Antiqued Crackled Necklace

In this class, students will learn how to make a polymer clay necklace using Isabelle's crackle technique.
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Material list :
• A pasta machine
• Clay : 2 ounces of yellow and black clay, a square on setting n° 2 (about 1" x 1") of orange and green clay.
• Liquid clay
• Black liquid clay (or translucent liquid clay tinted with the medium of your choice : oil paint, ink...)
• Scrap clay about 4 ounces
• Rigid blade and an acrylic rod
• Kemper cutters or round cookie cutter diameters : 1/2" and 3/4"
• A ruler
• Very thin needles
• A heat gun
• A mini drill type DREMEL and different sizes of drills
• A paint brush
• A round cookie cutter diameter 4"
• Sanding paper

For the necklace :
• 6 spacer beads of 1/8" diameter
• 2 spacer beads with a 1/4" diameter hole
• 31 and 1/2" of buna cord 2mm thick
• 12" of nylon coated wire diameter : 0,45mm
• Crimp beads
• 2 crimp tubes for 6mm cord
• 2, 6mm jumprings
• 1 metal clasp

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Isabelle Chatelain

Isabelle first met polymer clay in 1988 and didn't know what it was really made for. She modeled tiny animals full of details with it. She loved crafts; but studies and life had her set the clay aside for awhile. When she lost her dad in 2002, she found herself with a huge gap to fill and a lot of spare time too. She went back to crafting, started mosaics, beading, but the beads were quite expensive and didn't offer all the originality she was after. A friend of hers offered her a polymer clay beaded necklace and some left over packs and it just tilted in her head. She had forgotten the medium...
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