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Front Cover image from FreeForm Peyote Beading: Design and Creation of Original Wearable Art Jewelry

Freeform Peyote Beading: Design and Creation of Original Art Jewelry

Published September 2010
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Sample swatches of concrete tinted with Procion dyes Making concrete cabs, in-process Natural colored concrete with embedded beads
Variety of concrete cabochons, some with resin topcoats

Concrete Cabochons

Class Length: 3 hours


Use finishing concrete to create a variety of pendants and cabochon-shaped objects to use in future jewelry projects.

Learn to mix and work with concrete to create one of a kind designs. Experiment with adding inclusions such as beads, metal washers, plant material, sea glass & seashells, stamps and more. Use procion dyes to tint the concrete in the mixing stage and more.

I'll supply the concrete, mixed dyes for tinting, most of the tools and supplies and a variety of objects for potential inclusions.

Skills and Skill Levels required for class

No experience required

Supply List

  • Wear clothes suitable for painting
  • Rubber gloves, and you might want an apron if you're planning to work with the procion dyes.
  • Flat tray or cookie sheet for work space and transporting concrete home
  • Plastic palette knife if you have them. A plastic dinner knife will also work

Optional: Bring small found objects to use as inclusions

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