Hollow Ceramic Looking Pendant with Sylvie Peraud

In this class, students will learn how to make hollow polymer clay shapes and more particularly a big pendant. They will then cover it with a Skinner blend with a ceramic effect and decorate it with a big round bead. This class is in 2 parts. Pdf handout is included and Q&A function is enabled so you can ask me questions from the workshop. En Français.

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Material list :
• a pasta machine
• Polymer clay - 2oz packages : 1/2 red, 1/2 gold, 1/64 ultramarine blue, 1/128 black Kato Polyclay or any other brand
• scrap clay about 2oz
• Kato Polypaste or liquide polymer
• black UTEE (Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel)
• rigid blade and scalpel
• acrylic rod and a small brass tube or knitting needle
• a thin needle
• compas, ruler, pencil, cisors, a flet pen and thick paper
• baby talc
• Baking soda
• a mini drill (type Dremel) and a 2mm drill bit
• CA glue type super glue or Poly Glue
• a round baking surface like a light bulb or glass paper weight
• 2 round cutters diam. : 1 1/2" et 1 7/8"
• 2 big glass marbles

Material list for sanding :
• plasterer's grid
• coarse grit sanding block
• half round file
• Micro-mesh sanding kit or wet/dry sanding paper #400 to #1200

Material list for the mounting step :
• 2mm thick buna cord (18" to 20" depending on the size of your neck)
• a clasp
• 2 crimps with loops
• 2 jumprings
• 1 heap pin to thread the buna cord
• 2 spacer beads with 2mm holes
• 2 black "O" rings (optional)

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Sylvie Peraud

Making jewelry has been part of Sylvie’s hobbies since childhood. Beads when she was young, melted recycled plastics later and polymer clay since 2005. Inspiration is everywhere around her, when walking in the nature, when discovering other art mediums, when reading a book. What she loves best is making faux: faux wood and faux stones. The closer she gets to the real material, the happier she is. Working with a medium as versatile as polymer clay makes it endless.

When working with polymer clay, there are no limits other than those you fix to yourself. It has led Sylvie to create a simple...
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