Learn how to make beautiful patterned beads - using the nerikomi technique and Sculpey clay to create items to take home.
Create designs in your beads using the nerikomi technique - a process developed in Japan in which colored clay is stacked and then sliced through, revealing a cross-section pattern. It's sometimes called "neriage."
Sculpey is the brand name for a type of polymer clay that can be molded and then hardened in a conventional oven (as opposed to a kiln).
We will start simple and build to more complicated patterns and then make our projects.
You'll make beads with and then use them to make bracelets, earrings, and necklace pendants.
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Joy McCallister is a Bainbridge Island artist and teacher at Eagledale Pottery Studio. She studied art education in college and taught art for several years in both middle and high school. She also worked in several museums on the east and west coasts in art conservation. She loves learning above all else and enjoys passing on her knowledge to others.