Wire and Polymer Clay Malachite Stone Necklace with Paola Mattioli

Create a gorgeous necklace with the look of malachite stone from polymer clay. First you'll learn to sculpt and texture the wire into the flower shapes. Next you'll learn to make the make the malachite cane, and finally, you'll learn to polish the clay to get the shine of real malachite and mount it to the wire. Click here for the Italian Version of this class, Collana in Wire e Malachite in Pasta Polimerica con Paola Mattioli.


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• 1 package polymer clay of each: black, ultra blue, green, turquoise, yellow, white, translucent
• Steel block
• Jeweler’s planishing hammer
• 1.6–1.8 m of 3mm aluminum wire
• 0.6mm wire
• Round-nose pliers
• Chain-nose pliers
• Memory wire cutter pliers
• Flush wire cutter
• Clay blade
• Scalpel
• Pasta machine
• Roller
• Waxed paper or deli paper
• 2cm round cutter
• Extruder with large hexagon disk
• Fine-grade sanding papers, 600, 800, 1000-grit
• Mini cotton buff for mini drill or cotton cloth
• Super glue of choice

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Paola Mattioli

Paola Mattioli

Paola Mattioli has been an Art Clay Silver certified teacher since 2012. She has participated as a teacher at major Italian events dedicated to the creative arts. Her work received a special mention in the Metal Clay Challenge Europe, and she was published in Metal Clay Artist.

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Very good tutorial, imaginative, beautiful design. Review by Fran
A very good tutorial. It is an imaginative and unusual technique of shaping the metal necklace first and then filling the shapes with clay. And the faux malachite technique is great! (Posted on 6/12/15)

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