Holiday Bonbon Beads Online Workshop


Who doesn't love a bead that looks sweet enough to eat? Whether you are a polymer clay addict or curious about what you can do with clay I will lead you step by step through the creation of these colorful bonbon beads.

Learn to create these whimsical bonbon beads in an endless combination of designs and colors.

The class will cover mixing colors, polymer clay basics, leaf and flower canes and bead construction. Class materials will be presented in a series of videos and a PDF workbook.


5 custom color palette formulas for the winter and holiday season include:

Jolly Holly (Shown)

Winter Wonderland

Sugar Plum Fairy

Poinsettia Florals

Woodland Holiday

10 Holiday Projects Workbook - this bonus covers step by step instructions for 10 jewelry and ornament projects featuring Bonbon beads.

Not feeling the holiday vibe but loving the beads? The gallery and project workbook will show some non-holiday alternatives.

Facebook Gallery and Group

Join the optional Facebook group to share your creations and get to know your fellow students. I will share other holiday projects throughout the holiday season in the group.

What to expect:

The workbook and videos will be posted in the private online class (a blogger blog) on November 7th. You will have lifetime access to the class materials and Facebook group. Can't make it on the 7th? Download your materials anytime and work on your schedule.

Supply List:

Pasta Machine (or acrylic roller/rod, but it's easier with the pasta machine)

Tissue Blade 

Work surface - glass, ceramic or cardstock will work

Wire in 20 and 18 gauge steel wire or commercial bead mandrels

Ball stylus sculpting tool (like this one) - alternatives would be a ball headpin, dental tool with a small cup end, or very fine metal crochet hook.

Small square mirror or acrylic sheet (2x2 or 3x3)

Acrylic Paint - I prefer Folk Art brand in Raw Umber

Paint brush

Wet/Dry automotive sandpaper in 400 grit

Renaissance wax

Oven and dedicated baking sheet for polymer clay

Clay: Below is the basic suggested amounts for the projects created in the class. You will want to have lots of clay on hand to practice and explore the color palettes.

Premo Clay in 2 oz. packages in the following colors to create the Jolly Holly beads shown:

1 of each: Wasabi, Turquoise, Fuchsia, Alizarin Crimson, White

*Watch for sales at the craft stores for the best prices on polymer clay.

Class Requirements:

You'll need access to the internet, Adobe Reader (it's free here), and an email account to access the classroom. A Facebook account is required to join the the optional Facebook group. A camera is also optional if you'd like to take photos of your projects for feedback or questions. 

I recommend Premo clay for the best results for this class. 

Copyright Notice:

1. The images, text and classroom materials may not be shared with anyone or posted anywhere online.

2. You may create the beads in the assignments to use in your jewelry for personal use or to sell. 

3. Please respect my copyright and designs. You may not sell the exact bead designs created from these tutorials.