Polymer clay is an oven baked modelling clay which can be formed into any shape imaginable. In this workshop students will learn how mould polymer clay to create different bead shapes and how to make multi coloured and patterned beads from scratch using a variety of different techniques including applying gold leaf. Then how to bake and assemble finished pieces by threading onto beading string, and finally glueing onto fittings. Many different colour and shape options available.
All materials provided.
- How to mold polymer clay to create different bead shapes
- How to make multi coloured and patterned beads including applying finishes and gold leaf
- How to bake and assemble finished pieces
- Students will take home a completed bead necklace, ring or brooch and earrings
- Gift bag to store creations in
- Light refreshments and champagne
- All materials provided
- Expert tuition from an experienced teacher!
- Just yourself
Vendor sincce 2014
Anna is recognised as one of Australia leading costume jewellery designers. Her work is regularly represented in fashion and bridal publications and parades including Fashion Week. Anna has many commissions from film and theatre companies and has also participated in many group exhibitions. See Anna's work on Instagram @elysiancreations @jewellerymakingclasses
Her design interests have extended from costume to other areas including lead lighting, mosaic, sculpture, printing and fine art techniques, millinery, and metal and theatrical costumes. She also works as a freelance stylist for bridal and fashion photo shoots.
During the last twenty years of running her costume jewellery label 'Elysian Creations' she has trained many staff how to craft and assemble costume jewellery, bridal millinery and costumes, and extended this ten years ago to teaching children and adults how to make jewellery and art and craft creations.
After many years of working in the fashion industry and becoming a mother of two, Anna's passion for teaching and sharing her extensive knowledge in jewellery making and art and craft techniques has grown from teaching at schools to running classes and workshops at her own studio in Melbourne’s inner west.
She believes everyone has the ability to be creative and with positive encouragement can produce beautiful artwork. She also believes creativity has a calming effect on children and builds confidence through a sense of achievement, she loves inspiring children to push the boundaries of what they think they are capable of to send them to next level.