Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Learn to make your own Art Beads at ArtBLISS

Cindy and I are really looking forward to ArtBLISS 2011 in the fall. We are excited about the line-up of amazing instructors and great variety of classes such as working with metal, bending wire, forming clay into beads, melting wax to create unique pendants, a jewelry photography class that shows you how make your jewelry photos pop off the page and much more. We think we have accomplished the task of offering something for everyone. The tough decision is choosing which class/classes to take!

Today we are featuring polymer clay artist extraordinaire, Christine Damm. On Sunday, September 25th, Christine will be teaching "Whimsical Blooms-Layered Polymer Pendants. Each student will learn to how to make disc-shape beads and then stack them to make a pendant! Please refer to Christine's class sample photo.

In class, students will learn a variety of methods and techniques of how to add texture and color to their clay.  In addition, students will learn how to create molds that will be used to shape the clay into interesting shapes for beads. So for those of you who are familiar with pounding metal and shaping wire, now is the perfect time to learn how to make your own beads and implement them into your designs! Christine Damm's beads were featured in the new Wire Style 2 and she has also written clay articles that have been featured in several Belle Armoire Jewelry publications.

The class seating for this particular class is limited. We recommend registering soon to secure a seat.

To see more of Christine's amazing polymer clay beads and jewelry, please click on the photograph to be directed to her flickr page. Thank you!

Jeanette and Cindy

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