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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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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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Southbank Bristol Arts Trail coming soon

Southbank Bristol Arts Trail coming soon

I am busy making some new jewellery for the Southbank Bristol Arts Trail on the 18/19th May. I will be in the Southville Centre along with plenty of other talented artists including Emily Ketteringham who designed the brilliant posters. If you are local to Bristol do come along and say ‘Hi!’ I am going to be doing a little market research over the weekend and will draw one of the participants at random to win a Cara Jane prize to...

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Sarah Shriver workshops

Sarah Shriver workshops

Recently I was lucky enough to attend some workshops with Sarah Shriver organised by the London Polymer Clay Group. It was a real treat as I have admired Sarah’s work for many years. On Saturday we learnt how to make Intricate Kaleidoscope canes. They are very intricate but Sarah did a great job of teaching how to make these magical canes. Here’s the canes I made I am very pleased with them! They were made from Kato polyclay     ...

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More things….

More things….

Here’s some more of the things I’ve made for my thing a day challenge. I am really enjoying the challenge and so far have made something everyday without having to cheat. Sometimes it’s a cane, sometimes it’s finishing something already started and some days it’s a something from start to finish.   If you want to see all of my Things for February so far, and another one added daily (I hope!) you can find them in...

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