About the Course
On this one-day workshop you will learn how to use polymer clay to make some beautiful gem-like stones. These can look very like the ‘real thing’, or you may choose to be more experimental. You don’t need any prior experience of working with polymer clay, just a love of colour and jewellery. At the end of the course you will be able to take home two pendants and a completed necklace of your own design.
The course takes place in my studio at Bealings Barn, where you can enjoy the beautiful surroundings – weather permitting. Places are limited to 6 so that I can give lots of personal attention and guidance. Do let me know if you would like to arrange an event specially for you and your friends.
During the day we cover:
• looking at examples of semi-precious stones (such as amber, amethyst, amazonite,
citrine, coral, jade, lapis lazuli, malachite, onyx, rosequartz, and turquoise)
• choosing the ‘stones’ you would like to make in a shade that suits you
• conditioning clay
• learning a range of techniques for creating different kinds of stones
• fashioning pendants
• making different bead shapes and sizes
• firing clay in a domestic oven
• finishing and buffing your pieces
• designing a necklace in a style and length of your choice
An information pack, describing all the techniques you learn, will be available so you can continue to create new pieces on your own.
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
All tools and clay are provided, together with glass beads and base metal findings (clasps etc) to make your completed necklace and pendants. If you wish to add sterling silver findings to your design, or you need extra glass beads, a clasp or a neck wire for your stand-alone pendant, these can be purchased on the day.
Tea, coffee and biscuits are served throughout the course and lunch is available, but you are also welcome to bring your own if you have special dietary requirements. To finish off the day, we can enjoy a glass of prosecco together and admire each other’s work.
Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.