Unbalanced Necklace with Olga Nicolas

In this class, Olga shows you how to make a colorful asymmetrical necklace with a gorgeous shiny finish and a unique, elegant closure. You will learn so many versatile techniques in this class including how to use pastels and acrylic paints to make rich, decorative patterns. You'll also learn how to achieve a finish as shiny as resin, but quicker and easier. Once you master Olga's methods, go on to make your own creative, colorful variations! Click here for the French Version of this class, Collier Asymetrique avec Olga Nicolas.

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Material List:

• 1 small package of black and white clay
• dry pastels
• acrylic paints
• permanent black marker (optional)
• alcohol
• polymer paste
• UV gel (for manucure)
• nail polish remover
• CA glue
• Round and flat nose pliers
• a hand drill and thin drill bits (1 and 2mm)
• pasta machine
• UV lamp
• roller
• craft knife
• blade
• small glass tile
• lighter
• baking paper
• a small piece of bristol paper
• a piece of heavy paper
• double faced tape
• small flat synthetic paintbrush
• a small piece of foam to spread the paint
• stencils (used for scrapbooking)
• a tiny round cutter (3mm)
• round cutters like kemper cutters (0,9 and 0,5 inches)

Material to assemble the necklace
• 12,5 inches of hollow buna cord (2 to 3mm in diameter)
• 13 inches of thick coated wire cable (18 or 19 gauge)
• 2 head pins
• 1 big crimp bead ( 3 or 4 mm)
• 2 small crimp beads ( 2,5 mm)
• 2 jump rings ( 5 mm in diam.)
• 2 bead tips
• 3 metal bead caps
• Nylon string in 1 mm diameter
• round and flat nose pliers
• hand drill
• thin drill bits (1 and 2mm)

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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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