Scroll Bead Bracelet with Jana Roberts Benzon

Take one of your own triangle canes and learn how to transform it into a unique and beautiful bracelet! In this broadcast, learn to make "Scroll" Beads, with their delicate look and feel - they're so lightweight! You will also learn a method for easily creating accent beads, and with those beads and the scroll beads, how to construct a bracelet with crimps, crimp covers, and a clasp.

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• Polymer Clay as follows:
     o Polymer clay triangle cane, approximately 1" measurement on all three sides and a MINIMUM of 2.5" in length
     o Two colors of clay that coordinate with cane, 1/2 ounce each (one will be for wrapping the triangle cane, the other for creating the accent beads)
     o Scrap clay, three good sized 'lumps'
• Paintbrush
• Tapered tip rubber tipped tool - optional (available at misterart.com) or a toothpick
• New, very sharp blade - either a thin "tissue" blade or a stiff blade
• One pin, piece of wire or tube for each bead you're making (in this tutorial, it's five), each at least 2" long.
• The pins I have shown are "stick pins" purchased from firemountaingems.com). This pin, wire or tube will determine bead hole size.
• Two eyelets for each bead (10 total) that fit well on the pins you're using (above). The eyelets pictured are 1/16". Eyelets can be purchased from volcanoarts.com
• Bead stringing wire, 12" • Index card
• Jewelry tools: pliers, crimp tool (for the size crimps you choose to use), and wire cutters
• Ranger Distress Embossing Powder, optional, in coordinating color(s)
• Liquid clay
• Cornstarch
• Two or three small ceramic tiles
• Pin
• Superglue
• An old toothbrush
• Pasta Machine and Crank (dedicated to polymer use... not food!)
• Beadcaps, optional, ten minimum
• Crimps, two
• Crimp covers, optional, two
• Closed jump rings
• Clasp with jump ring
• Plastic wrap or plastic deli sheets
• Work Surface - I highly prefer glass

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Jana Roberts Benzon

Jana Roberts Benzon

Jana Roberts Benzon is a jewelry designer and polymer clay artist whose innovative designs are influenced by tribal textiles, ethnic and floral motifs, and Asian ornamental art. She has become known for her precise and complex geometries of Polymer Clay Millefiori cane work, which she calls “Arabesque” caning, and for her attention to detail and fine craftsmanship in her finished art jewelry pieces.

Jana is an artist with 30 years experience working in fiber arts, jewelry design, beadwork, watercolor, and various modeling compounds, in addition to her complete immersion in the amazing...
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