Our next clay day will focus on how to make beautiful hollow, flat back beads with incorporated stringing channels.
PLEASE NOTE: Clay Day will be Sunday 17th September rather than the last Sunday of the month.
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Maria Beremska will be demonstrating how to make these versatile beads. The demo will be done in two parts - one in the morning when the front and the back of the beads will be made, and one in the afternoon, when the beads will be assembled.
What to bring:
A pasta machine and some clay;
Any small metal cutter - the demo will be made with Ann’s cutters CS 7 as the beads in the photo;
Grease proof baking paper;
Flat silicone pen / shaping tool;
Bead piercing pin 1.7mm or a needle / rod / tool of a similar diameter;
1.7mm drill bit;
Jewellery flat nose pliers;
Slow setting glue (15 min) suitable for polymer clay, a cotton cloth and spirit to wipe it off;
Sanding paper - 180 and 1000 (or 1500) suitable for wet sanding.
Don’t worry if you don’t have some of the above, we can share!
Please note: The demo will be with two colours of clay, as the focus will be on the bead construction. Although the beads can be done with any pre-made veneer, or a veneer can be made on the day, each of us will only be able to bake one or two beads on the day.