Thursday, September 2, 2010
Extruder Beads- Spiral metallic Tubes
make- up applicator(I use my finger)
Use the square disk that comes with the extruder set. It is also the same disk that we used with the checkerboard cane.
2. Roll a coil that is just slightly smaller than the barrel of the extruder.
Load up the barrel.
Go slowly and consistently.
Look at this amazing adapter the hole is in the tube YAY!!!
This makes it so easy.
Cut the square bead tube in half.
5. Lay one half of the square tube on your paper plate. Add a tiny bit of Pearl-ex to the plate and rub your finger tip in it to spread out the clumps and cover the end of your finger tip.
Rub on to one side of the outside of the square tube. Rub a little at a time until the one side is covered and then do the other half. Do not put on too heavy of coat of pearl-ex and make sure you gently rub in to the clay when you apply it. By rubbing the powder into the clay you lodge the little particles of powder into the clay, it makes it less likely to rub off.
7. Do the next side of the tube and the next color of powder.
If you let the cool completely, heat the oven again and warm up the bead for bit and then cut them when warm. This is also perfect for making the beads ahead of time, storing beads in the long tubes and then cutting them in the sizes you need them for the project you are working on at the time when you work on the project.