Organic Beads Course

Organic Beads Course

USD $22.00

(14 customer reviews)

Do you ever see people’s jewelry and recognize the beads from the craft store? The best way to have truly one-of-a-kind beads for your jewelry is to make your own – and polymer clay is the perfect medium for this! This technique-based course will teach you to make unique and unusual beads shapes with organic textures. You’ll then learn the secrets of creating rich, dimensional color patterns on those beads. Make one-of-a-kind artisan beads, accents, and focal bead, even if you have no previous experience in polymer clay.

More Information

The Organic Beads Course is 65 pages long and contains 185 photographs. This is a beginner-level course that requires no previous polymer clay experience. I don’t, however, cover the basics of working with polymer clay, so if you’re new to this material, you might want to add my Polymer Clay Essentials course to your order. No special materials are required for this course. You likely have everything you need at home already, or you can find it at your local discount store. Plus, you’ll need polymer clay, of course. It’s a great way to use up scrap clay. Designed to complement the Rustic Beads Course, the shapes of this course can be colored using the methods explained in the Rustic Beads Course, and vice versa.

What to Expect

After purchase, you’ll have instant access to the class framework. There you will find the following:
  • A link to download the PDF course.
  • Materials listing
  • Resources (including worldwide suppliers)
  • An example gallery
  • A forum where you can upload your photo (and see what others have created)
  • A questions and discussion section.
The course is a professionally formatted PDF document that’s easily viewed on your computer, laptop, phone, or other device. My courses include a table of contents, lots of tips and tricks, and a resource section where you can find supplies. Your purchase includes full customer support to help you enjoy your course to the fullest. Text and images in this course are Copyright © 2023 by Ginger Davis Allman of The Blue Bottle Tree, all rights reserved. That means you can’t share this course, teach or give it to friends, post the file or contents online, sell it, etc. However, your creations are always yours to sell, share, and enjoy as you desire. I always appreciate credit and a shout-out whenever possible. Thank you!

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14 reviews for Organic Beads Course

  1. Anna Palmcrantz

    I’m very pleased with my purchase of a few of Gingers tutorials.
    This one made me actually start to experiment and ended up figuring out what kind of textures I like on my own beads, why and how to collect them.
    The experiments from this tutorial made me confident enough to try another course held by “Hobbyrian” called Nordic Poly Camp 2022, Fancy boxes.
    Photo attatched is the lid of one of the boxes and a few test beads.
    The captured main texture on the beads is actually from a fruit. The ribs seen on the purpleblue one is from a megalodon tooth.

    Another thing that really makes me enjoy Gingers tutorials is that we get the science behind the medium in an easy to understand way.

  2. margaret macaulay

    “Organic Beads” is part of’s tutorial library. Ginger has put together another brilliantly photographed tutorial that covers everything you need to know to create beautiful and unique beads. She covers everything: from materials needed, techniques to shaping your polymer clay, texturing your beads, colouring them and adding optical effects. You will also learn about sealers and varnishes. And there is a comprehensive list of suppliers. The amount of information in this tutorial for the price is unbelievable! Another highly recommended tutorial to have in your own library.

  3. Emma Parsons

    Excellent. I have several of Ginger’s tutorials. They’re fantastic techniques and very well presented tutorials. Love them!!

  4. Jackie Heron

    I’m new to polymer clay. Ginger is my go-to for most of my Information because my learning style prefers the written text not videos. This is my 3rd ‘how to’ lesson and again a % perfect. She is detailed and exact in her description and sequencing each phase of the organic bead making process. In addition, she always includes tips and techniques on what works and what doesn’t, offers references and resources for supplies and further information, and her personal and greatly appreciated inspiration and encouragement to find your own vision. Her care and concern for her customers is a blessing. Questions? Need clarification? Additional information? Ginger to the rescue every time!!!!!

  5. Jane Thomas

    This tutorial along with several others that I have purchased from The Blue Bottle Tree transformed my polymer clay work. I find that I use the technique many times and it’s also great to be able to go back and review any time day or night if inspiration hits at midnight!

  6. Jo Ann

    Another great tutorial from Blue Bottle Tree. Tonight was up past 2a.m. I was enjoying the techniques so much. I have the Organic Beads, Faux Glass, and others. Ginger write so it’s is easy to understand the process. There are photos for each step making it fantastic for a visual learner like me. Get these tutorials! It will make your work SO much better, as they have done mine.

  7. Doreen Neilley

    As always, Ginger presents concise information with lots of ways for us to make it our own. I’m never left trying to puzzle my way from one step to the next. And this Organic Bead tutorial has opened my eyes to ways of making less labour intensive (no sanding! no worrying about fingerprints! Yay!) and totally unique beads. Thanks, Ginger.

  8. Krithika

    This tutorial is just amazing! The techniques are very unique and produce lovely beads. Ginger goes into every step in detail with lots of pictures, so following along is a breeze. She has suggestions for endless variations; you can just keep going and create tons of different beads. She takes pains to make sure that the materials needed aren’t exotic and are easily available: a great example is the recipe she has included for mold putty alternative. She’s also very approachable if you have any questions. Overall, this is definitely one of my favorite tutorials ever!

  9. Rebecca Supon

    These are great tutorials. Saved me sooooooo much time, and clay to have them come out right the first time. 5 STARS REALLY

  10. Mary

    WOW! I really enjoyed going thru this tutorial. The instructions are step by step, clear pics , and you must take this tutorial if you’re going to take the Rustic. They really go together. I find myself excited to try these techniques out and add in my own little twist! Totally recommend taking this tutorial also plus the Rustic!

  11. Ellen Millar

    Once again Ginger delivers with a ton of inspiration, she is so creative and shares it all. Once you see what she creates in this tutorial using the molds that she shows how to make, you will need two boxes of mold making supplies. Love it all.

  12. Carrie Harvey

    I’ve bought so many of Ginger’s tutorials (on etsy) and am never disappointed – in fact, l think l have them all!
    This one is as well-written as ever with nothing left out so you can achieve some great effects.

  13. Angela

    I was stumbling along trying to make my own molds and such to make my beads and other items and then I found Gingers tutorial on Organic Beads and wow this really helped 🙂 no wonder I was have trouble I was missing so many things to help me make my own molds now I have a compleat list of things and now I am having fun making some of my own molds rather than buying someone else’s molds 🙂
    Thanks Ginger I will be back when I have some extra pennies for some more of your tutorials 🙂

  14. Tammy Adams

    This tutorial is the perfect complement to the Rustic Beads and Components tutorial here. And, it’s fun all on it’s own too. Like all of Ginger’s tutorials, it’s easy to follow with great photos, and lends itself to endless creative possibilities limited only by your own imagination.

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