Holo Effect Tutorial in Polymer Clay

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 10 customer ratings
(24 customer reviews)

$16.00 USD

It was a hot day at the Chihuly exhibit as strangers packed into the glass elevator to rise four stories. Suddenly a voice spoke to me, “I love your necklace. It really caught my eye.” That's the Holo Effect. Jewelry made with the Holo Effect will be noticed. It is eye-catching. It's magical, mysterious, and seems to glow from within, especially in low light. Five projects are included in this tutorial, each introducing a different way to use the Holo Effect in your polymer clay and mixed media art. It's a perfect decorative addition to your art journals, fairy gardens and houses, mosaic tiles, trinket boxes, holiday ornaments, and of course, jewelry.
 

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Description

This easy tutorial is suitable for all levels, but if you’re new to polymer I recommend adding the Polymer Clay Essentials eBook to your order.

Recently updated and expanded, the Holo Effect Tutorial is nearly 60 pages long and contains 131 beautiful photographs. There are five projects, each showing a different way to use and construct the Holo Effect, including a simple pendant, a domed pendant, a simple framed ornament, post earrings, and a cutter-shaped ornament. You will easily see from these examples how to adapt the idea and use the Holo Effect in your projects.

All of the items required to produce the Holo Effect can be purchased at your local craft store in the US. (Non-US purchasers of the tutorial will also be given a link to purchase some inexpensive materials from my website if they’re not able to find them locally.) ***Note*** Resin is not required to use the technique, though I do recommend it as the best choice. You can still get excellent results with Fimo Deco Gel or Sculpey Clear.

Read a review of this tutorial by Kater’s Acres here.

What to Expect

After purchase, you’ll get an email with a link to download your tutorial(s). The tutorial is a professionally formatted PDF document that’s easily viewed on your computer, laptop, phone, or other device. My tutorials include a table of contents, lots of tips and tricks, and include a resources section for where you can find supplies. Your purchase includes full customer support by email by which I’m available to help you enjoy your tutorial to the fullest.

Please note, this is a non-refundable item.

Text and images in this tutorial are Copyright © 2013-2017 by Ginger Davis Allman, of The Blue Bottle Tree, all rights reserved. That means you can’t share this tutorial, teach or give it to friends, post the file or contents online, or sell it, etc. However, your creations are always yours to sell, share, and enjoy as you desire. I always appreciate credit and a shout-out whenever possible. Thank you!

24 reviews for Holo Effect Tutorial in Polymer Clay

  1. First of all, this is an excellently written tutorial. If you need pictures, or written instructions- she’s got you covered. I think the one thing about Ginger’s tutorials, you are immediately immersed in a technique that gets you even more excited when you realize it’s just the tip of the iceberg with this amazing medium. I LOVE this Holo-effect technique. I think it was the missing fun link I needed to get me through the winter doldrums.

  2. This is a wonderful tutorial! Lots of beautiful pictures round out this well written and easy I to understand tutorial! My brain was spinning with ideas and I could hardly wait to create! Made a trip to my local craft store for that secret ingredient and I was in business. I’ve bought lots of tutorials and books on polymer clay, but this is my absolute favorite! I’m now eyeing a couple more of your tutorials! Thanks for sharing your gift!!!

  3. I enjoy the endless possibilities of this tutorial so much…wonderful creative tips and some really great photos made it totally worth owning. Glad I got it. I still use the ideas here.

  4. I bought this tutorial from the Etsy shop. It was well written, easy to understand and really inspiring. I will definitely be buying another from here!

  5. This tutorial is perfectly detailed, aiding the user with both well documented photos and thoroughly described written process. Not only does Ginger provide the user with the technique how-to, but she also includes several project tutorials to provide hands-on learning easy for everyone, beginner through advanced. The technique is a brilliant idea and sure to please!

  6. I just love his tutorial 🙂 I bought mine at Christmas and got the Christmas Suplement 🙂 I have been having fun with this one making tree gifts for my family 🙂 the tutorial is so easy to follow and I am very new to polymer clay only a few months just wish I had found years ago 🙂 Ginger has a way of making it fun and simple all at the same time 🙂 thanks Ginger 🙂

  7. A great tutorial, logically written and easy to follow. Ginger was even able to help out with some supplies I was finding difficult to source here in the UK.
    Would definitely recommend. Thanks Ginger 🙂

  8. I had so much fun with this tutorial!
    As usual it was easy to follow and Ginger had thought of everything to guarantee success.

