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BIG Beads

$120.00

Instructor: Sarah Shriver
Date: Friday, November 3, 2017
Time: 9am – 5pm with a 1-hour lunch
Classroom: 203
Cost of Required Kit: $5

Make exciting, colorful, lightweight, large-scale beads with painterly blends and crisp graphic details!
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BIG BeadsMake exciting, colorful, lightweight, large-scale beads with painterly blends and crisp graphic details!

Learn Sarah’s techniques for building effective “Skinner” blends and create a color palette that reflects your own sense of style.

Using her techniques for inlay and “reverse inlay”, build dynamic veneers to apply to a lightweight core bead and complete your pieces with finishing detalis that enhance the overall effect.

Instructor: Sarah Shriver
Date: Friday, November 3, 2017
Time: 9am – 5pm with a 1-hour lunch
Classroom: 203
Cost of Required Kit: $5

Skill Level: All Levels

Technique Learned: Polymer Clay

Kit Includes:

  • printed tutorial
  • access to additional clays

Supply list for students to bring:

  • students will need about 14 ounces of polymer clay, ie seven 2 ounce packages. 2 light colors, 2 med colors, and 2 two deep saturated colors and 1 black. Try to pick colors that you think will look good together and we can amend your choices with additional colors in class. To save precious time in class, please have your clay rolled out into sheets using the largest setting on your pasta machine before coming to class.
  • One pkg. Sculpey Ultra Light clay (you can share a package with someone else)
  • High viscosity medium extender, (a non-slippery gel used to adhere clay veneers to the ultra light core). I use “Genesis- thick medium”, which I buy on Jerrysartarama.com. It goes a long way so you can buy the smaller jar or share with a pal. There are a few other brands like Kato “PolyPaste” or Sculpey’s “Bake and Bond”, just look for a high viscosity. This is a practical item to own in any case, as it forms a bond like the liquid clays but won’t slip and slide while you are working.
  • #11 exacto blade knife
  • release agent of some kind…I use baby powder, but you can use corn starch or some other product like Kato’s “Repel Gel”
  • acrylic cutting surface (approx. 14″x14″)
  • rubber tipped clay shaper
  • small stiff paint brush
  • pasta machine
  • tissue slicing blade
  • ruler
  • acrylic roller or brayer (I prefer the brayer with a handle)
  • something to wrap up, and a container to bring home, unbaked pieces
  • optional: small circle,(or square etc…) cutters, 1/4” diameter or smaller is good

If you have trouble finding the clay locally, try ordering from munrocrafts.com. they have clay, blades, pasta machines etc.

Sarah ShriverAbout Sarah Shriver:
Sarah Shriver is an accomplished polymer clay artist and teacher who graduated from the University of California at Davis in 1983 with a bachelor’s degree in art. In 1986 she was employed in a fabric and art supply store in San Francisco where she first began working with polymer clay. Since 1989 she has been working full time out of her home/studio in San Rafael, CA, using the mille fiori, or caning technique to make intricately patterned beads, buttons, and jewelry. Her background in textiles is evident in her designs, which were described in an Ornament Magazine review as “meticulous, delicate, and elegant”.

Sarah has been recognized as a pioneer and master of her craft and has participated in a number of juried and invitational exhibits and shows.