Petal Beads from Complex Skinner Blended Canes with Sarah Shriver

Make colorful petal shaped beads from polymer clay. This is an intermediate and advanced class taught by Sarah Shriver. The focus is on building, reducing and manipulating a complex block of Skinner blends. From this students will build patterns to be used as veneers on petal shaped beads. There is an overview of sanding and finishing.

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•Polymer clay- 2 ounces each of the following:
     o white, ivory, golden yellow,
     o ochre, magenta, red,
     o turquoise, green and black,
     o (or colors of your choice!).
• Pasta Machine (Atlas is most durable).
• Acrylic roller
• Metal ruler
• Tissue blade

Materials for Finishing:
• 3 different grits of 3M Sanding Pads (Fine, Superfine, & Microfine)
• "Nexcare" waterproof foam adhesive tape
• Slow Cure Cyanoacrylate glue
• Black Round elastic Cord
• Spacer beads with holes large enough for elastic to go through
• 1/64th inch Drill Bit set into a hand tool or... (optional) used in a Dremel Drill set into a Dremel drill press
• Soft cotton polishing cloth, or... (optional) Foredom variable speed buffing wheel, with 4" cotton wheel

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Sarah Shriver

Sarah Shriver

Sarah is driven to make things and always has been. She considers herself an artisan and craftswoman and we feel so lucky to have found her medium in polymer clay. Her primary inspirations have been from textiles, ceramic tiles and more recently from fine art paintings. She happily travels far and wide to share the revelations of her own experiences using polymer clay. She finds teaching a great joy and sees no reason to hold back on sharing the multitude of techniques and tips she’s discovered in her countless hours of exploration.

Sarah loves color and the endless designs polymer clay,...
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Who doesn't love Sarah Review by Judy
Who doesn't love Sarah? I've learned more about color and the use of color in this one video than I have in all my books on color. Her methods of teaching are very straight forward and because she is very clear in her delivery, following her tutorial should not be a problem. I use the methods taught in this video, at least in part, in all of my canes. It adds a dimension I couldn't achieve before. Also, she makes it fun. She's a funny lady. Everybody that clays has to add this to their library. You won't be sorry.
Happy claying,
Judy A Kent (Posted on 11/13/14)

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