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Faux Ivory Polymer Clay Curved Tube Tutorial

Hélène Jeanclaude is an extraordinary polymer clay jewelry designer from France. Her Flickr photostream is outstanding.  She also has a blog

She also teaches through her tutorials on her Youtube channel.  One standout is her faux ivory polymer clay curved tube tutorial. The key to how she gets the ivory look is the mix of an opaque and a translucent clay. 

Hélène also demonstrates her method of making curved tubes and how to get the decorative texture suggesting a carved look.  Bonus - she shows how to finish the clasp ends using coiled wire tubes. Manifique!

She also has a couple of tutorials on her Etsy, LesEthiopiques

H/T to Aims of BigBlueBarnDesigns for this tip.

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Original Post by THE BEADING GEM


  1. I love this tutorial. It's simple - and her minimal accents with the brown and yellow makes the perfect contrast to her elegant tubes. She makes me really want to get back into my studio and try something different.

    I love how she takes this effect and changes it up in so many different ways... absolutely brilliant!

  2. Gorgeous - I love this! Thanks for sharing, and I'll be sure to check it out. Hope you have a Happy New Year!

    Barbara H.

  3. This is a wonderful tutorial! I have to try this immediately!


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