In this one day workshop where you’ll learn a variety of techniques for constructing bangles and cuffs from polymer clay.  Polymer clay bangles and cuffs are lightweight and comfortable, and can be decorated in endless ways including with patterned or textured veneers, cane slices, dimensional appliqués, carving and sculpting, and embedded objects. In this class we’ll start by constructing polymer clay bangle and cuff “blanks” on metal forms which will be cured while preparing decorative veneers. The decorative veneers will then be applied to the blanks and cured again, after which the edges and interior can be lined. Completed pieces will be refined with finishing techniques such as sanding and buffing. See below for further details on topics covered. Sue will share tips and tricks from 10 years working with polymer clay to help you master the construction techniques and adapt them to your personal style. Y

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What you will learn
  • Learn how to make cuffs and blanks from Polymer Clay
  • Learn to Shape and work with flat, domed and freeform cross-sections
  • Learn how to apply decorative coverings and treat edges and interiors professionally
What you will get
  • You will get a Bangle Blank and a Cuff Blank and finish at least one in clas time
  • You get tips for various surface treatments including Polymer Canes and Faux semi-precious treatments

What to bring
  • All materials including generous amount of Polymer Clay included
What to wear

Casual dress. Apron and glasses (if wearing contacts). Satety glasses provided

Appropriate for

Any age or gender. Beginners or Intermediate learners in Polymer Clay.


Sydney Jewellery School

Vendor since 2015

Sydney Jewellery School (SJS) is Australia's leading independent contemporary jewellery facility for students wishing to learn the art of jewellery making, multi-media creative arts techniques and object 'd art creation.

The school operates from our own premises and dedicated studio space in Rosebery, an inner South/East suburb of Sydney. Housed in the Heritage Listed Leda Building our air-conditioned studio is flooded with natural light and is equipped with the latest tools and equipment.

SJS also provides space for people wishing to access bench space on a casual or daily basis.

We cater for both the beginner through to the accomplished artisan with a range of classes and techniques: Beginner classes; Class modules to build your skill level; Specialist techniques; Master classes; Visiting artists program; International teachers program.

Many of our classes and the equipment needed to participate are only available within the framework of formal University/TAFE training, SJS is proud to be able to offer short courses in these techniques to all.

Our classes are surprisingly affordable and extremely competitive. Compare for yourself.

The studio has a fully equipped kitchenette and a substantial library with a large selection of books and DVDs on Jewelry and Craft.

Our Director Menaka Cooke and Studio Manager Jae Brown and the wonderful teaching faculty at the school look forward to welcoming you to the studio and to helping you turn your creative dreams into reality.

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