Fishtail Pendent: Reversible Beads – Friday

Fishtail Pendent: Reversible Beads - Friday

with Maggie Maggio

Friday, May 10, 2019, 9:30am – 5:00pm

A special workshop with the Portland Bead Society. 

Travel the world of color while making a collection of simple flat beads and color coordinated, reversible pendants using Maggie’s Smashing Color Mixing Map and signature ColorWash technique.

Bring along something as inspiration for your color scheme – beads, artwork, fabrics, magazine clippings. A good part of the day will be spent auditioning colors and making test beads to find just the right undertones and color combinations for you.

We will refer to your test beads to determine the colors of your personal palette and the refine the color scheme for your collection of flat polymer beads.

The real fun begins when you cut out the pieces, flip them over, and mix and match them for a full collection of solid color beads!

Once all the beads are cured, you can select your favorite pieces to finish and string into a beautiful Fishtail Pendant.

Take the rest of your collection home to finish and create color washed jewelry such as a simple single bead pendant or complex necklace.


Take home a mini color globe!

Intro to 21st Century Color
In addition to learning the ColorWash technique in polymer clay, this one-day workshop will introduce you to the three-dimensional world of color.

Each student will receive a mini- KOLORMONDO – the Swedish color globe that makes understanding color easy and fun.



Example of a necklace made from take home beads.

All Materials Provided:
Polymer clay, handouts, pasta machine, work surface, pin tool and blade will be provided.

Class Length: Doors open at 9. Class runs 9:30 – 5:00. Clean-up 5:00-5:30.

Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced

Location:    Taborspace, 5441 SE Belmont Avenue, Portland, Oregon. Parking lot at 54th and Belmont.

Class Size: Maximum – 12 students.


Registration is closed for this event.