Patchwork Pendant with Sylvie Peraud

In this intermediate level class Sylvie Peraud will show you how to make different decorated sheets of clay and assemble them to a funny patchwork pendant. She teaches an interesting way of working on a Skinner blend to create strokes of colors as if coloring with crayons. Students will also learn a simple way of making a blended polka dotted sheet and how to make your own tassels to decorate the pendant.
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Class Materials List

• Pasta machine
• Blade and a craft knife
• Scrap clay (about 1 small block)
• 1 small block of black; 1/2 yellow; 1/4 red; 1/4 white; 1/32 blue (if you copy this project entirely)
• Sheet of paper and pencil
• Liquid clay and Poly paste
• Plastic for the template and scissors
• Cellophane or Deli wrap
• Silicone modeling tools and needle tool
• Texturing sponge
• Sanding sponges and if wanted a sanding kit
• Small "v" carving tool
• Heat gun
• Baby wipes
• Extruder with small hole disc
• CA glue
• Small piece of straw
• Small glass tile
• Small round and square or rectangular cutters
• Mini drill and 2mm drill bit
• About 2 inches of 2mm buna cord
• 3mm buna cord for the necklace

For the tassel
• Cotton thread or satin finished cord
• CA gel glue or textile glue
• Needle
• Toothpick
• Black Adirondack (alcohol ink)

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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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