Make a Hollow Bead Polymer Clay “Circus” Necklace
Join polymer clay master artist, Anke Humpert, and learn how to create this fun and festive 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!
Included in your purchase is a PDF with notes and online resources plus a class video to watch as many times as you like.
No experience necessary.
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.
- 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
- Polymer clay:4-6 packs Premo Translucent (depending on how many beads you will make for the necklace!)
- Clay machine
- Smooth even work surface
- 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
- 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
Basic Polymer clay tool box
Included with the video download, a PDF filled with photos, notes and all the resources you need to get started.