Heidi Helyard - Polymer Clay Pendants

Heidi Helyard - Polymer Clay Pendants

One Day Workshop

Learn to work with polymer clay, to create unique pieces of wearable art. Heidi will share her knowledge and skills as a graphic artist incorporating fibre into clay. This is her original design, and incorporates advanced polymer clay and fibre techniques.



Mix your own colours, learn to design the work, and stitch it with embroidery and other threads to create a pendant. You will acquire the skills and equipment to continue making at home.

The techniques learnt on the day will allow you to take your new skills, develop and apply them to other jewellery-making projects such as earrings and other pieces for your mixed media projects. You will be equipped with the knowledge; tools and supplies (all covered by the Materials Fee), to create your own designs and continue making more pieces at home.



Heidi Helyard is a prominent polymer clay artist who enjoys mixing bright colours and mediums including fibre in her polymer pieces.

As a creative artist, Heidi has worked with embroidery, weaving and other fibre art for many years.In 2017 she started incorporating polymer clay into her fibre art pieces. This evolved into incorporating fibre into polymer clay! Small wall hangings morphed into wearable pendants. Then came earrings and other jewellery-related items.

Heidi’s works are one-off, small-scaled pieces of wearable art. – the polar-opposite of mass-produced fashion jewellery flooding the market. It is important to her that her pieces are instantly recognisable as a Heidi Helyard piece.

Heidi will have  copies of her book, Creative Polymer Clay, available to purchase on the day.


Event Details

Date Sun 6th Nov 2022 9:30 am
End Date Sun 6th Nov 2022 4:30 pm
Price ATASDA Members $100 Non-members $125 Materials Fee $50
Location Epping Creative Centre

Workshop Information

Payment information
Materials fee
On the day
Special needs
Cancellation Policy 


  • Pay a deposit to secure your place in a workshop as they fill quickly
  • The deposit of $31 for a one day workshop and $62 for a two day workshop is non-refundable
  • Remainder of payment is due 4 weeks before the workshop
  • Non-members pay a higher price for workshops so join now to get the members’ rate
  • Non-members are not included in ballots if the demand is greater than available places
  • For Textile Tasters, full payment is required when you register.

Materials Fee

Material fee to be paid directly to the tutor at the workshop.

On the day

  • Bring your own lunch and mug, morning and afternoon tea is provided
  • Please arrive early so you are unpacked and ready to start at 9.30am
  • Tutors finish teaching at 4pm, so everyone can help with the cleanup. Participants leave at 4.30pm each day.


We may take photographs during the workshop for use in ATASDA promotional material. If you do not want to be photographed please advise the workshop helper at sign-in.

Before taking photographs for your own records, check with the workshop helper first, as some tutors do not allow photography.


It is your responsibility to provide any personal protective and/or safety equipment required for the workshop, e.g. safety glasses, facemask, gloves. See workshop requirements list for additional items.

Special needs

Please email NSW Workshops before you book if you have special needs e.g. wheelchair access.

Cancellation Policy

  • If a workshop is cancelled by ATASDA your workshop fee will be refunded
  • Can't attend? You may be able to gift your enrolment, please contact NSW Workshops
  • If you cancel up to 4 weeks prior to the workshop your payments, minus the deposit, will be refunded
  • If you have to cancel within four weeks of the workshop due to extenuating circumstances, a partial refund may be given, please contact NSW Workshops

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