CRAFTCAST Embellished Metal Clay Mandala Beads with Lema Bashir

Embellished Metal Clay Mandala Beads

Instructor Bio: 
90 minutes

Join metal clay artist Lema Bashir and learn how you can make these metal clay lentil mandala beads! Learn the ins and outs of working with bronze metal clay and then watch close-up Lema's method of creating patterns based on the ancient art of traditional body adornment referred to as henna.

Lema covers all the basics from tools to mixing the perfect clay for “cone drawing” to design and construction. Also covered tips on how-to give your design a crisp look.

You'll also learn how to fire and finish adding fresh water pearls.

**BONUS VIDEO INCLUDED WITH CLASS** Lema shows how-to adorn your piece with gemstone inlay plus how she creates her own unique texture plate designs.

Don’t miss the chance to learn about bronze clay, lentil bead construction and drawing intricate patterns with metal clay!

A PDF handout of resources and links is included.

No experience necessary.

Covered In This Class: 
  • lentil bead construction
  • transferring design
  • drawing with clay
  • correct clay consistencies
  • firing
  • finishing
  • attaching pearls under 3mm
Materials Used In This Class: 
  • Bronze clay (Aussie brand)
  • Kim's ClayStay
  • Food coloring
  • Sugar
  • basic metal clay tools
  • a doming form
  • circle cutter
  • a pencil
  • a hand drill with a 3mm bit
  • a small paintbrush
  • base metal clay firing supplies
  • florist's cellophane
  • scotch tape
  • a straight pin
  • a small binder clip
  • a small, airtight container
  • acrylic practice board
  • optional: 3mm and 1.8mm freshwater pearls and two-part epoxy
  • optional: powder-crushed gemstone for inlay

Included in your purchase is the FULL recording of the entire LIVE class to watch over and over again, plus a PDF with notes and online resources.

Please note: PDF is not a stand-alone instructional booklet.