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Polymer Clay Faux Cloisonne Beads & Pendants
Deborah Anderson
Saturday 9am - 6 pm with a 2-hr lunch
Tuition:  $120 + cost of required kit

Learn a technique on how to make polymer clay look like cloisonne.

You will be surprised at how easy it is and how little time this process takes.

We will use polymer clay, wire, mica powders and a UV resin to achieve this look.

I will teach the step by step process, so we can all create beautiful beads, pendants and/or pins in this fun and very satisfying workshop.

Techniques learned: Polymer Clay, Resin & Wirework

Skill level: All Levels

Cost of required kit: (payable to instructor in class) $20

Kit includes:

Use of the following supplies
  • wire
  • mica powders
  • glitter
  • telephone wire
  • fun wire
  • 26 gauge wire
  • holeless beads
  • paper for cutting shapes
  • tiles for baking our pieces
  • UV nail light for curing the resin pieces
  • different shaped cutters
  • texture sheets
  • unmounted rubber stamps
  • plastic sheet for burnishing
  • convection oven
  • tiny glass seed beads
Instructional handouts will be sent via email after the class

Supplies to bring:
  • non-porous work surface
  • two or more blocks of Fimo soft brand or Premo brand of black polymer clay
  • soft paint brushes, small with a point (2)
  • Lisa Pavelka's Magic Glos UV resin
  • paper towels or baby wipes
  • tweezers
  • pin back if you wish to make a pin
  • pasta machine
  • tissue slicing blade
  • acrylic roller
  • needle tool for piercing holes
  • scissors
  • pen & notebook
  • wire or flush cutters
  • chain nose pliers
  • round nose pliers
  • bent nose pliers
  • craft knife
Equipment that is optional to bring, but that you might want to use to personalize your designs:
  • one or more texture sheets or unmounted rubber stamps with a design or texture you like
  • round, square, oval or flower-shaped cutters in sizes or shapes of your choice to make beads, pendants or pins with
  • wire in your choice of color if you wish in 18 and/or 20 gauge
  • a few tiny glass seed beads that can withstand the temperature in the oven
Deborah Anderson discovered polymer clay in 1992 and fell in love with this versatile medium. She is one of the founding members of the South Bay Polymer Clay guild. Deborah teaches a variety of techniques using polymer clay, writes project articles for magazines and sells her work at galleries and craft fairs.

Deborah Anderson has been teaching polymer clay workshops since 1995. She has taught at past Ravensdales (a polymer clay retreat) in Washington state. She has also taught workshops in Corpus Christi, Texas, St. Mary's, Georgia, Phoenix, AZ, and Portland, OR and California.