Polymer clay is a delightful medium and you can do just about anything with it.
This is a super fun combination of polymer clay, rough amethyst nuggets, metal charms and a bit of wire work to create a creative, one-of-a-kind necklace that will catch the eye and delight the senses!
Along with the step-by-step techniques for making these simple, stunning pieces, you’ll also learn:
* How to encase a rough nugget in polymer clay * How to make two types of clay flowers * How to make abstract clay embellishments
Several variations are shown to help you visualize any design around any natural-shaped stone!
More than 45 precisely explained steps and over 100 close-up, sharp photos will ensure you are never left confused.
There’s a good combination of simple techniques here, all shown in clear, step-by-step photos with concise written instructions for complete clarity.
****REQUIRED MATERIALS Polymer clay in a monotone colorway - ie purple mixed with varying degrees of black and white or silver, A chunk of rough amethyst (piece of geode) or other stone, Some small metal charms (optional), Pearl Ex Powders & a tiny brush (optional)
Clay-working tools such as a knitting needle or shapers, A clay blade, A clay roller, Clay machine (optional)
****NOTE: This is a Set of Instructions ONLY - the materials and finished product are NOT included in this listing****
MY EXPERIENCE Jewellery Tutorials are a perfect fit for me, which means my tutorials are perfect for you. Here's why:
* I'm a self-taught wire artist, since 1998, so I know what it's like to struggle with a new technique or to work without special tools, and you'll find workarounds in my tutorials. You'll also find many of my techniques are different from the usual since nobody was teaching when I was learning and I had to invent something new every time I was solving a problem!
* My day job is to write course curriculum for online, adult learners, and I'm good at it. So you'll find my tutorials have clear, concise, accurate instructions with photos for every step - even partial steps. I know how to teach you no matter how you learn best! Plus, I make jewellery to sell - and I sell a lot of it - so many of my techniques are designed to efficiently put into production, leading to tutorial stages which you can easily follow.
* I am also a graphic designer, so you'll find a consistent, readable layout on every page, photos that draw your focus to the relevant step, and constant clues to keep your place - even if you forget to staple and the whole thing falls apart!
Look for a unique wire style, lots of color, asymmetry, irregular gemstones, inexpensive non-tarnish wire, some steampunk elements, and even some polymer clay.
You keep reading, and I'll keep looking for exciting new ways to help you make jewellery!