clay for a number of years now I often find this tedious, however this time I didn't. Why? simply because there were a couple of techniques new to me ( Setting stones in Sheet Clay, Slip Dip Setting ) and the top quarter page in this section is devoted to a gallery of glorious creations by a plethora of names, a veritable who's who of Silver Clay are featured, better still, the vast majority of images are new.
CeCe moves forward to create 25 diverse projects, each concentrating on a specific skill. They are creative, such as using silver mesh wire to create the foundation for an enamel plique-a-jour pin, there is wonderful use of the diversity of the clays - both silver and gold, slab, sheet and paste.
Earrings, pendants, pins, rings and brooches - all covered in some wonderful designs that are achievable. As in her previous book, the projects are limited to a finished photo and written instructions, there are no step by step photos which may cause some people concern, especially if you are a visual and not verbal learner, just as the use of language - 1st, 2nd and next generation clay (clearly explained at the start) rather than brand type may also cause you to pause. I actually like this explanation. Overall another wonderful book to add to your Metal Clay Library.