Maunsell on PCDaily

Quebec’s Claire Maunsell will construct these butterfly beads, hollow joining elements and clasp this Saturday (May 9) live online in her Elusory Leaves class on Craftcast. (Her first international class at Galerie Friesleben was a big hit.)

A hot glass artist for decades, Claire embraced polymer because it offered color, malleability and portability. She happily left the heat and heavy equipment behind. Because of her experience with glass Claire approaches polymer with a fresh perspective, stretching, moving and coloring the medium very differently.

Maunsell on PCDaily

She has several ways of making hollow beads (one in my book) and her most simple stacked hollow bead photo tutorial is still my favorite.

If you look at Claire’s ideas on Pinterest, on Flickr and on her blog, you’ll begin to grasp her aesthetic – organic, ethereal, dark – and begin to appreciate her skill and creativity. Craftcast classes are recorded so that you can revisit the instructions whenever you need to.

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  • reply Ronna ,

    Claire’s work takes my breath away. That’s going to be a great class.

    • reply Sherry ,

      Fascinating “cage” connectors between beads — I’d love to see how she does that…

      • reply Claire Maunsell ,

        Thank you for this, Cynthia!
        The Craftcast experience was a lot of fun – I feel like I now have a new record for speed talking, while trying to explain everything!

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