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Announcing Dianna Effner's new Online Courses: 

Hi doll maker's! If you've tried the Hearty Clay for making small dolls you know what great stuff it is. If you haven't had a chance to work with Hearty Clay these classes would be a great introduction. I know you're gonna love the stuff. I'm really hooked on it myself. I keep finding more ways to use it. The latest development is shoes for the small dolls out of Hearty Clay. Please take a look at what I've been doing. I have a feeling that this is just the beginning. Here's something new to do either in your own doll studio or with your doll group or club. If you teach doll making here's a new challenge for your students. Anyhow you are going to want to learn this so your dolls can have great shoes. I am offering a series of classes...a crash course in shoemaking.

Within 3-5 days of purchase you will receive a materials list,
welcome letter and instructions to download the password protected PDF lessons.

Vanessa Western Hat: Instructions and patterns for making the Western Hat.
Project Fee: $15 

This is a downloaded password protected document, click here to download. Password will be e-mailed upon Paypal purchase.

Vanessa Western Boots: Instructions and patterns for making the Western Boots.
Project Fee: $15 

This is a downloaded password protected document, click here to download. Password will be e-mailed upon Paypal purchase.

Vanessa Painting: Instructions and techniques in full color by Dianna Effner for painting Vanessa.
Project Fee: $15 

This is a downloaded password protected document, click here to download. Password will be e-mailed upon Paypal purchase.


Shoemaking 101: Lessons including a basic introduction to the revolutionary new process, tips and pointer on working with Hearty Clay and other air dry clays that are handy for shoemaking. We will provide patterns and complete instructions for making 3 different styles. You will get extra patterns and variations for you to make for various doll feet. There will even be one design by a famous designer that any doll would be thrilled to wear. Course Fee: $40 

This class is a prerequisite for taking the Shoemaking 201 Course.    


Shoemaking 201: Will build upon SM101 with more challenging designs. You'll make 2 versions of basic tie shoe, one classic sport shoe and one designer shoe. You will learn how to use Hearty Clay and other air dry clays in combination with leather and cloth for an ever widening scope of possibilities for unique custom made shoe designs. We will include the pattern for the western boot and other bonus patterns. Course Fee: $40 

This class is a prerequisite for taking the Shoemaking 301 Course.    


Shoemaking 301: This one offers the most challenging designs including an adorable, very detailed hiking boot with 2 variations. Other designs are still in the works at the present moment. Also you will also learn how to design and make your own pattern to fit any small doll of your choice. It's easier than you think. Don't miss this one. Course Fee: $40 

Several other tutorials are in the works for later this fall. Watch for announcements for more Hearty Clay projects including dolls and other gifts and decorative craft items. There will be a class on dying and painting Little Lou's and Linzee's arty T shirts. Schedule to be posted soon.

I look forward to working with you, soon.



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