Polymer Clay Beads and Jewellery
Polymer clay is a fantastic material and perfectly affordable for the current economic climate. Take a look above to see examples of what can be made on this class. These images are of students and tutors work.
Polymer clay is commonly known by the brand names fimo or sculpey and once it is heated up in an oven it hardens and can produce amazing results. In this class we will cover all the basics of working with polymer clay to make beads and other shapes.
Topics and areas usually covered in this class include:
Conditioning the clay
Forming different shapes
Making blends and mixing colours
Using specialist tools and resources
Sanding and Buffing and much more...
It is also very simple to carry on working with at home after the class as there are not many tools or resources needed to work with polymer clay.
You can also combine the clay with metal clay and other jewellery materials as a way of adding colour to your work. Polymer clay really has endless possibilities and is very addictive...you have been warned. There are no limits and you can create unique beads from any colour and really get creative with it.
What you need to bring to this class:
For this class you don't need to bring anything but yourself as everything is provided. However, it is a good idea to have a look at the images above to see what kind of things you will be making.
As with all of our classes, all materials are included in the cost of the class as well as plenty of tea, coffee and luxury biscuits! The classes are all run by expert tutors with years of professional experience who are friendly, knowledgeable and approachable. The size of the classes is kept small to allow plenty of one-on-one attention and the maximum number of students for this class is 8.
We take an hour break for lunch and there are plenty of local shops to get food from, or you can always bring a packed lunch to eat in the studio. If you have any questions regarding this, or other courses please don't hesitate to get in touch.
What some of our students have said about this class
'Excellent class - surpassed all my expectations. I have done lots of great classes here including silver, beading etc.. but this is my favorite - Try it!' -Sammy Layton
'I am amazed at how much you can do with polymer clay. We had a great day experimenting and my mind is now crammed full of information. I can't wait to get started at home' -Gill Brinna
'A new world of beading has just been opened to me!!' -Karen Truran