Floral Pendant with Sonya Girodon

Tutorial Description

In this video-tutorial, Sonya teaches you the secret of her decorative techniques. She shows you how to evolve a seemingly simple pattern such as a 5-lobed flower in a small work of art by helping you discover how clay, pastels and colour interact to produce unique and distinctive results.

Drawing free hand can feel very liberating. With a little practice under Sonya's careful guidance, you will quickly establish a direct connection with the clay and develop an instinct for what works. Be amazed at your results!

Tutorial Plan

Track 1: Introduction
Get introduced to the course and learn some tips to maximise your enjoyment of this tutorial

Track 2: Decorate a sheet of clay
Learn to use pastels and ink to decorate a sheet of clay and evolve a simple motif into an accomplished design

Track 3: Make the Frontplate
Turn your decorated sheet into a Frontplate

Track 4: Make the Backplate
Use your newly acquired skills to make a decorated backdrop for your pendant

Track 5: Assemble the plates
Assemble the two plates with design in mind

Track 6: Make a Bail
Learn to make a low-profile bail to ensure your pendant sits gracefully on your body

Track 7: Inspiration
Peruse Sonya's collection of pieces and get inspiration for your own designs


In addition to your basic polymer clay equipment, you will need:

  • alcohol inks
  • dry pastels
  • FIMO semi-gloss varnish
  • fine, permanent black-marker
  • textured fabrics readily available in any fabric store or in your cupboards
  • a half-sphere mould


Sonya Girodon is a highly committed designer-maker famous for her spontaneous sense of design, abundant imagination and playful arrangements.In her day job, she puts her linguistic skills to work at an international research insitute in Grenoble.

To have Sonya on Voila! is a privilege given her busy schedule. This course provides a rare opportunity to get inside her creative processes and should not be missed.

When you purchase a tutorial, you will be admitted to a Facebook Group where you can receive guidance from Sonya on techniques and materials so that you will be able to make the most out of the tutorial.

Participate, learn from others and share your knowledge!



Before making a purchase:

  • Make sure your browser is properly equipped to play the videos by clicking on the Floral Pendant Video introduction on this page. If you encounter problems, contact us first before making any purchase.
  • The videos instructions are spoken in English. No written instructions are provided.
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   € 43.00 (approx. USD $ 47.86)

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What you get for the price:

exclam over 45 minutes of step-by-step filming
exclamview the videos anywhere in your own time
exclamonline support and guidance from Sonya

Please note:

The videos are spoken in English

This project requires some experience with polymer clay.