Fulgorine

is creating polymer clay art, beads and jewellery.

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Seed bead
reward item
$1
per month
Seed beads are small on their own, but when enough of them are added with care they become more than the sum of their parts.


  • As an official patron, you'll have access to my patron-only feed with project updates and occasional discounts for my online shop. 
  • Behind-the-scenes content
  • General Support
Accent bead
reward item
$5
per month
Accent beads play a supporting role and can be pretty special too. If the focal beads weren't quite so shiny, they'd be the star of the show.

  • In gratitude for your contribution, you will have the opportunity to vote on what you would like to see me work on next.
  • You'll also get the occasional discounts and the glimpses behind the scenes from the previous reward.
  • Behind-the-scenes content
  • General Support
  • Exclusive voting power
Focal bead
reward item
$20
per month
The focal beads in a design really make things pop.

  • In reward for your shininess, I'll send you a £5 voucher to use in my online store, but only once.  
  • I'll also give you a 10% discount from my online shop valid for as long as you remain a patron.
  • Plus the feed and polls mentioned above.
  • Behind-the-scenes content
  • General Support
  • Exclusive voting power
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About

I am Cate van Alphen and I have been making polymer clay beads and jewellery since 2009. Obsessively. I sell my work which pays for my habit, only I feel that if I were sponsored, I could make, explore, experiment and share my obsession better.




I'd love to make more tutorials, and while I'd like to earn a living from polymer clay, I'd like the tutorials to be absolutely free. This is because much of what I have learned has come from free information, so I want to give back to the pool of shared knowledge. I need more time for this. Patronage would free me to do it.

Currently I am a full-time mother of two small children. Being an artist too, is tricky, believe me! With your patronage, I would be able to hire someone to help with the vital things like cleaning my house so I have more time to clay. And that gives someone else a job too.


Polymer clay is a young medium, only 50 years old. It's still maturing. Sometimes it's dismissed as something that kids play with, but so is paint! To an artist, Polymer clay is serious stuff. Polymer clay has a lot of undiscovered potential to make beautiful things. I'd like to make art that can only be created by using polymer clay.

If you are interested in my progress so far, have a blog where I explain how and why I make certain pieces. It also includes tabs for the free tutorials I have made, and details of my various shops.

Making brings me joy, I hope that by showing what I make, and how I do it, a little bit of that happiness can be passed on to others. With your help, I will be able to share my joy.

Thank you for spending your time reading this.
Goals
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I'd like to incorporate more gemstones and unique beads in my work. Meeting this goal would allow me to buy more art beads from other artisans and share your generosity.
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