Sagacious Sumptuous Color: Synergy4 Workshop

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Post Synergy 4 conference workshop Thursday August 17th, 2017

Double tree by Hilton, Philadelphia-Valley Forge, Pennsylvania

To register: Please contact Lindly via Lindlyh@aol.com to pay via check or  you may pay via Pay Pal here-

The glorious range of softer muted colors found in nature will provide the inspirational starting point while you learn how to create an intentional, impactful color scheme. Five useful strategies to enhance harmony will be presented as you prepare a set of colors destined to become a collaged brooch or pendant. Lindly will share her tips for creating a stripe blend sheet that is appropriately scaled for making smaller pieces and includes dramatic contrasts.

Once you have prepared your blend sheet, you will learn how to make four different color coordinated patterns: soft Ikat, stripes, fractured color blocking and a circular mokume gane. Lindly will then demonstrate how to sequence and audition your elements to create a successful harmonious balance in your design while using multiple patterns.

At the end of the session we will brainstorm as a group on how to incorporate what you have learned in your future projects.


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Join Lindly Haunani, a nationally recognized colorist for a fun and illuminating one- day workshop. While you may know just what colors you like, and exactly how to mix them, using them in harmonious combinations can be challenging. Learn how to add impact to your polymer clay work with increased color confidence and agility.

Cancellation policy:

  • Prior to June 15th, 2017 full refund
  • June 15th- July 15th, 2017 50% refund
  • After July 15th, 2017 no refund

More information about the Synergy4 Conference may be found here 

Supply List 

  • Work surface
  • Pasta Machine (and clamp)
  • Pin Tool
  • Cutting blade
  • 8 sheets plain white printer paper
  • 8 sheets plastic deli wrap
  • Acrylic roller or brayer
  • small ball point burnisher
  • Burnishing tool = cabinet knob,large soup spoon
  • * Digital camera for taking “notes”
  • Something to take your work home in
  • Polyform Products will be providing all of the polymer you will need to complete your project

Tropical Petal Bracelet Workshop Pre-IPCA Retreat 2014

TropicalbraceletTropical Petal Bracelet- pre IPCA Retreat 2014 Workshop 

Embassy Suites-Dublin,Ohio
One- day workshop Wednesday August 2oth, 2014  9:00 am- 4:00pm (lunch break TBD)

Skill level: Confident beginner to advanced

Workshop Fee: $95 to register via Pay Pal please use the “Buy Now” link. To pay via check or any questions please contact me at Lindlyh@aol.com

Note: Cancellations

Prior to June 15th, 2014 = full refund
June 16th – July 15th, 2014  = 50% refund
After July 15th, 2014 = no refund


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You will learn about the art of designing and mixing a coordinated color palette using translucent polymer. Learn the parameters of proportion for tinting and strategies for increasing (and decreasing) the vibrancy of your colors. You will be able to choose between four different color palettes: Vibrant Spring, Lush Summer, Sophisticated Fall or Brilliant Jewel Winter in a range of intensities.  Samples of several options to enhance the outline of your cane with pearl and/or embossing powders will be on display to aid in your choices.Have you been longing to return to the joy of childlike play, without self-consciousness and predetermined notions of skill and perfection?  With Lindly’s guidance (and samples) you will encouraged to playfully experiment with edges, scale and shape shifting to create your own unique interlocking bead designs.

Lindly will guide you, step by step, as you make a rainbow roll cane that will feature a translucent clay blend with a semi-opaque outline.. Then you will discover how a simple cane slice can be transformed by manipulating the edges, folding, stretching or texturing and then possibly combined with other shapes to create dynamic volume to make your bracelet uniquely your own. Questions = Lindlyh@aol.com




Polyform products will be providing all the polymer you will need to complete your project.

I will be bringing a selection of rainbow blends to choose from, temporary stringing supplies and embossing powders.

If you would like to pemanently string together your bracelet during class- please bring 12” of white sewing elastic cord and a drill bit set with a bit corresponding to the thickness of your elastic and super glue gel.



Work surface

Pasta Machine (and clamp)

Pin Tool

Micro drill set (if you already have)

Cutting blade


Acrylic roller or brayer

* Digital camera for taking “notes”

Something to take your work home in

Note about digital cameras

Please be mindful of the other participants when taking photos. My expectations include: not blocking the sightlines of others during demos to take photos, turning the shutter sounds off on your device and asking permission of your fellow students when photographing their  work. Consider any step-out photos that you take as being for your personal use only = please don’t post these types of pictures on Pinterst, Flickr, Picassa  or similar public  photo sharing sites.

Please have fun with any photos of the group you take, my samples, your personal progress shots and any pieces that you make that have been insprired/informed via our workshop together.




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On to a Colorful Adventure…


….In just a couple of of hours I am off to a grand adventure = Paris, France – the city of lights,exquisite food and wonderfully talented polymer artists. Later this month I will be teaching in Madrid, Spain.

In the meantime, if you haven’t made your “summer” polymer plans- I have updated my upcoming teaching schedule. !6 exciting locations and four different workshops to choose from. Hope to see you soon!


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Colorful Pinched Petals…

Several years ago- while Maggie Maggio and I were working on our book- a well intentioned friend mentioned to me (while laughing)… once they find out they need to pinch,fold and pierce over 120 petals to make that necklace!?!

Apparently the labor intensive aspect of that project has not dissuaded dozens of artists around the world from making a pinched petal lei , and in many instances adding their own twist. I am always delighted when I run across examples on Facebook, blogs and Flickr.

The joyful looks on the faces of the women Nepal via A Colourful Journey wearing their versions of my necklace was especially poignant to me –  a shared aesthetic and a wonderful example of out “shrinking” world. Here are some other inspirational examples I found…Nora Pero, Bettina Mertz, Oak Georgia, Kralenia and Allessia Stre.