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I’ve been thinking about it for a while and it’s done: I’ve made changes for six of my tutorials.

I am happy to offer them now for free. Indeed, I still find them interesting and for some still innovative. I don’t think that the content of these tutorials is outdated but it seemed wrong to continue to charge for content that I worked on a few years ago.

I was lucky enough to offer these tutorials on Craftartedu, (the teaching platform run by Donna Kato) back in 2014. That platform no longer exists but I have continued to share these on my site.

I now offer 12 free tutorials and 5 paid tutorials, 2 of which (reversible wood necklace and articulated bracelet) are now on sale.

Here are the 6 tutorials that have become free:

Foils Necklace

polymer clay tutorial

With this tutorial, I offer several ways to use foils on polymer clay. The project is a flower necklace with explanation of a nice assembly.

hollow beads necklace

polymer clay tutorial

This tutorial is particularly complete: you will find out how to create beautiful hollow beads, how to place the beads for a harmonious whole, how to use a gel printing plate to print patterns on clay. How to make your own gel plate if you don’t want to spend money. I really like this tutorial. It is from 2014 but still very relevant with this use of the gelatin plate and its UV gel finish (UV gel whose brand unfortunately no longer exists but can be replaced by UV resin.)

Vintage pendant

polymer clay tutorial

In this tutorial, I show how to make an oxidized metal imitation using embossing powders. I also show how to make an enamel imitation on a domed surface using liquid polymer, acrylic paint and pastels.

Unbalanced necklace

polymer clay tutorial

I really like the surface techniques shown in this tutorial: acrylic paint, stencils and dry pastels. The shaping of the little stylized flowers that serve as clasps is very playful.

Hollow bracelet

polymer clay tutorial

I would like to teach you how to make a bracelet whose originality lies in its curved and hollow shape. Despite its imposing appearance, it is very light.

You will learn how to create a vivid and elegant inside and outside design by combining the use of stencils and pastels

tinted transfers

polymer clay tutorial

In this tutorial you will learn an easy way to make black image transfers and 2 different ways to tint them. You will discover how to make a tinted transfer on polymer clay with pastels. You will also learn how to tint your transfer after baking using alcohol markers. A necklace project up to the assembly is also offered for each technique. 

I hope you like this change and that you will find in these tutorials something to enhance your creativity.


Arlene · February 8 2023 at 01:59

Olga, você é muito generosa! Agradeço, muito mesmo, por nos presentear com esses magnifícos tutoriais! Beijos, diretos do Brasil. @arlenesilvacouto /@frutosdoartesanato

    Olga Nicolas · February 8 2023 at 09:38

    Thank you so much Arlene! It’s very kind of you to leave a comment. 🙂

Kate · February 6 2023 at 15:09

This is so generous! I look forward to viewing these and love the reversible earrings idea too. That tutorial looks very interesting

    Olga Nicolas · February 6 2023 at 18:16

    Thank you so much for your comment! I’m glad you like my work. 🙂

Moos Linskens · October 8 2022 at 10:20

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