There are incredible possibilities available to a jewelry artist using polymer clay. Cynthia Toops’ mastery will inspire you to explore and transform this mundane material while focusing on seven unusual polymer beads. In this comprehensive, intensive weekend, students will investigate various bead shapes, explore hollow and foil cores, surface decoration with simple and complex canes, as well as carving, drawing, onlay, and mosaic work. Time permitting, students will have the opportunity to work independently to pursue a particular area of interest with guidance from the instructor. Students will work with a restricted pallet in order to give focused attention to technique and construct either a bracelet or necklace. No experience necessary; returning students are encouraged.