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TUTORIAL : Adjustable Slide Knots

Some of you may remember that a little while back one of my students, Laura Yodgee, completed some comprehensive testing on spray sealers for use on polymer clay. What you may not know is that Laura is also a budding writer (and a pretty good one at that!). She has offered to write some tutorials …

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Testing Spray Sealers on Polymer Clay in Australia

If you work with polymer clay here in Australia, you’ll know that it’s been virtually impossible to get a spray sealer that doesn’t react with polymer. I’ve been trying for years to import PYM II which is a spray sealer that has been known to work perfectly with polymer clay and not react like so …

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The Polymer Arts : ‘Texture’ Issue

Have you seen the new Polymer Arts magazine? It’s the Fall 2017 issue, it’s entitled ‘Texture’ and I was lucky enough to be able to work with the amazing Sage and write an article (on my favourite subject!) for my most favourite publication. This issue features cover art by the amazing Nikolina Otrzan and there’s also some …

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The Whimsical Bead 10th Birthday Celebrations – VIP Event

As part of our 10th Birthday Celebrations, we held a VIP evening event on Monday 12th September. Spaces were limited and the hardest part was only being able to invite a limited number of people. Attendees were those who have been a significant part of The Whimsical Bead’s journey and it was so wonderful to …

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Inspiring Your Creativity

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 …

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Creativity & Chronic Illness

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 …

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The Wonder of Workshops

There has been so many wonderful workshops here at The Whimsical Bead and so many more planned. I have always loved classes and workshops. I guess I am one of those people who have a ‘thirst for knowledge’. I am also someone who loves a hearty chat and a good discussion too. These days it is easy …

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