CourseCraft

If you've been curious about creating with cement or concrete, this is the perfect project to start with—small and simple! I'll show you how to hand-build your own form and create a finished design inspired the number 3—the Universal number for 2019. I love the metaphor of casting your intentions for this year in cement and being able to remind yourself of the positive aspects this year holds for you (and all of us)—based on the number 3.

Create today!
And enjoy all year long!

Lessons
Introduction
video
Creating Forms - Part One
video
Creating Forms - Part Two
video
Pouring Cement
video
Releasing Cement from the Forms
video
Adding Gold Leaf - Part One
video
Adding Gold Leaf - Part Two
video
Creating a Beaded-Crochet Cord
video
BONUS - "No-Form" Earrings
video

Time Length of Lesson Videos

  • Introduction (08:21)
  • Creating Forms - Part One (17:38)
  • Creating Forms - Part Two (15:13)
  • Pouring Cement (08:46)
  • Releasing Cement from the Forms (10:18)
  • Adding Gold Leaf - Part One (11:06)
  • Adding Gold Leaf - Part Two (12:29)
  • Creating a Beaded-Crochet Cord (18:02)
  • BONUS - "No-Form" Earrings - Parts One and Two (21:55 and 24:35)

Materials for This Course

Here is a comprehensive list of what's needed for this course, broken down by lesson so you can truly see what you'll need for what it is you want to learn.

Creating Forms - Part One and Two

  • Circle template (optional)
  • Craft knife
  • Cutting mat
  • Detail scissors
  • Drinking straw
  • Fun foam, sticky-back variety (color doesn’t matter)
  • Hole punch, 1/4” (6mm) 
  • Hot glue gun/glue sticks
  • Lightweight cardboard (cereal box type)
  • Pencil 
  • Releasing agent such as wax (soy or mixture of wax and oil)
  • Ruler (I recommend a quilting ruler!)

Pouring Cement and Removing from Forms

  • Bowl of water, small (for sanding over)
  • Cement (I recommend Solid Expressions Concrete or Fastset All-Crete)
  • Craft knife
  • Craft stick (I like jumbo size)
  • Cup of water
  • Dust mask
  • Forms (handmade or silicone)
  • Paper towel (optional)
  • Plastic cup
  • Wet sandpaper (I like 3M flexible sanding)

Adding Gold Leaf - Part One and Two

  • Adhesive size (for metallic leaf)
  • Circle template (optional)
  • Cured and dry cement pendants (from previous lesson)
  • Metallic leaf (I’m using imitation gold leaf)
  • Pencil
  • Quickie Glue pen by Sakura
  • Sealer—spray or brush-on
  • Small gluing brush
  • Small stiff-bristle brush

Creating a Beaded-Crochet Cord

  • Beads, smallish (I’m using 6/0 seed beads)
  • Clasp 
  • Crochet hook, on the smaller size (I have a B 2.25mm)
  • Crochet thread, thin/sock-weight yarn or other fiber (I’m using Superlon nymo, size #18)
  • Crimp tubes, 2 (Beadalon size 2)
  • Scissors
  • Superglue (optional)

BONUS - "No-Form Earrings" 

  • Adhesive size for metallic leaf
  • Beads, 3 (4mm or so)
  • Craft stick (to mix concrete)
  • Ear wires (I like Beadaholique)
  • Heat gun
  • Item to collect texture (I’m using aluminum foil)
  • Jewelry or craft wire, 22- or 24-gauge wire, approx. 12” (30cm)
  • Jewelry pliers: flush cutters, bent nose, flat nose, round nose
  • Jump rings (optional)
  • Magic Stamp moldable foam
  • Metallic leaf
  • Pipette (optional)
  • Plastic cup, small
  • Small stiff bristle brush
  • Solid Expressions Concrete
  • Water



Frequently Asked Questions

How long do I have access to the course?

Forever! Once you've enrolled and paid, you'll have access to the course material for as long as you need. So devour it all in one weekend or take things slow. It's your choice!

What if I'm unhappy with my purchase?

Well, I would be sad. But if you're really unhappy with the course, just email me within 10 days to get a full refund.

I still have a question, how can I contact you?

I'd be happy to answer any questions you might have. Send me an email at toniamjenny@gmail.com.

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