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Polymer Clay Jewelry: The Art of Aging Gracefully

by F&W Media
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Create intriguing, antique-look jewelry using vintage and found objects.

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  • 11 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
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  • Detailed instruction, explanation and demonstration
  • Answers from fellow classmates in our virtual classroom

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Do you find natural beauty in imperfect, worn-out, broken, and aging items? If so, you're in the right place! Christi Friesen will guide you through fascinating techniques for creating the look of antique, repaired, and lovingly used items using polymer clay. You'll even use vintage items, experiment with shattered and broken forms, and channel nature's own oxidation process with patinas. With Christi's help, you'll embrace the wabi-sabi mentality of finding true beauty in life's imperfection and transience.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Welcome
Christi welcomes you to this class on finding the beauty in aged and imperfect items and applying these qualities to your jewelry
2. Meet Christi Friesen
3. Tools & Materials
4. First Things First
5. Vintage Pendant
6. Shatter Beads
7. Neolithic Spiral Bead
8. Metallicious Patina Brooch
9. Kintsugi Earrings
10. Baking
11. Putting It All Together

Recommended with this class

  • Polymer and liquid clay
  • Cutting and sculpting tools
  • Tweezers

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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