Symbolic Beads with Debbie Crothers

Make beads with meaning! In this class, you'll learn to create polymer clay beads using molds to add symbolism. Debbie Crothers shows you just how easy—and impactful—they can be!

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Class Materials List

• Polymer clay: white (approx 1 ounce)
• Block of scrap clay
• Sharp tissue blade
• Small ceramic tile
• Talcum powder or cornstarch
• Soft paintbrush
• Acrylic block
• Skewer
• Pasta machine
• Ball stylus
• Circle cutters (1cm and 5cm diameter)
• Knitting needle or similar
• Coarse sandpaper
• Selection of handmade molds

Materials required for coloring your bead:
• Oil paint
• Old toothbrush
• Rubber gloves
• Paper towel
• Ceramic tile or similar for paint palette

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Debbie Crothers

Debbie Crothers

Community art is a passion of hers and Debbie has been involved in the planning and organization of a range of polymer clay community projects.

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great tutorial Review by diana
this tutorial is loads of fun. I've spent hours and hours making molds of everything I can get my hands on, and then sticking them on the beads. The tut is well explained, easy to follow and addictive. (Posted on 4/8/14)
Fun tutorial Review by Diana
This is one of the most enjoyable tutorials I've ever bought. Making these beads gives hours of entertainment and the results are great. Ever since I bought it, I can't stop making these beads. Thank you Debbie, for hours of fun. (Posted on 4/8/14)

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