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How to Make Personalized Clay Beads at Home

Author: Ashley Lee
by Ashley Lee
Posted: Nov 06, 2014

Clay beads are getting much attention or you can say they are trending in the world of crafting because the wide range of options available in the market and no wonder polymer beads can be made at home. If you want to list the all options available for clay beads then I have only one word is infinite. Just because they are available in infinite range of designs they are suitable for all age from children to adult. If you decided to make personalized clay beads, the making process will give you fun all the way with your kids too.

Do you want to know the process of making clay beads? Simply take the clay pinch off a bit then press it in your hands and try to give shape as you want and oven it; after that it will be hard durable material now you can create variety of different creations by molding it, drilling it, slicing it, panting it as you want; and you can achieve as many as creative effects of variation.

Just because the clay is too much easy to work; clay beads are getting much popular for personalized jewelry making. You can make as much variation as you can imagine; there is no actual limit for that, you can work with the same clay before it has been baked.

Every different type of clay will have different type of characteristics so you will have to fallow baking guidelines accordingly. It will be good for you and your jewelry making if you keep your eye on beads temperatures variations. Because translucent clays can burn easier you should adjust the temperature by reducing a couple of degrees.

The most important tool will be required to produce bulk beads. Is buffing wheel it uses to buff the beads and to give a glossy finish or you can use a grinding wheel to achieve same effects? You can find these tools expensive for your one time use but if you want to produce bulk beads then you will have to use them. I have a better suggestion for you if you are looking for a satin matte finished in free way. Just try to find an old piece of jeans of your brother and buff by hand. Yet this is free but might be risky for you, so you’d better try with your own jeans.

If you don’t want to use the tools suggested above then you should try varnishing this is quick and easy method. Look for compatible varnish with the clay and paint the pieces.

Now you have created beads you baked them and varnished them for a shine that will last for a long time. Know you can use these beads to create pendants, necklaces, bracelets and earrings. What you think now what to start selling for your created beads? Please don’t do it just think about art and craft communities.

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