Friday, October 10, 2014

CraftArtEdu - 25% Off Polymer Clay Bead Classes

Save 25% on Polymer Clay Beads Classes!
This offer expires midnight CT, Saturday, October 11, 2014 | Not valid with other discounts

Mimbres Flora with Barb Fajardo

Make a stunning black and white necklace with open-center Mimbres flower beads! Making these beads is like putting together a puzzle, and each bead is its own work of art. Once you learn this technique, you can create an endless variety of textures, colors and designs to use in your own work. 

Preview and Purchase Barb's Class!
Intermediate | $35 | $26.25 through Saturday!

Faux Lampwork Beads with Sylvie Peraud

Learn how to create these colorful, gorgeous lampwork-inspired beads – they are so much fun to make! Make beads in different sizes and color palettes, and decorate them with colorful clay dots and micro-beads! Sylvie gives you lots of troubleshooting tips throughout each part of the process to ensure your success.

Preview and Purchase Sylvie's Class in English |
En Francais
Intermediate | $45 | $33.75 through Saturday!
Spaghetti Cane with Shane Smith

This intricate-looking cane was the result of a happy accident of Shane's years ago. In this class, she shows you, step-by-step, how to achieve the same stunning results! Surprisingly, all you need are a few basic tools and just two colors of clay.

First, you'll learn the technique for making the basic cane along with a few variations. Then Shane shows you how to make a pillow bead using your cane as the veneer.

Once you get the technique down, you'll be on your way! The variations and color combinations you can create are truly endless and can be used to cover anything from beads and bangles to vessels or home decor items.

Preview and Purchase Shane's Class
Advanced Beginner | $25 | $18.75 through Saturday!

Mud Cloth Inspired Necklace with Donna Kato

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

Donna will 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 her secret for making a dual magnet clasp that is both functional and beautiful. Donna also fills this class with lots of tips, tricks, short video clips and more!

Preview and Purchase Donna's Class
Intermediate | $65 | $48.75 through Saturday!

Swirl Lentils Getting Personal
 with Barb Fajardo

Learn Barb's technique for making these beautiful swirl beads! She calls it "getting personal" because your fingers are the tools and really do all the work with this technique.

She'll show you how to smooth your beads very finely before curing – to make the time spent finishing them after much quicker and easier! All of the beads shown here were finished with the very same techniques that you will learn in this lesson – such a colorful variety!

Preview and Purchase Barb's Class
Intermediate | $25 | $18.75 through Saturday!

Save 25% on Polymer Clay Beads Classes!
This offer expires midnight CT, Saturday, October 11, 2014 | Not valid with other discounts

Sparkle Beads with Donna Kato

Learn how to work with glitter, rhinestones and polymer clay to create a colorful, sparkly bracelet! These beads are perfect for just about every occasion and so much fun to make! And you can make them with large grommet holes or regular-sized holes.

Donna guides you step by step through:
  • making your base beads (consistent in size)
  • the ins and outs of working with fine glitter (yes, it's a bit messy but well worth it!)
  • embedding rhinestones into your beads
  • assembling your finished bracelet
Be sure to make extra beads as you go so you can mix and match them with other beads in your collection!

Preview and Purchase This Class
Beginner and Above | $20 | $15 through Saturday!

Graduated Lentil Bead Necklace with Judy Belcher

In this thorough tutorial, Judy shows you how to create several basic millefiori canes in a limited color palette. She also shares lots of tips and tricks to get perfect slices and create a neat flat sheet of those slices. She then moves into creating the perfect lentil bead in graduated sizes. You'll also learn how to make a great clasp with a hidden closure that lays perfectly on your neck. 

Preview and Purchase Judy's Class
Beginner | $30 | $22.50 through Saturday!

Scroll Bead Bracelet with Jana Roberts Benzon

In this class, you will take one of your existing triangle canes and transform it into a unique and beautiful bracelet! These dainty little "scrolls" are a lot more durable and sturdy than they look, and once you have this technique down, just imagine all of the pretty scroll beads you can create using your own cane designs!

Preview and Purchase Jana's Class
Beginner | $20 | $15 through Saturday!

Inclusions in Polymer Clay: Embossing Powders with Donna Kato

Make this simple yet stunning choker while learning how to make five unique beads and work with inclusions in this comprehensive three-part class. Donna shows you how to make:
  • a one or two-color Donut Bead
  • Disc Beads
  • Tube Bead Spacers
  • Bead Caps
  • Bronze Age Beads
An inclusion is simply any material that is mixed directly into your polymer clay, and here you'll learn the ins and outs of incorporating embossing powders. They are easy to use and give your clay a unique look, and you can experiment with many different colors.

Several video clips are included throughout to further illustrate Donna's techniques!

Preview and Purchase this Class!
Level: Advanced Beginner | $40 | $30 through Saturday!
Beads With a Window with Natalia Garcia de Leaniz

Learn to make a focal pendant with a "window" in the front that highlights an inner design. You will also make fun, textured, colorful beads to complement your pendant. For variations, play with different shaped pendants, window openings, inner patterns, or perhaps insert a bead for added interest. A very striking technique sure to get some compliments!

Preview and Purchase Natalia's Class! | In Deutsch | En EspaƱol
Intermediate | $26 | $18.75 through Saturday!

Jump Start Polymer Clay: Making Beads with Donna Kato

New to polymer clay? Then by all means start here! This foundation level class has it all. You'll learn everything from what tools and materials you'll need and how to make a Skinner Blend, to how to make a basic flower cane and four different types of beads! By completing this class, you'll be more than ready to begin your polymer clay journey. From there, the sky is the limit!

Preview and Purchase Donna's Class!
Beginner | $20 | $15 through Saturday!
Save 25% on Polymer Clay Beads Classes!
This offer expires midnight CT, Saturday, October 11,  2014 | Not valid with other discounts

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