  9. It’s a great tutorial, I can’t wait to have a go!

  10. Ginger’s tutorials are absolutely wonderful. The three that I have purchased look as if they should be published in a book. Ginger uses her scientific background along with her artistic and teaching abilities, to create these wonderfully unique tutorials. Her illustrations are so detailed which makes it easy for you to create your own variations that are very unique. I have reviewed aproximately 50 polymer clay tutorials over the years and keep coming back to Ginger’s as my favorites. Additionally, she has answered so many of my questions, even when they involved computer issues. Please purchase her tutorials. You will not be dissappointed!

  11. This is the first tutorial I’ve ever purchased and it was money well spent! Very professional and well written. Excellent instructions and photos, wonderful tips and suggestions for alternate methods or applications. My experimental projects turned out great. Thank you, Ginger!

  12. One of the first tutorials I have actually “bought”. Was so glad I did. Couldn’t wait to buy the materials and get cracking with it. The effect is just wonderful!

  13. Great tutorial, as usual, from Ginger. Love the way the tutorial and pictures give a clear picture of what it is that I should do. Thank you for sharing your talent with these wonderful tutorials and newsletters and everything else you share with us. Going to get to work on this project today. Thanks again.

  14. Very well done tutorial, nice photos and easy to follow description. Gives really cool effects. Gets 5 stars + from me! 🙂

  15. Rated 5 out of 5

    Reviews now can have star ratings. Please share your thoughts about the tutorial!

  16. Rated 5 out of 5

    I’ve read through this tutorial and found it just as detailed and full of information as all of Ginger’s other tutorials. I never think twice when buying them from her. Her tutorials are the type you go back to frequently, either to use the techniques again or to get some inspiration.

  17. Rated 5 out of 5

    I love that Ginger always does thorough research on her topics before she posts a newsletter or a new tutorial. Much of the trial and error has been completed by her and saves me lots of time. Instructions and explanations are clear and easily understandable. And, Ginger is always available if I have a question.

  18. Rated 5 out of 5

    I know english just a little bit… but I hope everyone understand me…
    thanks a lot Ginger for your gorgeous tutorial! I’m very happy to have it!
    It’s the first time for me to work whit resin … but I want to make esperience with that tutorial, it’s very descriptive and the photo give me a great help. My review is: excelent!!!

  19. Rated 5 out of 5

    The technique in this tutorial is really unique. Ginger’s clear instructions help produce some lovely pieces. I like how she includes some different framing options and a whole bunch of end-to-end projects apart from just illustrating the basic idea. I purchased this in the month of December so I got the bonus Christmas supplement. I’ve made countless pendants, ornaments and earrings with these: they make great presents! I wear the Holo pendants I made all the time and they always get lots of compliments! Definitely one of my favorite tutorials and favorite techniques!

  20. Rated 5 out of 5

    This is a well written and easy to follow tutorial with clear photos which gave excellent results. It is a technique that I shall return to as I practise and improve my skills.

  21. Rated 5 out of 5

    Really impressed with these tutorials! Ginger write so clearly, and the photos are so good, that you just know you can do it! Can’t wait to make my first pendants!

  22. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ginger’s tutorials are amazingly photographed and she provides easy to understand, step-by-step detail – including possible variations – so that you’re inspired while you learn. I have a few of Ginger’s tutorials, including this one and all of them are a great value. I highly recommend Ginger’s Holo Effect tutorial and think you’ll be amazed at the special effects that this technique reveals. So much potential! I also highly recommend Ginger’s Sea Glass tutorial.

  23. Rated 5 out of 5

    I haven’t had a chance to really to do more than a couple of quick pendants, but the tutorial is very clear and easy to follow. The effect is amazing and I’m looking forward to creating more things. Especially Christmas ornaments.

  24. Rated 5 out of 5

    Fantastic tutorial!!!! I so enjoyed working with such clear and concise instructions, and so well photographed. After your secret ingredient arrived I sat down and made four sets of the domed pendant, along with smaller versions for earrings. One set for me and three sets for gifts, and they will be loved by all. I’ll continue on through some of the other projects shown and more! Thank you so much!

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