Original Price: $23.00

Special Rate: $12.65

Colorful Textured Beads with Alessia Bodini

You'll learn so much in this class including how to make three different types of beads, create a beautiful colorful surface design using alcohol inks, and how to make an adjustable hand-made clasp from polymer clay. These versatile techniques can be used so many different and unique ways!

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Original Price: $23.00

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Class Materials Listing

• Pasta machine
• White polymer clay (I used Fimo Professional, about 100 g - 3.5 oz)
• Black polymer clay (about 25 g - 0.9 oz)
• Hammer
• Small wooden board (mine is 23 x 10 cm - 9 x 4 inches)
• Nails
• Graph paper or squared paper
• Scissor
• Pencil
• Ruler
• Parchment paper
• X-Acto knife
• Rigid blade
• Acrylic rod
• Metal brush for texture (stainless steel texture wire brush)
• Tile
• Metal tube 1.5 cm (0.6 inches)
• Scotch tape
• Needle tool
• Hand drill 2mm
• Texture sponges
• Liquid clay
• Brushes
• Crayons
• Alcohol inks
• Paper towels
• Water based varnish (optional)
• Rubbing alcohol
• Baking soda
• Sanding paper, 400-grit
• Plexiglas acrylic sheet or plastic CD ROM case
• Round cutter 4 cm
• Small round Kemper cutters or dotties (3mm and 5mm)
• Black waxed cotton cord (0.8mm), about 2 m (80 inches)
• Needle
• Metal bowl or bulb

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Alessia Bodini

Alessia discovered polymer clay just a few years ago, but it was love at first sight and is a growing passion. Alessia’s background is working for a publishing house and as a teacher. Polymer clay is the perfect medium to express her creativity even when her creative time is limited.

Alessia credits the workshops given by wonderful artists that she has attended as experiences that have increased her love and understanding of this versatile medium. She loves following the creative process from beginning to end; from the initial idea to the realized artwork. Alessia likes to experiment with...
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