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Recreate the beauty of autumn in ellen kharade’s polymer clay set.

What you need...
  • BEADS Pearls, glass, 10mm: olive x 4; green x 5, Filigree, round, gold: 6mm x 5; 10mm x 6, Corrugated, round, 8mm, gold x 12, Crystals, faceted, 6mm, smoky brown x 19, Seed beads, green

  • FINDINGS Polymer clay, Fimo Classic, terracotta (74), Powder: gold; green iridescent, Bead caps, flower, gold x 18, Chain, gold-toned x 60cm, Jump rings, gold-toned, Head pins, gold-toned, Earring hooks, gold-toned, Clasp, gold-toned: toggle; caribiner

  • TOOLS Pliers: round-nosed; flat-nosed, Plunger cutters, PME: rose leaf, small, medium; ivy leaf, small, Needle, beading
  1. Bracelet - 1. Condition more terracotta clay as before, roll into a flat sheet and cut out three small rose leaves. Dust with green iridescent and gold powder and make small holes in the top for hanging. Make six polymer clay beads as before, dust with gold powder and bake all the pieces for 20 minutes at 110°C.

    2. Thread five filigree beads, four corrugated rounds and nine smoky brown crystals onto head pins, plus the polymer clay balls and turn into either wrapped or plain loops. Cut 10cm of chain. Thread the leaves and bead drops onto jump rings and attach to the bracelet, alternating each bead and spacing them evenly. Attach 7mm jump rings either side and secure a caribiner clasp at one end.

  2. Make it yours - To stop the clay from sticking when making the leaves, dust the plunger cutter with a little talcum powder.

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