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‘Mossy Ring’ Polymer Clay Tutorial Kit



Our new Tutorial Kits are your ‘Workshop in a Box’!
They are perfect for combating boredom, learning something new or expanding your creative skills.

The idea behind these boxes is that you’ll be able to experience a workshop without needing any technology (whilst I’m thankful for it, sometimes I feel I need to just ‘switch off’) and very little (or nothing else!), other than what’s in the box, to complete the lesson/project. All from the comfort of your own home.

New boxes will be released regularly and we are also looking into launching boxes later in the year with video links so you can learn more in depth/technical skills.

Our tutors have many years experience in their chosen mediums, in most cases over 15 years.

These boxes also make fabulous gifts!


Did you know that by purchasing one of these boxes you are not only supporting our Australian small business, you are also supporting numerous Aussie businesses. We do our best to support Australian businesses ourselves (and in particular Aussie Small Biz). Our printing is done through our local printer, stickers and tissue paper are sourced through an Aussie small biz, boxes are also made and sold right here in Australia. 90% of the materials/equipment in this box is also sourced/purchased through Australian businesses.

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We’re so pleased to have US polymer artist extraordinaire Christi Friesen on our team of Tutorial Kit tutors to show you the  basics of sculpting with polymer clay through some fabulous projects such as this ‘Mossy Ring’.

In this box you’ll find a comprehensive 17 page tutorial booklet in which Christi will show you how she makes this Mossy Ring with polymer clay and beads.
Christi uses some basic tools to create some beautiful texture and will show you how to attach beads to polymer clay (without them coming out after baking!), how to apply mica/pigment powder, how to apply a patina plus more.
A mini tutorial on conditioning polymer clay is also included.


Skill Level:
This project/kit is for students of all skill levels.


What’s in the Box?


  • Step by Step Instruction Guide
  • Premo Polymer Clay (4 x 57gm blocks)
  • Assorted Beads (this will differ from those used in this tutorial and may
    differ slightly from kit to kit. They are all quality Czech glass) and Pearls
  • Headpins
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Mica Powder
  • Paintbrush
  • Card
  • Jewellery findings


There are enough supplies in this kit to create several ‘Mossy Rings’ plus you’ll likely have some supplies left over for future projects.

Also included in the price of this kit is lifetime access to our Facebook Makers Group – ‘Whimsical Makers’ – and email support from us if you get stuck with anything or just need some advice.



What You Will Need (NOT Included in the Box):

Please note, the materials listed as ‘Optional’ really are optional. You can create this project without the items marked as ‘Optional’.

  • Tissue Blade
  • Needle Tool
  • Wire Cutters
  • Round Nose Pliers
  • Soft Cloth
  • Knitting Needle (Or similar. You could also use a tool from Christi’s range)
  • Acrylic Roller (Optional)
  • Christi Friesen Tool Range (Optional but super handy!)
  • Sponge Pieces (Optional)
  • Craft Knife (Optional)
  • Pearl Ex Varnish (Optional)
  • Pasta Machine (Optional : I use an Atlas 150 which is what this tutorial is based on)
  • Oven Thermometer (highly recommended!)
  • Oven (you can use your home oven if desired)


Most of these items are available to purchase in The Whimsical Bead online store if desired.

If you have any questions or concerns please get in touch.


I ask that you please read and follow our copyright policy as set out in the tutorial booklet included in this kit.
This Tutorial is to be used for personal use by the purchaser only. It is not to be distributed, shared, reproduced or used as a teaching tool in any way without express written permission of The Whimsical Bead.
I ask that you please respect this is my source of income. It is my livelihood. Many years of hard work, passion and soul go into not only my research and experiments but also my workshops and tutorials.
Thank you!