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Author: Dani Rapinett

As part of our 10th Birthday Celebrations we are so lucky to have my beautiful friend and amazing polymer clay artist, Debbie Crothers here at the studio teaching 3 days of wonderful workshops. I've known Debbie for around about 8 years now and she is not only an amazing artist but a great big ball of energetic fun. I always feel so so inspired and energised after a visit from her! We did two different workshops this time around revolving around Disperse Dyes, Pebeo...

These fun polymer clay beads combine a few basic canes with some composition leafing to create beads that will brighten up your clay table and add a bit of 'Bling' to your clay table. The best part is that they are suitable for all skill levels and can be created in lots of different variations so you'll never get bored. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE WHIMSICAL BEAD 'JAZZY BEADS' POLYMER CLAY TUTORIAL ...

 ** UPDATED - EXTENDED DEADLINE. Due to popular demand, I am giving you all an extra weekend to finish and submit your entries. Photo Entries are due by Monday 8th August 2016 by 5pm AEST. The actual pieces still need to be received by 31st August as in the original post. 2016 is a very special year for The Whimsical Bead as it marks 10 years of us being in business. Where did that time go?! Our ‘official’ birthday is 25th September and in...

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! All the tools and equipment you need to create these pendants you can find in store. If you need any assistance please don't hesitate to contact me. I'd love to see anything you make using this tutorials so please send any photos through to...

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!   ...