Thursday, May 22, 2014

CraftArtEdu - 25% Off Polymer Clay Classes by Donna Kato Today Only

Save 25% on ALL Donna Kato Classes!
This offer expires Thursday midnight, CT, May 22, 2014. Not valid with other coupon codes.
Polymer Clay 101

In this two-part foundation video class, I share my years of experience working with this medium and answer the following beginner questions:
  • What basic tools do I need?
  • Why do I need a pasta machine?
  • Which brand of clays should I choose?
  • How do I create a work area and store the clay?
  • How do I work with adhesives?
  • What's involved in baking the clay and how do I finish my pieces?
This class also takes you a step further by teaching you how to make and transform three different types of basic canes. I call these "double duty" canes. The tools you'll need are minimal, and once you see how easy it is to get started, you'll want to continue the journey!

Preview and Purchase Polymer Clay 101
Beginner | $24 | $18 through tomorrow!
Faux Bone Pendant

Imitating natural materials is very popular in polymer clay! In this class, I'll show you how to make a simple imitation bone pendant upon which an image will be transferred.

After you learn this nifty technique, you'll be able to use it in so many unique and interesting ways!

Preview and Purchase Faux Bone Pendant
Beginner | $12 | $9 through tomorrow!
Just beginning? It's important that clay is well conditioned before working with it! 

Component Flower Caning 

The floral caning in these pieces may look complicated, but they're not!

Component caning is just caning that uses individual components to tell a more complex story. I've taught this class to many beginners, and every single student was able to create their own lovely floral compositions using this method. You will be no exception! Once you understand the basic techniques and processes, you are sure to find many uses for them - from pendants and boxes to floral compositions that can be framed and displayed.

Preview and Purchase Component Flower Caning
Advanced Beginner | $30 | $22.50 through tomorrow!

Inclusions in Polymer Clay: Embossing Powders

Make this simple yet stunning choker while learning how to work with inclusions!

An inclusion is simply any material that is mixed directly into your polymer clay, and in this comprehensive three-part class, I'll show you the ins and outs of incorporating embossing powders. They are easy to use, give your clay a unique and very interesting look, and you can experiment with so many different colors. I'll show you how to make:
  • a one or two-color Donut Bead
  • Disc Beads
  • Tube Bead Spacers
  • Bead Caps
  • Bronze Age Beads
You'll finish by assembling your choker and securing your clasp with buna cord closures. I include three different design options using the components made in this class so you can easily make this your own!

Preview and Purchase Inclusions in Polymer Clay
Advanced Beginner | $40 | $30 through tomorrow!

What is a Skinner Blend and how do you make it? I'll show you!


Everyday Bangles with Dangles! 

As you probably know, I often like to make big, bold statement jewelry with little regard to comfort. Well, these fun bangles are perfect for everyday and are very comfortable to wear. You can just wear the bangle, or you can add any number of dangles to your bangles!

This is a "foundation" class in that you will learn basic concepts and processes that will improve the overall quality of your work and increase your understanding of polymer clay. I've included some video and a comprehensive handout, too!

In this class, you'll learn how to make three bangles and two dangles:
  1. Twisty Bangle – it's the simplest to make.
  2. Runaround Striped Bangle – with a bead connector.
  3. Skinner Blend Plug Bangle – with a caned bead connector.
  4. Heart Dangle   Striped Acorn Dangle – dangles add motion to your bangles!
Once you understand how the basic bangle is made, you can expand into bracelets that showcase your own personal aesthetic. I'd love to see what you come up with!

Preview and Purchase Everyday Bangles with Dangles
Advanced Beginner & Above | $25 | $18.75 through tomorrow!

Mud Cloth Inspired Necklace

Learn how to make this necklace inspired by the stunning, earthy, bold patterns of African mud cloth!

I'll teach you, step-by-step, how to create a stunning assortment of mud cloth inspired disc beads that can be strung together in a number of ways. You'll learn how to make five canes and my secret for making a dual magnet clasp that is both functional and beautiful. I've also filled this class with lots of tips, tricks, short video clips and more!

Preview and Purchase Mud Cloth Inspired Necklace
Intermediate | $65 | $48.75 through tomorrow!

Making beads in graduated sizes is easy with a little know-how!

Flower Ring

Rings are a passion of mine! When I posted a few images of my most recent rings on Facebook, several people said, "Make a class!" So I did, and it's quite comprehensive with the goal of taking your ring making to a new level. 

I picked the Mission Style Base because it has so many advantages. It's squared off (so it sits perfectly on my dresser), it doesn't twist on the finger, and design-wise, it's quite versatile yet very strong. In addition to the flower version, you'll also learn how to make the fun stacking rings shown above.

Preview and Purchase Flower Ring
Intermediate | $45 | $33.75 through tomorrow!

Save 25% on ALL of My Classes through tomorrow!
This offer expires Thursday midnight, CT, May 22, 2014. Not valid with other coupon codes.

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