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Polymer Clay Summer Camp: Beads and Bracelets

Teresa Audet, M.F.A.
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In this three-day summer camp, students will learn the essential techniques for working with polymer clay to create beads, charms, and pendants for jewelry.

Class Experience

US Grade 4 - 7
Beginner Level
3 lessons//1 Week
 Week 1
Lesson 1
Starting With the Basics
Our first lesson will cover an overview of the processes, materials, and tools we will use in this course. Students will learn how to condition the clay and blend colors together to make marbled blends.
Lesson 2
Making Beads
This lesson will focus on making different kinds of beads. Students will make a variety of beads in a few different shapes, sizes, and colors or patterns. We will discuss turning the beads into jewelry and thinking about design. After class, students will need an adult’s help to bake their projects in the oven.
Lesson 3
Finishing Our Bracelets
In our final lesson, we will start by sharing our favorite beads that we have made so far. Students may continue to make beads, and we will focus on putting everything together into a finished bracelet. Students will learn how to string beads onto a cord and fasten it with a knot or a clasp.
  • Students will learn the basics of working with polymer clay, how to blend colors and create a marbled effect, and how to create beads and charms for a bracelet.
Teresa Audet has a Master degree in Fine Art with a focus on three-dimensional art and woodworking. She teaches sculpting with polymer and air-dry clay to students online and in person. 
A detailed supply list will be sent out to students upon enrollment. Supplies will be average $15 - $30 and many tools can be found around the home. 

Polymer clay in multiple colors ($12-$20) (I recommend https://shrsl.com/4ioct)
Jewelry supplies such as string, clasps, findings 
Optional kit: ($15) Includes clay, tools, and jewelry supplies (https://shrsl.com/4ipka)

Thin metal ruler, blade, small scissors, or paring knife for cutting clay
Toothpicks, chopsticks, pencils, and other small rounded tools for shaping clay
Flat, plastic or metal surface for working on
Optional tools: clay roller ($9) (http://shrsl.com/4iocv) 
Joined November, 2023
Teacher expertise and credentials
Master's Degree in Music or Theatre or Arts from University of Wisconsin-Madison
Bachelor's Degree in Music or Theatre or Arts from Minneapolis College of Art and Design
Hi, I'm Teresa! I have been a professional artist and educator for over 15 years. I spend my days in my woodworking studio creating art or teaching others how to do the same.

Use code AUDETTRYME5 for $5 off your first class with me!

The classes... 
Group Class


for 3 classes
3x per week, 1 week
40 min

Live video meetings
Ages: 8-13
2-8 learners per class

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