clay beads

Bead Workshop


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Saturday we had a wonderful time learning to create beads using polymer clay.

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Many colors were used in the process of creating beads.

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There was a lot of camaraderie during the workshop as everyone enjoyed learning and sharing ideas during the creative process.

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Polymer clay is a type of hardenable modeling clay based on the polymer polyvinyl chloride (PVC). It typically contains no clay minerals, but like mineral clay a liquid is added to dry particles until it achieves gel-like working properties, and similarly, the part is put into an oven to harden, hence its colloquial designation as clay.

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The time flew by as everyone relaxed and enjoyed the process of making beads.

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A pasta-making machine is a popular multi-purpose tool for polymer clay artists. It is used to create sheets of uniform thickness, to mix colors or created variegated sheets, and to condition (soften) the clay.

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Maybe you can join us for a future workshop using polymer clay.

Bead Day


 

On Saturday, November 3, the Art Junction held its first bead workshop.

Participants explored creating clay beads from Sculpey polymer clay.

Exploring was the name of the day as everyone discovered colors and mixing techniques as well as different types of beads to create.

For most of the participants this was a first experience with creating clay beads; everyone learned new techniques and everyone was surprised by how quickly two hours passed for the workshop.

Here are some examples of the beads created on Bead Day.