Tuesday, June 01, 2010

First Master Muse Tutorials Available!

It's official -- the first set of Master Muse Tutorials are now available from Whole Lotta Whimsy. I'm so thrilled to be in the first set. See -- there is good karma in volunteering to go early with deadlines. All the available tutorials are from the first challenge of innovative clasps.

My tutorial teaches every step to recreate my jeweled ball and slot clasp bracelet, including making molds from polymer, making templates, creating embeddable connectors, balling wire, making a hollow form, adding a fine silver bezel cup, andsetting a cabochon into that cup.

Patrik Kusek's peekaboo clasp offers a wide range of skills, including making custom textures, making domed beads, embedding custom connectors, making a hinge enclosure, extruding tubing, and applying 22K Aura gold.

Barbara Becker Simon's spiral clasp in CopprClay details working with patterns, using CopprClay, carving clay, incorporating connectors and wire, flush setting a stone, and even stringing.

Every tutorial includes copious photos to illustrate the step by step directions, from concept to finishing. The tutorials are printed on heavy duty cardstock with a UV resistant coating, perfect for your bench. Think of them like an inexpensive version of a class with each artist. No travel required!