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These polymer clay rainbow hearts are quick and fun to make! You only need small amounts of clay to create them and they are suitable for all skill levels. Experiment with different colours, impressions and sizes! I'd love to see what you create so please feel free to email me or post your creations on our Facebook page. Click Here to Download The Whimsical Bead Polymer Clay Rainbow Hearts Tutorial ...

Magic Glos™ is one of my favourite products. It produces beautiful results in a short amount of time and it's easy to use also! It’s MAGIC! This one step process is easier than 1-2-3. No additional sealing or cleansing methods are required. Magic-Glos™is a must have to help gloss, seal and protect your polymer clay masterpiece and craft creations. There are many Magic-Glos™ features including: Once applied to baked clay, Magic-Glos™ can be applied and cured over and over again. Non-toxic handling and no odor. Great...

The Sculpey Silkscreening kit has been designed especially for polymer clay and can create some spectacular effects. You need very little materials to use this kit and the kit itself can be used over and over again. It comes with 14 patterns to choose from, a squeegee, gold and silver paint. The silkscreen designs include 2 full size designs and 2 sheets of 6 1.75″ medallions that are perfect for making pendants, rings etc. Click Here to Download The Whimsical Bead Silkscreening...

This free and downloadable polymer clay project is suitable for all skill levels and can be adapted to create many different projects. Whilst this tutorial is to create a pendant, you could also create earrings, bracelets and even veneers to cover items. Click Here to Download The Whimsical Bead Polymer Clay 'Rainbow Bubbles' Tutorial For assistance with this project or for any further information, please do not hesitate to contact Dani at dani@thewhimsicalbead.com.au ...

Earlier this month (August 2014), I held my Woven Polymer clay workshop here at the studio for the first time. It was well received which was lovely and the students created some wonderful pieces - many with their own take on the technique. Here are some photos from the day!   ...

Robyn and Julie Wilson from Deegan Designs are regulars here at The Whimsical Bead studio these days.  We are holding metal workshops approximately every 8 weeks which I just love! Most of them I join in on as a student and I've made some wonderful pieces and learned some fabulous techniques. In June 2014, we held a 'Catch Up' workshop for students who had missed Robyn's previous workshops. Students could choose from 4 projects; Copper Rose; Linked Up Bracelet; Steampunk Cuff; or Basketweave Bracelet. These...

Is your creativity in holiday mode? Has your mojo taken an unwelcome break? This happens to the best of us - usually during the periods when we've actually got time to create! There's nothing worse than sitting down to design and make your next masterpiece only to be drawing a blank.  Perhaps you need some inspiration to rediscover and invigorate your creativity? Why not try the following?? 1. Take a Walk in the Great Outdoors! Nature can be a great inspiration. Visit your...

One of the most-asked questions I get when I'm teaching or demonstrating at shows/classes is 'What's the best thing to use when trying to clean up polymer clay?' Many people make the mistake of trying to clean their pasta machine and tools with soap and water or wipes. This really just doesn't work and often results in your tools getting all rusty. The best thing to use when you want to clean your tools, your work surface (and your hands!) is isopropyl...

I wanted to share with you a blog post I read last week that really struck a chord with me. It is an issue quite close to my heart. I have been following US artist Nicole Hanna for some time now both on her Blog and on her Facebook page and was surprised to read her recent Blog post titled 'Creativity and Chronic Illness'. Nicole has been battling an undiagnosed illness for a number of years and has been on the emotional rollercoaster that comes with this...

This cute little brooch/pendant is suitable for all skill levels. There are a number of techniques in this tutorial that could be adapted to suit other projects also. Click Here to Download The Whimsical Bead Antique Flower Brooch Tutorial For assistance with this project or for any further information, please do not hesitate to contact Dani at dani@thewhimsicalbead.com.au ...