THIS IS PART 2 Of A 2 PART TUTORIAL – PLEASE READ CAREFULLY, SO YOU KNOW WHAT YOU ARE GETTING!
This is the SECOND of a TWO PART tutorial which covers how to make a big, round bead the way I do, using an Ultra Light core and an organic cane.
I've broken the tutorial into two parts. Folks who are pretty new to polymer clay or Ultra Light can get a good start with Part 1 of the tutorial. Those who want to skip to my unique process of laminating and finishing my big beads can just purchase Part 2 (this one!). Both Parts 1 and 2 are designed for both beginner and more advanced clayers, and have all the information you need to make big round beads like mine.
Part 1 is 12 pages full of valuable information, with 30 full color photos. Part 2 has 21 pages, jam packed with important information, tips and tricks, as well as 65 full color photos and illustrations. That's a total (if you purchase both parts) of over 30 pages of detailed directions, 95 full colored photos!.
- Part 1 covers how to make the inner bead core using Sculpey Ultra Light. I cover how to handle and condition Ultra Light, and how to form and cure the beads.
- Part 2 covers how I laminate my big beads with round organic cane slices, and how I finish the beads to make them beautifully round and smooth.
Who is Melanie West? I'm an artist in Maine, USA, and have been working with polymer clay for about 15 years. I've taught all over the world. My work has been included in numerous books, including Lark's Polymer Clay Masters. I've been featured in Ornament Magazine and American Style, among many other publications. Several of my pieces are part of the Racine Art Museum permanent collection of polymer art. If you would like to see my work, please visit my website at http://RavensClay.com, or visit my Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/melanie.west.528