Learn to Make a Botanical Book Bracelet with Metal Clay with Patrik Kusek
Watch and learn everything you need to know to make this beautiful botanical bracelet.
Patrik Kusek is back again, this time to show you how to make your version of his Saul Bell Award-winning bracelet using plants from your own garden.
Learn about Photopolymer Plates (PPP's) plus construction of toggles and carving techniques. (PLUS, you'll see an alternative design option that you can make without photopolymer plates.)
INCLUDED with your class purchase is a FREE TEMPLATE to create your own personalized bracelet!
This is a CraftCast Vintage Video, created before it was possible to incorporate High Definition video, as we do today. How far we have come in such a short time!
Watch and listen as Patrik reveals to you all the tips and techniques you need to know to start creating your own beautiful botanical bracelet. Using close-up photographs of each step of the process, plus Patrik's detailed instruction, you’ll be creating using these techniques in no time!
Class was recorded live so, just like in more recent videos, you’ll hear the live Q&A with other students.
Patrik's unique vision for his jewelry designs have won praise from jewelry collectors internationally. His experience in the worlds of design and fashion helped shape his creative vision and brand. He is a graduate of the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising and The Academy of Art University. He worked as a Fashion Stylist at Macy's San Francisco and was the owner and Creative Director of Wallop Design Group, a graphic design and branding company.
He currently is able to pursue his passion as a jewelry artist and instructor. He teaches metal clay workshops internationally. He is one of 9 senior instructors for Rio Grande and teaches PMC certification workshops nation wide. He was a featured artist on HGTV's "That's Clever." Patrik's work has been published in numerous books and publications. He is also the recipient of the 2007 Saul Bell Award 1st place in PMC. He is author of Woodland Chic: Metal Clay Jewelry as Nature Intended. Patrik was recently featured in Ornament Magazine.
- The in’s and out’s of how to work with and develop PPP’s.
- How PPP's are similar to a customized rubber stamps you can make at home.
- The different types of media used to create PPPs,
- How-to make a proper exposure and development,
- Tests to get the best PPP possible.
- See the PPP's used to make the botanical bracelet.
- How to customize the panels with leaves or plants from your own garden.
- Learn to create a custom branch toggle to go with your botanical bracelet.
- Photo polymer plates
- UV light source (the sun)
- Exposure Frame
- Timer with minutes and seconds
- Nail Brush or surgical scrub brush
- Basic PMC Tool kit
- Deck of cards
- Tissue blade
- Rubber tipped clay shaper
- Olive Oil
- Paint Brush for Olive Oil
- 2 Packages of PMC+ 45g
- 1 package of PMC3 25g
- Mug warmer
- Progressive sanding papers
- Liver of Sulphur
- Container of hot water
- Container of cool water
- Paint brush
- Wire Brush
- Dremel or other rotary tool with fibre wheel
- polishing pads
- Renaissance Wax and soft cloth
- Jump rings
- Bracelet Clasp
Included with your video is a full-color PDF class handout with teacher's tips, notes and links to all the resources you need to get started.
Please note: this is not a stand-alone guide but simply a quick-reference for your convenience.