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CANCELLED - Jeweled Quilt Square Monday, August 3, 9:00 AM  
Laurie Mika $145   
This workshop is 6 hours.

Student Level: All levels
Type of Workshop: Project
Prerequisite: None**
Workshop Category: Mixed-Media, Polymer Clay

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Jeweled Quilt Square brings together my love of quilts and ethnic tapestries that are richly embroidered. In this class students will create a single, visually stunning quilt square that will be mounted on a collaged substrate.

Techniques for creating layered windows in clay will be covered. This is a fun technique that adds dimension and interest to polymer clay work. Techniques for altering the clay surface using rubber stamps, paints, powders and embedding will also be taught. Lastly, we will transform the wood cradle board into a beautiful substrate that is perfect for mounting the quilt square on.

Students will leave class with a gorgeous piece of art ready to hang on the wall.

Kit/Materials Fee (payable to instructor at class time):

  • $15 includes:
  • 6x6 wood substrate
  • paint and related supplies
  • Rub n Buff
  • mica powders
  • gold/silver leaf

Instructor Provided (for use in-class, and to share):

  • for use during workshop:
  • sand paper
  • rubber stamps
  • collage images
  • napkins
  • clay cutters

Student should bring:

  • A total of 4 small 2 ounce packages of clay either Premo, Premo Souffle or Sculpey III, two packs of two related colors. I used red and purple. Make sure the clay is somewhat soft before buying by denting it in a little, if it feels rock hard, do not buy! Please condition clay prior to class by kneading it until softened, then place in baggies.
  • A rolling pin or even a piece of PVC pipe about 1.5 inches in diameter by 10 inches
  • A small bottle of Weldbond glue
  • A small bottle of gel medium (Mod Podge is fine)
  • A pencil with an eraser
  • Assorted paintbrushes to include a one inch flat brush and a small detail brush
  • Scissors
  • Doo-dads to embed in the clay: a few small charms, crowns, hearts, vintage jewelry parts, rhinestones, rhinestone chain, pearls, watch gears, jewels. Stay away from acrylic rhinestones or those with adhesive backs. See pics of samples for ideas.


  • small clay cutters for personal use
  • a napkin you might prefer other than my stash

Some workshops may require that you bring supplies or tools that you may not presently possess. If you'd like to place an advance order for jewelry supplies & tools for pick-up at the on-site Jewelry Supply store when you arrive at ARTU19, contact:

SJ Jewelry Supply LLC

Please note that SJ Jewelry Supply has an extensive selection of products but not all of them may appear on their website. If in doubt about the availability of any product, a simple phone call will get you the information that you desire.

Email your order to: info@sjjewelrysupply.com
call: 602-956-0189

Questions: laurie@mikaarts.com
Website: www.mikaarts.com