Polymer Clay with Claire Maunsell

Elusory Leaves: Create this statement piece using Polymer Clay with Claire Maunsell

Instructor: 
Duration: 
90 minutes

Join master polymer clay artist, Claire Maunsell, and learn how to create this stunning polymer clay showstopper necklace.

Even though the size is impressive, the weight is not. The total weight of this necklace is less than 56 gm, not even the weight of one package of clay.

Remarkable!

Watch and learn as Claire shows how to construct each type of bead, focal and spacers plus the hollow joining elements and clasp possibilities. Then watch step-by-step and learn how and when to apply the amazing layers of colour.

Variations for very different looks will be shown giving inspiration for tremendous design potential.

Learn how to bake, finish, polish and string to give a professional finish to your piece.

And don’t miss extra BONUS segments:

  • Alternative Bead Ideas
  • Color off and Color On; Controlling Color
  • Using the Focal Bead as a Pendant
  • Making Flange Beads and Twisty Beads
  • Fabricating clasps in Polymer

Time to break away from using only commercial findings!

Don’t miss this special presentation!

The full recording and a PDF handout of resources and links is included.

No experience necessary.

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

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Covered In This Class: 
  • Discussion of tools and materials
  • Picking the right clay
  • Making lightweight, delicate yet strong forms
  • Creating beads around a tiny mandrel, or making integral findings for focal beads
  • Making hollow 'bridging' or connecting forms
  • Designing filler or spacer beads
  • Texturing and colouring
  • Stringing and finishing
  • Variation possibilities
Materials Used In This Class: 
  • Basic polymer tools
  • 1 package Translucent Pardo clay (if Pardo is unavailable use translucent Cernit or Kato or Premo)
  • 20 gauge wire cut into 3 inch lengths or Amaco bead pins
  • Your favourite home made texture plates in polymer or silicone or commercial ones
  • Wooden dowels 1/8, 1/4, and other up to 1/2 inch - at least 12 inches in length
  • Alcohol inks or Derwent inktense blocks
  • PanPastels
  • Acrylic paints
  • Beadalon supplemax or equivalent in clear
  • Scissors
  • Good quality super glue or jewellers cement
  • Oven
  • Ice bath
  • Pan with mixture of corn starch and baking soda for curing
  • JB weld high temperature mixture (2 part epoxy used for higher temperature applications)
  • Tiny machine screws
Bonus: 

Extra BONUS segments:

  • Alternative Bead Ideas
  • Color off and Color On; Controlling Color
  • Using the Focal Bead as a Pendant
  • Making Flange Beads and Twisty Beads
  • Fabricating clasps in Polymer

Included in your purchase is the FULL recording of the entire LIVE class, plus a PDF with photos, notes and online resources.

Please note: the PDF is not a stand-alone instructional booklet.

The full recording and a PDF handout of resources and links is included.

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