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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. 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 ...

This easy tutorial makes beautiful beads just by slciing up the cane or you can apply its slices to base beads to create wonderful beads! Click Here to Download The Whimsical Bead Rainbow Spiral Cane Tutorial For assistance with this project or for any further information, please do not hesitate to contact Dani at dani@thewhimsicalbead.com.au ...

This free tutorial is downloadable and can be adapted to a great variety of projects. This fun and funky technique can also be used to create things other than earrings - learn the technique then create pendants, cabochons even veneers for covering items such as cuffs etc. Click Here to Download The Whimsical Bead Polymer Clay Dotty Earrings Tutorial For assistance with this project or for any further information, please do not hesitate to contact Dani at dani@thewhimsicalbead.com.au ...

These bamboo tile beads are effective and you will learn/use quite a number of techniques when creating them so they are great for beginners. Experiment with different colours and textures!      Supplies List: 2 x blocks Polymer Clay (I have used Sculpey Premo in Gold & Burnt Umber 56gram) Bamboo Tiles (I got mine from www.kaysartycles.com.au) Liquid Polymer Clay (I used Liquid Sculpey) Acrylic Paint (I used Jo Sonja's brand in Carbon Black) Renaissance Wax or Varnish Tools List: Tissue Blade Pasta Machine Smooth Work Surface (glass, perspex etc) Acrylic Roller Needle Tool Texture Sheet (I have used Studio by Sculpey...

The ‘Skinner’ Blend was developed by artist Judith Skinner. It is a simple way of creating sheets of graded colour. The Skinner Blend is an essential part of claying and has numerous uses.  It is also a great way to incorporate fantastic shading and contrasts into your work.  It is a ‘must learn’ technique but don’t worry – it’s not hard at all!   Supplies List : 2 x blocks Polymer Clay (I have used Gold & Burnt Umber Premo 56gram) Tools List: Tissue Blade Pasta Machine Smooth...

Mica Shift is a wonderful polymer clay technique that involves aligning the mica particles within metallic/pearl polymer clay and then misaligning (or disturbing them) when imprinting the clay with texture sheets/stamps. The raised areas of the clay are sliced off, leaving a seemingly 3D image trapped within the clay! The best thing about this technique is that it is relatively easy to achieve.  Click here to Download The Whimsical Bead 'Mica Shift' Tutorial For assistance with this project or for any further...