Swing Bracelet with Bettina Welker

Learn to create this fun and creative bangle and then adapt the techniques to your own style. In Part One, you will learn how to make the curved and patterned top of the bracelet. Part Two will teach you how to form the band of the bracelet and in Part Three you will learn how to make the clasp beads and how to finish the bracelet


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Polymer clay:
• 1-2 packages of Black
• 1 package of White • 1/2 package of scrap clay
• Poly Paste
• I recommend using Kato Clay for this project as the flexibility of most of the other clay brands are of disadvantage to the function of the clasp.
• Pasta machine
• Acrylic rod
• Clay blade
• Scalpel
• Ruler

For the patterned top:
• Cylindrical baking mold (size depends on wrist size / refer to chart on template)
• 3-4 different textures
• A piece of SizoWeb
• 15 mm round cookie cutter(Kemper Kutters)
• Medium grit sanding block or a big nail file
• Oil paint in black, white and three colors of your choice. I use Genesis heat set paints

For the bracelet band:
• Strong wire, 1.5 mm (~20 cm/8")
• Wire cutter
• 1.5 mm and 5 mm Knitting Needle
• Oval cookie cutter in the circumference of your wrist (nested set) - refer to chart on template sheet

For the findings and finishing:
• 4 cm and 5 cm round cookie cutter
• Lightbulb • CA glue

• Dome shaped mold (~3,5 cm/1.25" diameter)
• Black Epoxy molding compound (like milliput or Apoxie Sculpt)
• Small flat paint brush
• Wet-sand paper 400-800 grit

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Bettina Welker

Bettina Welker

Bettina always walks through the world curiously with eyes wide open looking for inspiration.
If she sees a shape, a color or a pattern, her creative mojo just starts going. This can be everything - architecture, nature, paintings or just a walk through the hardware store. She even gets new ideas just by cleaning up her studio. Teaching is very important to Bettina - the interaction with creative people is very inspiring - she never walks out of a class that she taught without having learned something as well. For her, the greatest reward is a happy, inspired student.

As a trained graphic designer,...
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