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Make Watercolor Agate with Polymer Clay

Learn to make a beautiful gemstone effect with polymer clay that I like to call Watercolor Agate. You can make this stone-like effect in any color to imitate real stones or to design your own fantastic colors and patterns. The tutorial includes instructions on how to make Watercolor Agate with the art materials that you already have on hand and how to achieve specific looks. While you can use your Watercolor Agate in any type of project, this tutorial includes step-by-step instructions for making modern, contemporary earrings.

Looking for a PDF download?

This course can be taken here, online, or you can download a PDF to read offline. The PDF will not have live product/source links (they’re impossible to keep updated) and the most current information will always be available here on the website. But if you’d like a PDF, you can download it from the Resources section.

How to Navigate This Course

To navigate this tutorial, you can use the navigation that you see below. There’s also a menu on the right if you’re viewing this on your computer. You can read the sections in order, or you can skip around to read the info as you need it. Either way, let’s get started. Click on Getting Started to go there now.

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Rustic Beads and Components

rustic beads and components tutorial for polymer clay coverWelcome! This is the “front page” of the Rustic Beads and Components Tutorial Class. I’m glad you’re here.

The tutorial itself available in two ways.  You can download a PDF of the tutorial or you can view the tutorial in a step-wise online course format. Because a PDF can’t be updated after you download it, be aware that the most current updates will always be found in the online version. This is especially true for links to supplies and resources. The PDF version also lacks access to the Inspiration Gallery, “Share Your Photos” and the Questions and Discussions section.

Access the Online Tutorial

Here’s how you access the online version of the tutorial. Scroll down a bit and you’ll see a list of topics. Tap or click on each one to be taken to each page of the tutorial, see examples of this technique, upload a photo of your own, and get answers to your questions. Once you’ve visited each page, its box will display a green checkmark.

You can go to the next page by clicking on the “Next Section” button on the bottom. You can also find another list of the “Class Content” and a navigation menu on the right of your screen if you’re on desktop, or further down the page if you’re on mobile.

I know you’re eager to get started, so click or tap on the first block in the Class Content below, “Introduction”. Enjoy!

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Polymer Clay Crackle Compendium

Because polymer clay is flexible, you can stretch it, and you can color it with a huge array of art materials, it’s a natural match for making crackle effects. While crackle in the natural world usually is connected with age or deterioration, you’ll find that crackle can also be refined, contemporary, or sophisticated. This tutorial takes you through the 7 major ways to create crackle effects and explains the materials and processes that you can use.

This is not, however, a step-by-step project tutorial. There are no finished items to create. I thought a long time about the best way to convey this information to you and I finally settled on the enclosed format. Most crackle processes are just variations on a theme, and to step-out dozens of variations would just be annoying and tedious to read. I didn’t want to limit this tutorial to just 8 or ten crackle recipes. As with all my tutorials, my goal is to teach you to understand the materials and the way they work so that you can apply the information and techniques to your own preferred type and style of project. I’ve tried to give enough information to serve as a jumping-off point for your explorations. Note there is a Crackle Gallery that gives a quick overview of how I made each crackle sheet or item.

There is also a user gallery where you can upload your crackle photos (and what you made with them). If you have any questions, there is a private Questions and Discussions section where you can get help from me or other owners of this tutorial.

Note: If you prefer a PDF download, you can find the button for that in the Crackle Resources section.

Below is a table with each of the sections and topics listed. You can navigate from here, or you can use the navigation panel at the right (or below if you’re on mobile). At the end of each topic and section will also be buttons to help you get around. Thanks for joining me here. Now let’s get cracking! (Sorry…Dad joke…I had to.)

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Faux Lampwork Tutorial

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Welcome! This is the “front page” of the Faux Lampwork Tutorial Class. I’m glad you’re here.

The tutorial itself is a downloadable PDF, but that’s only part of the fun. There are more features included in your purchase and you can access them all in the pages below.

Scroll down a bit and you’ll see a list. Tap or click on each one to be taken to that page. That’s where you can download your PDF tutorial, get a quick look at the materials for the tutorial, see examples of this technique, upload a photo of your own, and get answers to your questions. Once you’ve visited each page, its box will display a green checkmark.

You can go to the next page by clicking on the “Next Section” button on the bottom. You can also find another list of the “Class Content” and a navigation menu on the right of your screen if you’re on desktop, or further down the page if you’re on mobile.

I know you’re eager to get started, so click or tap on the first block in the Class Content below, “Download Your Tutorial”. Enjoy!

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Organic Beads Tutorial

Welcome! This is the “front page” of the Organic Beads Tutorial Class. I’m glad you’re here.

The tutorial itself is a downloadable PDF, but that’s only part of the fun. There are more features included in your purchase and you can access them all in the pages below.

Scroll down a bit and you’ll see a list. Tap or click on each one to be taken to that page. That’s where you can download your PDF tutorial, get a quick look at the materials for the tutorial, see examples of this technique, upload a photo of your own, and get answers to your questions. Once you’ve visited each page, its box will display a green checkmark.

You can go to the next page by clicking on the “Next Section” button on the bottom. You can also find another list of the “Class Content” and a navigation menu on the right of your screen if you’re on desktop, or further down the page if you’re on mobile.

I know you’re eager to get started, so click or tap on the first block in the Class Content below, “Download Your Tutorial”. Enjoy!

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Holo Effect Tutorial

holo effect in polymer clay tutorial coverWelcome! This is the “front page” of the Holo Effect Tutorial Class. I’m glad you’re here.

The tutorial itself is a downloadable PDF, but that’s only part of the fun. There are more features included in your purchase and you can access them all in the pages below.

Scroll down a bit and you’ll see a list. Tap or click on each one to be taken to that page. That’s where you can download your PDF tutorial, get a quick look at the materials for the tutorial, see examples of this technique, upload a photo of your own, and get answers to your questions. Once you’ve visited each page, its box will display a green checkmark.

You can go to the next page by clicking on the “Next Section” button on the bottom. You can also find another list of the “Class Content” and a navigation menu on the right of your screen if you’re on desktop, or further down the page if you’re on mobile.

I know you’re eager to get started, so click or tap on the first block in the Class Content below, “Download Your Tutorial”. Enjoy!

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