1: Rose Petal Beads;
2: Fill Bezels with Clay;
3: Wax Polishing Your Beads;
4: Grape Hyacinth Cane:
Well another month has gone by and the Volume-034 Back Issue Videos have now been added to the Polymer Clay Library. If you missed your chance to see these tutorials as they were released each Friday during the month of March, now is your chance to add them to your collection as a convenient bundled package.
Today’s photo shows thumbnail images for the 4 videos included in this Vol-034 Package:
Video-034-1 Rose Petal Beads: Sometimes your jewelry creations have a much more important purpose than just looking beautiful. By incorporating the dried petals of Roses and other flowers gathered from a special occasion… such as a Wedding; Graduation; Birth of a New Baby; or the Memorial of a loved one; the beads you make can hold deep significance and meaning. Many Rose Petal Bead “recipes” suggest that you use the whole flower, boiled down to a dark, black/brown (and smelly) sludge, which is then molded into “traditional” rosary style beads. But polymer clay allows you to create a more modern, prettier version that will preserve the meaning and the beauty of any important event. Not only are these Polymer Clay Flower Petal Beads gorgeous, but they are easy to make as well… what could be better than that!
Video-034-2 Fill Bezels with Polymer Clay: With Mixed Media Jewelry being such a hot trend these days, there are many unique jewelry components becoming available in the marketplace. Metal Bezels for example. They allow you to showcase your polymer clay designs and techniques in very creative ways. Although bezels are relatively easy to combine with polymer clay, there are some tips and tricks for using them, that will make the process go a lot smoother. So if you like to use bezels in your jewelry designs, this is a must tutorial.
Video-034-3 Wax Polishing Your Beads: In my opinion, nothing is prettier and more professional looking than a silky smooth glass finish, on smooth-surface polymer clay beads. And the best way to achieve this is by sanding well and buffing… no finish coatings required. But sanding and buffing is time consuming… especially with tiny round beads, or sculpted and molded ones. An alternative to getting a nice sheen on your polymer clay beads, without having to do a ton of sanding, or finishing using heavy gloss coatings (i.e. Future Floor Polish, Varathane, Sculpey Glaze, etc.), is to use a paste wax such as Minwax. In this tutorial I will share with you my time tested tips and tricks for using a paste wax to make the chore of finishing beads, a whole lot easier.
Video-034-4 Grape Hyacinth Cane: The Grape Hyacinth is a tiny little flowering bulb that sends up a cluster of blue or purple flowers in the early Spring. It is the perfect image to capture in a stylized polymer clay flower cane. Because its triangular shape is echoed in other flowers as well, you can make several different flower cane designs from this pattern, just by simply changing the color combinations. That means you get 2… no 3… no 10 polymer clay cane designs for the price of one. Now that’s one pretty awesome cane!
Also included in this Volume-034 back issue package, are the A-Series recipe cards from the Bluebell Palette.
To read feedback from members who have already benefited from the videos and recipes in this Vol-034 back issue package, click here: Rose Petal Beads | Fill Bezels with Polymer Clay | Wax Polishing Your Polymer Clay Beads | Grape Hyacinth Cane
And, Sneak Peak Preview Clips are available for viewing here: Polymer Clay Tutorials [Videos]
If anyone else would like to add a review for any of the videos or color recipes in Volume-034, I would love to hear from you. Or if you have not yet purchased this back issue and have a question, ask away. In either case, use the comments section below.