15 Aug 2016
in From My Workbench, Interesting Techniques, New Products, Tips & Trick, Tutorials
Tags: beadsandbeading, cindy lietz, free, how-to, lessons, mica powder, pastel chalk, pearl ex, pearlex, polymer clay, silk screen, stamp, sutton slice, texture, Tonja Lenderman, tonja's treasures, tonjastreasures, tutorial, video
Cindy has very recently done 2 videos which review my products. 🙂 The first shows you how to do the Sutton Slice technique with one of my clear stamps called Round Design Patterns #2 .
The newest video shows how to silk screen using dry ingredients like Pearl-Ex and pastel chalks. The look it creates is wonderful ! This is a list of the silk screen names that Cindy uses in this video 🙂 – Tribal Dance, Microbial Doodles, Retro Circuit Board, Stonewalled, Tapestry Flowers, Tile Mosaic #1, Mehndi Doodle.
You can find all my silk screens and stamps in my Etsy Shop Tonja’s Treasures.
Please check out Cindy’s site Polymer Clay Tutor ! She has so many wonderful video lessons and you can sign up for her monthly club which provided new lessons each month that will keep you creating and having fun.
27 Jul 2012
in From My Workbench, Interesting Techniques, Tutorials
Tags: beads, bone, border, bracelet, cane, denim, extruded, extruder, facebook, faux, free, how-to, ivory, pixelated, polymer clay, poppy, retro, scrap, swirl, tile, Tutorials
First on my list was Bettina Welker’s cane she calls “Pixelated Retro Blend Cane”. It’s a twist on the extruded retro “Klimt” cane that has become so popular. Here is what I made using her tutorial.
Next I want to try Marie Davis’ border cane
The next is a fun, funky bracelet and I believe was written by Anna Anpilogova. It’s in Russian ) I think) but the pictures say it all 🙂
I use this tutorial by Valerie Wallace to make tile beads a few years ago. It sure helps keep the bead holes even!
I recently did a variation on this tutorial to make a quick and easy pendant. The tutorial will soon be on the Polymer Clay Central website.
A great faux bone or ivory tutorial written my Desiree McCrorey
This is a really cute way to make faux denim. It’s also in Russian ( I think LOL) But he pictures are great.
Yep, another one I can’t read. Good thing the pictures tell me what I need to know to make this fabulous extruded bracelet.
It’s a Russian invasion !!! Just kidding 🙂 But these gals are so talented. Just saying 🙂 Here is an amazing Poppy cane
Last but not least, I love this use of scrap clay to make a Magic Swirl Cane
If you want to see more great polymer clay tutorial both free and for sale join us over at the Facebook Group “Just Polymer Clay Tutorials”.
14 Jan 2012
Tags: beads, bird, butterfly, canes, eggs, enamel, extrude, extruder, faux, flowers, free, mica shift, mokume gane, necklace, polymer clay, tutorial, Tutorials
Golden Polymer Clay Beads
Rough And Tough Polymer Clay
Radiant Mica Shift
Butterfly Cane From Basic Canes
Earth Toned Mokume Gane Beads
And a cool tip 🙂 Inside bottom of pop can makes a great curved surface to bake on. Just be careful of the sharp edges.
29 Sep 2011
in Polyclay Artists, Tutorials
Tags: cane, flower, free, free tutorials, how-to, Kael Mijoy, make, tutorial
Kael Mijoy recently added this wonderful flower cane tutorial to her blog. I am a visual learner (and cane challenged LOL) so I really appreciate the easy to follow instructions and lots of pictures. 🙂 I may even give it a try.
27 Mar 2011
in Interesting Techniques, Polyclay Artists, Tips & Trick, Tutorials
Tags: abalone, african trade beads, blog, blogging, blogs, cane, canes, caning, fan pull, faux, flower, free, hibiscus, hollow beads, how-to, knit, mother of pearl, polymer clay, texture plate, Tutorials, watermelon
A list of recent free tutorials from the blogs I read. Lot’s of great ideas here. 🙂
Carolyn shows us how to turn a large tube bead into a Fan Pull And her tips on texture for those tube beads. Carolyn also has a good idea for making your own texture plates.
Marie Segal did a series of cane tutorials on how to make African Trade Beads out of polymer clay.
Here are the following parts 🙂
There may be more parts, so keep your eye on Marie’s Blog. She actually has a lot of great free tutorials on her blog, so read all the back posts 🙂
Zuda Gay has a couple nice floral tutorials on her blog.
sculpting a little leaf
how to make a hibiscus flower
I used Google translator on this French blog, but you know how accurate that is LOL It a tutorial on how to a hollow bead make hollow beads using what I believe is a cotton ball bead covered with clay, baked, then drilled and de-cottoned. *G* Here is a picture of her finished bead used in a necklace.
Cristalline always has wonderful tutorials 🙂 This watermelon cane is no exception.
Here is a whole list of tutorial on her blog.
Another French blogger that always seems to have something fun to learn on her blog is Parole de Pate. This month it’s Extruded Whirlwinds, Imitation Mother of Pearl, and a Caged Bead
And yet another French blog with a fun Faux Knit design.
If you need to translate any of these links use Google Translator. Paste the web address into the box, choose the languages and click translate.
Having trouble getting that prefect wire wrapped loop? Tina can help 🙂 Try this free tutorial.
17 Oct 2010
Tags: biz card, business card, deals, free, offers, Vista Print
Something I have been wanting to do for ages is replace my old cards. It was time since I am about out and I never was really was happy with the old ones anyway. I got an email offer from Vista Print, the place I originally got my business cards from in a free offer. This time I was able to picked a design more my style and modified it to my liking. I even got to add my avatar logo 🙂 This is the new card –
I can’t believe I was able to get 500 cards for less than $12 including shipping !
If you want to get yourself some fabulous business cards (there are sooooooo MANY design to choose from) follow this link to Vista Print