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Workshops by Donna Weeks

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08/19/20178:30 am - 12:30 pm Saturday, August 19, 2017
1278, Crackle and Ink My Polymer Clay- $110

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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Assembly,Basics,Design,Polymer Clay

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Using gold foil with polymer clay
  • Using alcohol inks to color translucent clay
  • Cutting and slicing polymer clay

There are many polymer clay techniques that are simple but look difficult. This is one of them. Learn to make this beautiful pendant with our crackling and inking technique. Condition clay, add gold leafing then crackle. Next, use alcohol inks for color. Once you have the pendant base, learn to create a pendant shape with clay cutters or freehand cutting techniques. You'll add a touch of sparkle with a Swarovski pendant enhanced by our custom bezel. We use cording to create a finished pendant, complete with handmade clay beads that you create. Then make a bracelet with your extra clay! You will add glaze and have a finished project.You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Basic Polymer Clay skills: conditioning clay, using a pasta machine, using clay tools (blades, cutters).

Materials you are required to bring: None. The instructor supplies everything.


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1278, Crackle and Ink My Polymer Clay- $110 [More Info]
Donna Weeks
08/19/20175:30 pm - 8:30 pm Saturday, August 19, 2017
1169, Mokume Gane in Polymer Clay- $110

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Level: All Levels Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Assembly,Basics,Design,Finishing,Polymer Clay,Technique Based

Fundamentals, skills, and techniques covered:
• Layer polymer clay and use gold leafing
  • Paint with alcohol inks
  • Use tools to add texture and designs

Traditionally, mokume gane refers to an ancient technique where metals were assembled to resemble the grain in wood. By using polymer clay instead of metal, we can achieve an effect that adds dimension, depth, and a blending of colors to our clay projects. You will learn to tint translucent clay, add gold leafing, make a layered stack and pattern by stamping with clay tools. When the piece is ready, it will be sliced into wafer thin sections and placed on more clay to be cut into the desired shapes. Once baked, the pieces can be assembled into a necklace, bracelet or individuals pendants.You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: No skills needed. Previous work with Polymer Clay is helpful but not necessary.

Materials you are required to bring: None. The instructor provides everything for you!


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1169, Mokume Gane in Polymer Clay- $110 [More Info]
Donna Weeks