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Polymer Clay Tutorial, How To Make Hollow Polymer Clay Beads Using Nothing But Polymer Clay, arcilla polimerica, d'argile de polymère.

Yes! these beads are hollow and they were made using nothing but polymer clay.
I don't do sugar, salt, paper balls, cotton balls, soaking in water, preparing a big hole. I don't even bake two halves and glue them. Nothing of the above.
You too can learn how to make a perfect hollow bead in the size of your choice, decorate it, bake it and drill it.Intriguing ha?

This is a quick, easy and well tested polymer clay tutorial.
Learn my technique for making polymer clay beads that are both hollow and light weight.

Did you ever want to create really big beads without worrying they'll end up being very heavy?
Did you try making hollow beads but wished there was an easier way?

In this tutorial I'm letting you into my secret of how I make MY hollow beads.‎
Get yourself a copy of this tutorial and say goodbye to hard work...

No special tools or materials are needed!


"It is amazing. It is simple. It is genius."
"Orly's way of making hollow beads is genius...I LOVE it! It took me a few tries to really get the hang of it, but now I'll never make hollow beads any other way. This tutorial is a "must try"!"
"I love your idea and clever design.
Hollow polymer beads have always intrigued me, but I never knew how to do it!
I'm excited to start making light weight designs using your technique.
Thank you for creating your tutorial. It will be put to much use!"
Quote from a customer's response on FB
"I'm here to testify to the fact that her method is GENIUS. I still haven't mastered it, but it blew my mind when I bought it. I giggled with delight when I got it. When I get the hang of it, I'm gonna be out of my mind with happiness at the hollow beads I create with it! TOTALLY awesome method! (I'm volunteering this testimonial; I wasn't asked to post it. I'm just an enthusiastic purchaser. I'm not always happy with the tuts I buy. This one is GREAT.)" (Binky).
"Oh, my goodness, Orly; I can't *believe* the secret! I just found it out! I'm speechless! It's just too brilliant! I'm gonna go read some more! You're a genius!
Thanks very much! I can't wait to find out more!"
"Very clever idea, very well presented. A must-have for all serious clayers."
"fabulous - I wouldn't have thought this possible - a- mazing ".
"Just received your tutorial. It looks like a simple trick, which I would have never thought of.
Very satisfied with my purchase. Can't wait to try it."
"I´v made hollow lentil beads before (with light bulbs and then gluing together the two ‎halves), and have covered cotton wool beads and all sorts of material to make the beads ‎lighter‏.‏
I´v been ‎looking for just this sort of tutorial for some time.
So I'm quite thrilled and can't wait to try it ‎out‏.‏"
I love, love, love this tutorial.
It is written in clear steps with pictures to help with every step.
I have never seen anything like this and it is fun and easy.
My second bead was a success and it was so much fun.
I had problems with my computer and Orly helped me until I could open it.
I am very pleased with my purchase and am very comfortable with shopping at Etsy and Orly again.
Your tutorial is great!!!!
Smart woman figuring out this technique.
I have been making my beads using some other technique, but now I have another option!"
"A very clear & original Tutorial!
Bright explanations, step by step, with clear pictures -
I had lots of fun creating those Hollow Beads!
Thank you Orly!"
The idea of creating hollow polymer clay beads kept me awake at nights for a long while...
I was looking for a new way of making them because the existing methods didn't quite work for me.

For a while I was unsuccessfully covering grapes and cherry tomatoes with clay trying to geometrically figure out the surface area of a ball.... After much experimentation I'm happy to present you with my new tutorial.

This polymer clay tutorial will teach you the basics of creating hollow polymer clay beads in a new and innovative way.
A world of possibilities will open up to you after finding out how easy it is to make hollow beads.

In the tutorial I teach you my technique. I do suggest one possible finishing option for the beads (as seen in the pictures), but once you have mastered my method you will be able to finish your beads in many different ways you are already familiar with and like.

While there are some other tutorials demoing this idea, doing it my way, you will end up with completely round and seamless beads using no material other than polymer clay in the process.

The beads you see in the pictures are created in "one go" - only one baking.
(The only stage done after baking is adding the wash of color in the suggested finish).
There is no use of a temporary armature, light weight bead inside, a solvent filler, baking two halves of the bead separately and gluing or using a light weight clay of any kind.

You will NOT be needing any special tools or materials other than the ones you already use for your other polymer clay projects.

The pdf file will be sent to you within 24 hours. Please consider the possible time zone differences.

You will get a PDF file with 70 clear photos and 25 pages to guide you.
The tutorial also includes an explanation on size variation and shape variations for your beads.

Please Note :
This tutorial is for personal use only.
My technique is copyright protected and cannot be resold or redistributed in any way.
Any attempt to resell this version or variations on this tutorial is strictly forbidden.
You may not teach this technique to others.
You may however sell beads you have created following this tutorial.

The technique demonstrated in this tutorial was developed by me and has not been taken from any book, other tutorial or Internet site.

This tutorial is for intermediate polymer clayers, with some knowledge and experience of conditioning, working with and baking polymer clay.


I invite you to join the fun now,
Thanks for reading,

Polymer Clay Tutorial, How To Make Hollow Polymer Clay Beads Using Nothing But Polymer Clay, arcilla polimerica, d'argile de polymère



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