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Changing Seasons Polymer Clay Beaded Necklace Tutorial in Beads and Beyond October 2014

Changing Seasons Polymer Clay Beaded Necklace Tutorial in Beads and Beyond October 2014

I am thrilled to have my ‘Changing Seasons’ polymer clay beaded necklace tutorial in the October 2014 edition  Beads and Beyond magazine which is available in the shops or online now. It’s a fantastic issue of the magazine packed full of inspirational  autumn jewellery projects using a wide range of techniques. The beads are made from one cane which has been made using a three colour Skinner blend – I have a detailed...

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New tutorial page and Pointy stripe tutorial now on my website

New tutorial page and Pointy stripe tutorial now on my website

I’ve made a new tutorial page on my website to collect together my tutorials. There’s links to the online ones and a list of the ones printed in magazines too. I’ve finally added the first tutorial I ever wrote (back in 2010!) to my website! When I wrote it I couldn’t figure out how to share it on my web page so I had it available on Scribd  You do need old crumbly clay to make this work – if you don’t have...

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What I’ve been up to…

What I’ve been up to…

Goodness me it’s been a while since I blogged! I’ve had a bad back which has meant I haven’t really done very much of late but it’s a lot better and I’m back in action at last! There’s a couple of exciting things I should tell you about since I last blogged: Two of my polymer clay beads were published in the Lark Book – 1000 Beads. This is the first time my work has been published in a book and I was...

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Delft Inspired Bracelet – Free tutorial on the Premo! Sculpey website

Delft Inspired Bracelet – Free tutorial on the Premo! Sculpey website

I am delighted to let you know that you can find a detailed tutorial written by me to make this Delft Inspired Bracelet on the Premo! Sculpey website.   There are step by step instructions which show you how to make the cane and then the beads and also these cute little tile earrings. Even if you aren’t interested in making them yourself you might find it an interesting insight into my creative process. If you do have a go at making...

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Cardboard hollow forms, pens and translucent Pardo…

Cardboard hollow forms, pens and translucent Pardo…

I was very excited (as I am sure half the polymer clay community was!) this week when Polymer Clay Daily featured Artybecca’s Hollow paper forms. Rebecca kindly shared some templates on her blog and I couldn’t wait to try it out. The first couple of beads I covered with scrap clay, my intention to cover them with cane slices. Whilst trying to decide what kind of cane to decorate them with I was playing with the thought of  making...

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Using tutorials/books week 2 – Donna Kato

Using tutorials/books week 2 – Donna Kato

One of my favourite polymer clay books is Dona Kato’s – The Art of Polymer Clay Millefiori Techniques. I have always admired the Translucent Overlay Beads featured in the book, as has my friend Hannah so this week we decided to try them out together. We both made a couple of canes from the selection Donna suggests and put them together. The instructions are pretty clear and as all the canes themselves are reasonably simple we had no...

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