This is an experiment to see if I can get a polymer clay tutorial video to embed here. This particular video is on how to make a cuff bracelet from polyclay. It’s by Ludmila Bakulina, who is a very well established polyclay artist out of Russia. Her tutorials are silent — everything explained by text on screen and demonstration — because she doesn’t speak English (or maybe, she doesn’t think her English is good enough). I turn off the sound as the music drives me crazy.
But her tutorials at YouTube are very well done and I’ve learned a lot from them.
This bracelet delights me. The quirky CharleyMcCarthy figural spoon combined with the large beads (which could be polymer; it was unclear from the description), the small clutch of dangling beads.
Clearly it’s necessary to expand your skillset to pull this off — I have no idea how easy or difficult it might be to bend a silver spoon. But I can imagine some wonderful places to go. I wish I knew the artist for this piece, because it’s exactly my quirky taste.
There are hundreds of tutorial available on the web. They are not all of equal quality, but there are enough good ones — both text/photos and video — to make it possible to learn all the basic techniques.
You’ll find the tutorial page here. It is a work in progress. Anyone who wants to contribute to this page is more than welcome to do that. Please let me or Alan know, and we’ll give you access as an author.