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Polymer Clay Jewelry: Learn 10 Beads & Charms

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Make the beads of your dreams and create unique jewelry to delight your soul.

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What You Get

  • 18 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Downloadable class resources, including a printable supply list, guide sheets and project instructions
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers from fellow classmates in our virtual classroom

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Christi Friesen gives you 10 reasons to love polymer clay for making beads and charms! From intricate marbling and cane-making to sparkly surface effects and more, Christi takes you through 10 totally unique and creative techniques for amazing jewelry. Embellish your clay pieces with mica powders, gold leaf, foils and Swarovski crystals. Experiment 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 purely you.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Welcome
Christi welcomes you to this exciting workshop on creating beads and charms with polymer clay.
2. Meet Christi Friesen
3. Tools & Materials
4. First Things First
5. Marbled Beads
6. Cane-Patterned Beads
7. Mokumé Gané Beads
8. Foiled Pathwork Beads
9. Sgraffito & Swarovski With Gold Leaf
10. Faux Facet Beads
11. Totally Tubular Beads
12. Embellished Beads
13. Impress-Me Beads
14. Sculptural Leaf Charms
15. Baking
16. After-Effects
17. Putting It All Together
18. Design Tour

Recommended with this class

  • Polymer clay and liquid clay
  • Craft knife
  • Sculpting tools

Taught by

Christi Friesen
Christi Friesen
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 expresses joy and exuberance, and her themes center on 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.

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