Contemporary Squash Blossom Pendant

Learn how to make your own Contemporary Squash Blossom pendant. In this class, you'll use simple striped slabs, a Skinner Blend Bullseye and you'll learn how to make the Zig Zag and the Sizzling Rice and the Zipper canes to make variations on the basic theme. Then we will discuss how they are used to create the Black and White and Asian variations of Contemporary Squash Blossom pendants. Also covered, the alternate method of creating the pendant using buna cord, instead of wire. 3 Broadcasts.

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Class Materials List

• Polymer clay - 2 ounces of each of the following: Green, Yellow, Red, Translucent, Black, White, Gold. To make the Asian version, add Orange, Kato Polyclay
• Pasta machine - Atlas
• Stiff clay blade - Nublade
• Liquid clay or Kato PolyPaste
• 1 headpin and a length of wire approximately 6"
• Wire wrapping pliers and a wire cutter
• Marxit or ruler
• Deli paper
• Brass tube for rolling
• Needle tool
• Baking soda and pan for curing
• Clay extruder
• Burnt umber oil paint, gloves and old paintbrush

• 1 - 2 mm buna cord and drill of same diameter
• 7 metal heishi beads that are tight on the cord
• 1 - 5 to 6mm rubber "O" ring
• CA glue

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Donna Kato

Donna Kato owes her career in clay to procrastination. You see, she was supposed to find a demonstrator for Kemper Enterprises at what was then known as the ACCI Show, and she didn’t. Having painted herself into that corner, she had no choice but to demo her way out.

Having been born with that “sure, I can do it” attitude, she forged ahead into what were parts unknown and discovered she really liked demonstrating, she really liked the art and craft industry. Through demonstrating, she discovered she loved to teach! She already loved polymer clay so she...
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