Wearable Polymer: Bones & Skulls

with Guest Instructor-Wendy Wallin-Malinow

Saturday, Oct 26, 2013, 10:00am – 4:30pm

Let’s make some bones and skulls for Halloween fun!

Learn how to make different kinds of bones, patina them, and then explore ways to turn them into wearable art. (e.g. stringing to wear as a pendant.) As part of the workshop, we’ll go through the basics of sculpting and curing polymer clay, and experiment with all sorts of ways to “age” them for spooky goodness.


In the first part of the class, I’ll show you how to make an articulated metal armature with rivets that you can sculpt bones right onto for a bone bracelet, ready to wear for the week.  This bracelet is a new favorite among my collectors and my etsy shop. My riveting style is my own technique and a really great way to learn how to rivet. It’s also instant gratification, with no previous metal skills required. As our bones are curing, I’ll show you how to make a small wearable skull out of polymer. A variety of stringing materials – from rhinestone chain to leather cords – will be available for purchase so that you can wear your skull out the door!
Come have fun making bones and skulls!

Wendy’s Etsy Shop

Additional Information

Experience Level: No polymer clay or metal working experience is necessary though some experience with sculpting will be helpful.

Minimum Students: 4  Maximum Students: 8

Class Fee: $75 includes all materials.

Instructor Bio

A Portland native, Wendy Wallin Malinow is an internationally known polymer artist, designer and illustrator.  Trained in sculpture, drawing and painting, Malinow has illustrated 16 books, worked on gift/ad campaigns and been honored with many design awards over the years. She started working as a jeweler and teacher in polymer clay and metal in the 1980’s. Since then, her fantastically imaginative contemporary art jewelry has won three Saul Bell awards and is featured in numerous books, galleries and museums.


Registration is closed for this event.