Bead Making in Art Clay Silver

Course outline: Are you ready to move beyond the basics of creating flat pieces? Do you crave putting some dimension into your work? If you want to take your silver clay practice to the next level, this is the workshop for you! Take a dive into creating constructed pieces made entirely from Art Clay Silver. We will explore hollow forms and how to build dimensional pieces. Jenn will show you a variety of ways she uses forms for shaping the clay. Learn her techniques for how to making strong attachments that will be both clean and secure. Methods for kiln …

New! New! New!

What’s new this week? Well, some , some pinch beads, a new colour of metal clay, some new beading thread, and, oh yeah – the entire website!!!!!   Yes – a new look, that is fresher, cleaner, faster, more streamlined, and easier on the eyes. Easier to use on mobile too! New features like shopping by colour! Of course – as with anything this complicated – there are a few things that seem to be not quite what we expected. So please, if you find something weird, like pictures overlapping or showing up gigantic, or if you can’t find something …

Discovering More About: Metal Clays

You may have seen the classes listed or the packages in the store. You may have also seen jewellery components or finished pieces listed as ‘made from metal clay’. But what exactly is ‘metal clay’? When metal clay was first developed in Japan in 1990, it was only available in silver. The clay-like pliability of this substance allows users to fashion pieces that, when fired using a torch or kiln, create metal components that can be used in a variety of jewellery applications. In essence, atomized particles of metals such as silver, gold, bronze, copper or steel are mixed with …

Getting to know…Heather Bell Denison

Heather Bell Denison Heather Bell Denison is a long-time instructor at BeadFX, specializing in Art Clay. As a Senior Certified Art Clay Instructor, Heather loves to help her students find their creative spirit and make something beautiful. Heather has always loved creating artful things and started off with painting, pottery, sewing, knitting and other crafty projects around the home. “I always liked trying to take a project or creation and ‘make it my own’”, says Heather.   Then Heather discovered Art Clay and the rest, as they say, is history. “I have always loved creating things and always wanted try …