Hi! I’m Yasmin Ali, polymer clay artist/specialist and founder of Beadeze.
I started my business seven years ago as a jewellery maker and after a couple of years discovered the versatility of polymer clay. Creating bespoke jewellery that was unique and lightweight for clients was my focus. As I continued my journey, I started teaching workshops to small groups.
I realised that working with polymer clay helped reduce my stress and expanded by creativity and knew that this could be another way for clients to explore their own imagination.
Creative clay sessions are now delivered online in a ‘live’ setting. It’s great fun for everyone involved, as students have the opportunity to ask me questions as I demonstrate. It’s as if we’re all together in the same room!
Students also relax, focus and are able to rest their mind…even if it’s for just one hour. It makes such a difference to them.
Plus at the end of each session, students complete a unique project and are really quite proud of their creations.
My love for crafts started as a child when I was taught how to sew and knit. Crafting became my hobby while working full time; it was a great way to relax. I made cards, tried quilling and created various cross stitch pictures. When my children were young, we often enjoyed 'making things' out of different craft supplies. It was a special time to get out all the art materials from the cupboard and just start creating.
When I discovered jewellery making, I felt that it combined all of the crafts I learned over the years plus reminded me of the happy times spent 'crafting' with the kids. My journey started with beading and when I realised I could make my own beads from polymer clay, I was hooked. I've been working with this medium for four years and continue to be inspired by the possibilities that can be created.
I love learning new techniques so these can be shared with students.
You can start your creative journey right now... find out more here!