Shiny Hollow Bead Necklace with Olga Nicolas

Olga Nicolas teaches you a new surface treatment technique while making a beautiful easy-to-wear necklace with a sliding clasp. You will also learn how to create big hollow beads in the shape you desire and achieve a finish as shiny as resin that is easily adapted to curved surfaces. Click here for the French Version of this class, Collier Perles Creuses avec Olga Nicolas.


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• A pasta machine
• 2 small packages of black clay
• 4 gr of agar-agar
• 1 cup of water
• Acrylic paints
• Stencils or silkscreens
• Little piece of foam
• Rubber paint roller or a flat brush
• Ceramic tile
• Small spatula or a spoon handle
• Polymer paste or liquid clay
• 1 texture (optional)
• Gold inkpad (optional)
• Thin/fine sanding paper (optional)
• Scalpel
• Shape templates
• Plasterer's grid or coarse sanding paper
• Piece of paper
• Small round baking surface
• Small round cutter
• Hand drill and drill bits from 1mm to 2mm
• 6 inches of thin copper wire (0.50mm diameter)
• the equivalent of 3 small packages of scrap clay 
• car plastic restorer spray


For the shiny finish and to assemble the necklace :
• Little flat synthetic paintbrush
• UV lamp
• Finishing UV gel (for permanence)
• Alcohol
• Acetone
• Heavy paper
• Double faced tape
• Lighter
• Braided nylon thread 0,8 or 1mm diameter
• 36 inches of waxed cotton lace 1mm diameter
• Small bead with a hole big enough for the nylon thread
• Flat metal spatula or spoon handle

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Olga Nicolas

Olga has been teaching polymer clay workshops since 2009 and has taught in France and Switzerland. She is member of several French associations or groups especially Lezartgil. She has published polymer clay tutorials in a French jewelry magazine and on her blog.

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