Rock Cuff Bracelets: Imitating Nature using Polymer with Melanie Muir
Watch this instructional how-to live recording and learn from internationally known Polymer Artist, Melanie Muir, all the tips and tricks you need to create polymer pieces to create and assemble your own “Rock Cuff”.
Ms. Muir demonstrates how she combines and creates her materials to mimic graphic effects found in nature.
See how she builds her organic colorful shapes and finishes them off with her particular surface treatment, including her own mokume gane.
Melanie will show you how to combine colors to create interesting graphics, and where she draws her inspiration
You will be inspired to create your own unique patterns to combine into a stunning custom bracelee.
Melanie Muir is constantly inspired by the colours and patterns that surround her at home near Nairn, in the Scottish Highlands. She loves Japanese and Chinese decorative art. Melanie's jewellery is deceptively simple in form, but the creation and application of pattern is critical.
"There are no hidden messages; I simply wish to create jewellery which is so beautiful that it speaks to someone else and inspires them to purchase and wear my work. Every piece I create is unique, and I hope my clients experience pleasure and joy every time they look at my jewellery." ~Melanie Muir
- Materials and supplies needed
- Constructing the basic form
- Creating a “rock” like graphic surface pattern
- How to finish your piece like a pro
- Baking how-to instructions
- Tips for stringing it all together
- Smooth work surface
- Pasta machine
- Tissue blades
- Melanie's Templates
- Needle tool or ﬁne knitting needle
- Textured sponge
- Liquid Polymer Clay
- Scrap clay
- Glass jar
- Acrylic roller
- Texture Sheets
- Cutting templates
- Layout/Rag Paper
- Polyester Wadding
- Small sharp scissors
- Clay Shaper
- Wet n dry sandpapers
- Super glue gel
Included is a class handout filled with photos, notes and all the resource information you need to get started.