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This week, the Pacific Coast OrigamiUSA Convention 2013 is coming to Albuquerque, New Mexico. OrigamiUSA will take place October 3 – 7, and Sara Jayne Cole, a PMC origami expert and guest contributor here at The Studio, will be teaching there. In anticipation of this exciting event, we are re-posting a book excerpt of Sara Jayne’s Diagonal Fold Ring project. Follow the step-by-step instructions as a great introduction to Metal Clay origami!

John Sartin’s intricate, finely formed pieces are wearable art inspired by nature. Today, on The Studio, he shares where his inspiration comes from, which tools he loves best, and some beautiful examples of his work.

Have you heard about Contemporary Metal Clay Rings, the new book by well-known artist and teacher, Hattie Sanderson? Earlier this week on the Studio, we reviewed this must-have gem and today we’re privileged to share a step-by-step Interchangeable Spinner Ring project directly from Hattie’s new book! What better way to get a sneak peek of a great new book?

In Hattie Sanderson’s wonderful new book, Contemporary Metal Clay Rings, Hattie doesn’t take anything for granted — She shares her knowledge and experience with the reader as if they are being fully mentored in her studio. Check out today’s review of her book and stay tuned for a fully excerpted project of her Interchangeable Spinner Ring in just a few days!

A fantastic holiday gift for the metalsmith in your life, Alan Revere’s Professional Jewelry Making, provides comprehensive training in professional goldsmithing and does it step by step. Plus, the photos are a feast for the eyes. Check it out!

The perfect holiday gift for anyone who loves jewelry! Vintage Jewelry Design chronicles 10 decades of jewelry fashion and culture.

A couple of weeks ago we posted Shelby’s BRONZclay challenge, and I hope that since then, many of you have been noticing how boring your kitchen (pantry/bathroom) drawers are, and how splendid they’d become with gorgeous hand-crafted bronze knobs! Accept the challenge. . .

To mark Yvonne Padilla’s Bronze Metal Clay book anniversary, I thought it would be fun to take on one of the projects myself. And why not share the love and have our blog readers do the same? Why not make it interesting and have readers submit a photo of their finished pieces and have Yvonne choose a winner?

I just love a win/win, and this gorgeous new book, New Directions: Powder Metallurgy (Metal Clay) in a Sheet Metal World, put together by Susan Breen Silvy and Christine Norton, delivers in so many ways!

Chain and Bead Jewelry Soldering Connections is the fourth book in Scott David Plumlee’s series on chain making. If you love making chain, but have been avoiding projects that involve soldering, this is the book for you!

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