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  • Hello,
    After many years of making life like flower jewellery out of polymer clay I would like to branch out into silk flower making. Unfortunately, it is a rare craft this days. Could anybody suggest any books, courses, teachers and equipment suppliers for this craft? I am particularly interested in Japanese set of soldering irons with special copper ball attachments for shaping petals and leaves. I would be interested in buying old tools for this craft. Are there websites which I missed?
    I hope you can help.
    14 May '07 - 12.40pm
  • Making and Arranging Silk Flowers (Paperback)
    by Anne Hamilton

    Making Silk Flowers (Hardcover)
    by Beryl Wasey (Author)

    Both books came out a while ago, but you should find copies on Abe Books at
    21 May '07 - 9.07pm
  • Hi Maria, and whilst I can not help you with your search for help with regards to making silk flowers I am very interested in chatting with you regarding your clay jewellery. I make jewellery using polymer clay and would welcome contacts with other crafters.

    I look forward to hearing from you.

    Ali (Alison Hawley-Smith)
    28 May '07 - 1.32pm
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