Polymer Clay Jewelry: Learn 10 Beads and Charms Online Workshop with Christi Friesen

Instructor Christi Friesen gives you 10 reasons to love polymer clay for making beads and charms! Learn how to create unique and creative polymer clay jewelry pieces using patterns, surface effects, carving, sculpting, and more.

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Make your own polymer clay jewelry with a variety of tips, tricks, and techniques in this online workshop with Christi Friesen! From intricate marbling and cane-making to sparkly surface effects and more, you'll follow along as Christi takes you through 10 unique and creative techniques for amazing polymer clay jewelry. You'll embellish your clay pieces with mica powders, gold leaf, foils and Swarovski crystals, while experimenting with molds and carving. Before you're done, you'll know exactly how to bake your pieces, apply after-effects, and add findings to create jewelry that's uniquely you.

As an added bonus, you’ll receive 7 convenient printable and downloadable PDFs, including a materials list, Christi’s Top 5 Tips, Baking Do’s and Don’ts, a Guide to Mold-Making, Terms to Know, a Findings Cheat Sheet, and instructions for a bonus project, the “Go With the Flow” Pendant!

Lesson Breakdown
Online Workshop Overview

  • Meet Christi Friesen
  • Christi’s Top 5 Tips
  • Tools and Materials

Bead & Charm Tutorials

  • Techniques
    • Marbled Beads
    • Cane-Patterned Beads
    • Mokumé Gané Beads
    • Foiled Patchwork Beads
    • Sgraffito & Swarovski with Gold Leaf
    • Faux Facet Beads
    • Totally Tubular Beads
    • Embellished Beads
    • Impress-Me Beads
    • Sculptured Leaf Charms

Next Steps

  • Baking
  • After-Effects
  • Putting it all together
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Online Workshop Includes
Discussion board & Gallery: The discussion board is a great way to interact with other users in the Online Workshop. It’s an open forum for you to ask questions, share your thoughts, express your inspirations, and share images of your work.

Notes: This is a place for you to keep personal notes to help you with your work and the Online Workshop content. Only you will be able to see your notes.

Optional Quizzes: Short optional quizzes to test your knowledge as you progress through the lesson.

Video Lesson Run Time ≈ 140 minutes

About the Instructor

Christi Friesen is an award-winning artist, specializing in polymer embellished with multimedia – gems, pearls, beads, fiber, found objects, artifacts, metal, and more. Her work often expresses joy and exuberance, and her themes center around the natural and the organic. Her work has been showcased in numerous books and magazines as well as in juried shows, exhibits, and competitions. In addition to writing 11 how-to books on creating with polymer clay, Christi hosts an online Creative Neighborhood and has a product line of tools, supplies, and materials.

Additional Info
Additional Info
SKU R8648
Product Type Online Workshop
Author/Designer Christi Friesen
Runtime 140 minutes
Technique Jewelry
Project Bracelets, Earrings, Necklaces, Pins & Brooches
Difficulty Level Intermediate, Experienced
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