Polymer Clay Tutorials

On this page you’ll find tutorials for working with polymer clay. Content checked July 2018.

bead holesBead Holes

Find out about Amaco Bead Piercing Pins from this informative blog post.

bold bracelet

Bold, Bright Bracelet

This colourful bracelet is enjoyable to make and fun to wear. By Alison Gallant.

Bubble beadsBubble Beads

These fun and colourful bubble beads are easy to make in polymer clay.

 

 

cane ganeCane Gane

A new art cane marrying the techniques of traditional polymer caning and polymer mokume gane.

dynamic polymer pendant

Dynamic Polymer Pendant

Make a striking polymer pendant with a silver accent made up of a small piece of patterned metal clay. By Alison Gallant.

 

 

eastern promiseEastern Promise Necklace

Make a colourful necklace inspired by the hustle and bustle of vibrant spice markets. By Lizzi Holt. 

 

 

AGATE COASTERSFaux Agate Coasters

Make these faux agate coasters with polymer clay in this tutorial.

 

 

Faux lapisFaux Lapis Lazuli

Great tutorial on how to make your own faux lapis for use in your jewellery creations.

faux woodFaux Wood Inlay

Great tutorial showing the mica shift technique.

 

 

Focus on polymerFocus on Polymer Clay

Tips and techniques on working with polymer clay from Making Jewellery magazine.

 

 

geometric jewelleryGeometric Filigree Pendant

Create bold geometric pendant from multi-coloured strings of polymer clay. By Emma Ralph.

 

 

malaciteImitation Malachite

Tutorial in Russian but with great pictures so easy to follow.

 

 

imitation woodImitation Wood

This tutorial is in French but you can follow the pictures pretty well.

 

 

pressed flower beadsInside Outside Pressed Flower Beads

These polymer clay beads get their texture from tiny wildflowers molds. The technique for getting a texture on the inside and the outside of the polymer clay could easily be used with metal clay.

 

polymer clay round beadsPolymer Clay Beads

This great tutorial shows you how to make perfectly round polymer clay beads. It’s in Russian but has very good images so it’s easy to follow.

polymer clay daffodilsPolymer Clay Daffodils

This tutorial is in Russian but you can use Google translate or just follow the pictures which are very good. The technique translates well to metal clay.

polymer lilyPolymer Clay Lily

Learn the technique of how to make beautiful Easter lillies (Liliumlongiflorum). This step by step instruction with pictures is very clear. You’ll need a small amount of clay, a needle tool and some paints.

Polymer Clay PansyPolymer Clay Pansies

Lovely polymer clay tutorial and these pansies could be made into all kinds of jewellery items. The process could also be used with metal clay to make pansies.

 

poly blendingPolymer Colour Blending

Emma Ralph shows you how to add dramatic shading to polymer clay projects and millefiori canes with two different colour blending methods.

 

Posh PicnicPosh Picnic Brooch

Recreate a great British summer tradition using dolls’ house miniatures and polymer clay to make a mouth-watering double brooch. British summers are all about making the most of the good weather when we get it, so what better way to capture the summer than with this simple summery project. Polymer clay is such a versatile medium; this project will show you how to use it in easy stages with exciting results.

 

Rainbow pendantRainbow Polymer Pendant

Light, bright and cheerful flowers with a hint of sparkle, perfect for a sunny summer’s day. By Alison Gallant.

 

 

tessalated canesTessellated Canes

 

How to make tessellated canes with polymer clay. By Judy Belcher.

 

Faux tigers eyeTigers Eye Tutorial

This tutorial to make faux tigers eye is in French but you can follow the images quite well.

 

top tips polyclayTop Tips for Polymer Clay

Polymer clay is one of the most versatile materials for making unique pieces of jewellery. Use it to add colour, pattern and texture. By Julie Bonnar.

transfer polyclayTransfer Photos onto Polymer Clay

Transfer your favourite photos onto polymer clay for truly unique jewellery. By Sian Hamilton

 

tribal beadsTribal Polymer Clay Beads

Olga Sypkova from Kemerovo, Russia plays rough with her African Ethnic beads. What starts out as cane slices simply applied to clay bases becomes much more interesting once she draws a few lines with circles, scrapes some lines and scratches the surface with sandpaper. A coat of light acrylic paint accentuates the marks. The rough treatmentt gives an ordinary polymer bead a tribal look with a mysterious past.

zentangle heartZentangle Inspired Heart Charm

The Zentangle Method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. Almost anyone can use it to create beautiful images. It increases focus and creativity, provides artistic satisfaction along with an increased sense of personal well being.

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