Bead Making Bonanza using Polymer Clay with Mags Bonham at

Bead Making Bonanza using Polymer Clay

Instructor Bio: 
180 minutes

Join master polymer clay artist, Mags Bonham, and learn how to create an amazing collection of Polymer Clay beads with over 3 hours of video instruction.

At times we can forget that simple polymer clay canes and techniques can be combined to create stunning pieces of jewelry. 

Whether you are new to polymer clay or have been working with it for years, there is something to learn in this fun class. 

Mags will review simple cane construction plus techniques that can be combined with Skinner Blends and clay extruders to create a bonanza of beads.

Ms. Bonham will share her techniques for successfully making a variety of bead shapes that can be used to create a sampler necklace and bracelet or use one of these beads as a focal point with beads you already have in your stash.

Dozens of different bead possibilities are demonstrated. 

You’ll be inspired to start making beads right away.

Get ready for lots of Polymer Clay fun!

AND There are four extra BONUS videos demonstrating: Hollow Bead Making, Using Leftover Bits, Using Scrap and Important Finishing Techniques.

Over 3 hours of bead making instruction!

Included in your purchase is a PDF with notes and online resources. Please note: the PDF is not a stand-alone instructional booklet.

You can re-watch all your CRAFTCAST purchases as many times as you like.

No experience necessary.

Covered In This Class: 
  • Tips and tricks for polymer clay bead making
  • Adding Skinner blends and canes
  • Creating a variety of shaped beads
  • Finishing techniques including: sanding, buffing, and glazing
  • Clasp construction
Materials Used In This Class: 
  • polymer clay
  • beading wire

  • magnets
  • sandpaper

  • glazes
  • Clay conditioning/pasta machine 
  • Roller
  • Extruder with disks
  • Needle Tool
  • Cane reducers
  • Slicing blade and/or slicing tool
  • Clay cutting tools

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