Make a Hollow Bead Polymer Clay "Circus" Necklace with Anke Humpert at Craftcast.com

Make a Hollow Bead Polymer Clay “Circus” Necklace

Instructor Bio: 
90 minutes
07/18/2020 - 12:00pm

Join polymer clay master artist, Anke Humpert, LIVE Online Saturday, July 18th, 12:00 noon ET, and learn how to create this statement necklace.

Watch Anke close-up and learn her technique for making and designing hollow beads out of polymer clay and assembling them into a colorful, eye-catching necklace!

In this very comprehensive class, Anke guides you through her design process while providing the encouragement to experiment and play with your own ideas to create a necklace that reflects your creativity. In addition, you will learn how to:

  • mix and match custom colors with alcohol inks
  • create your own patterns with and without stencils
  • construct hollow lentil beads (with Anke's secret tool!)
  • distress the surface of your beads
  • assemble your necklace
  • make a beautiful matching clasp 

Anke includes lots of tips, tricks and ideas throughout each step! This technique is adaptable to many styles. Imagine all the possibilities!

AND during the LIVE class, Anke will take questions from attendees!!

No experience necessary.

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Covered In This Class: 
  • Mix and match custom colors with alcohol inks
  • Create your own patterns with and without stencils
  • Construct hollow lentil beads (with Anke's secret tool!)
  • Distress the surface of your beads
  • Assemble your necklace
  • Make a beautiful matching clasp 
Materials Used In This Class: 
  • Polymer clay:4-6 packs Premo Translucent (depending on how many beads you will make for the necklace!)

  • Basic Polymer clay tool box

  • Clay machine
  • Smooth even work surface
  • Blade
  • Acrylic roller
  • Exacto knife or a thin craft knife
  • Small cookie cutters and or Kemper cutters with shapes ( round, squares, stars…..) all kinds of sizes and shapes!
  • Round cookie cutter (2 3/4inch / 7 cm in diameter)
  • Needle tool
  • Bone folder
  • Parchment or deli paper
  • Ruler

  • Alcohol Inks – at least three colors that go well together. I like to use Rangers Adirondack Inks, but that is just my personal preference. I used cranberry, sunshine yellow and stonewashed.
  • Cotton swabs
  • If you have it: Clay Yo! Centering template or any other centering template
  • Bone folder
  • Stencils (at least 3-5 different patterns) I like to use 6x6 Scrapbooking stencils.
  • Acrylic paint gold or another metallic paint
  • Cosmetic sponge wedges (small size!)
  • Kitchen paper towels
  • Small water container
  • Big metal eyelets 1.5 cm
  • Wooden bowls

Included with the video download, a PDF filled with photos, notes and all the resources you need to get started.