Cynthia Gougian - Grooved Bubble Beads

Cynthia Gougian - Grooved Bubble Beads

The Grooved Bubble Bead tutorial includes instructions to create two types of grooved bubble beads. These beads are very easy to wire wrap, and this a great project for beginner wire wrappers. The tutorial also includes directions to complete two beautiful veneers, and complete instructions to construct a wire wrapped necklace.

Cynthia Gougian - Cynthia might look like a mild mannered medical coder, but her alter ego is a wild, gypsy artisan.  The day job just keeps her in art supplies. Friends and family strongly suspect she was one of Santa’s elves in a previous lifetime, possibly the one responsible for the “misfit toys”.   She is hard wired to create, and will do just that in any medium she can get her hands on. But, polymer clay remains her favorite medium.  She loves color, sparkly things, interesting lines, whimsy, laughing out loud (mostly at herself), children, dogs, and “As seen on TV” products.    She is a baker of tasty cakes and cookies, and all around nifty little chief cook and bottle washer.


  • Pasta Machine
  • Clay Blade
  • Acrylic Roller
  • Clay Rib (also known as a clay scraper)
  • Furniture Glide
  • Deli Paper
  • Oven Thermometer
  • Clay Yo Texture Sheets
  • Disposable aluminum pan and aluminum foil
  • Sculpey Hollow Bead Maker
  • 220 grit sand paper
  • Zap a Gap Medium CA Glue
  • Cutters 1 ¾ inch circle cutter, 1 ½ inch circle cutter, 1 inch circle cutter
  • Kemper Miniature Circle Cutters
  • Small amount of black clay
  • 2 ounces of scrap clay for the bead cores
  • 2 ounces of Sculpey® Premo! Burnt Umbero
  • 2 ounces of Sculpey® Premo! Accents Pearl Peacock
  • 4 ounces of Sculpey® Premo! Accents Pearl White
  • 4 ounces of Sculpey® Premo! Accents Translucent
  • Kato Clear Liquid Clay
  • Poly Paste
  • Bake and Bond, or liquid clay
  • Brushes
  • A Stiff Brush (Stencil brushes work well)
  • Large Soft Artist’s Brush (to apply metal leafing flakes)


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