The Whimsical Blog

Come and join us for our mid year Open Studio - just in time for Mother's Day!
We'll also be giving visitors a sneak peek at our new workshops scheduled for July - December (and the chance to book early too!).
Saturday 30th April and Sunday 1st May 2016......read on for all the information.

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This is an easy yet effective little project that uses up all those small pieces of left over clay or cane slices that you have lyng around and best of all it's suitable for clayers of all skill levels!

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These polymer clay rainbow hearts are quick and fun to make!

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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!

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The Sculpey Silkscreening kit has been designed especially for polymer clay and can create some spectacular effects.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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It's not often that Cranberry Beads' Joanne Ivy teaches a workshop, but when she does you can guarantee that it will be booked out very quickly - and this was the case in her 'Royal Elegance' workshop held here at the studio in May 2014.

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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??

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