The Whimsical Blog

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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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?'

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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. 

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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.

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