Metal Clay Roll Up Beads

Metal Clay Roll Up Beads

Instructor Bio: 
38 minutes

Cindy Pope shows how to texture and cut fabulous “roll up beads” that can accompany lots of focal pieces or make a whole strand and wear alone.
This is an update of a classis childhood craft project of creating rollup paper beads, only now you can have finished beads in sterling silver.
Enjoy this free video and start making your own unique metal clay roll up beads you’ll love to wear.

Covered In This Class: 
  • Creating textured "roll-up" beads
Materials Used In This Class: 
  • Curio Cutting Machine
  • Amy Chomas Engraving Tool
  • Silhouette Blade
  • EZ 960 
Metal Clay
  • Clay Tools
  • Kiln, and or access to Kiln rental
  • Tiny brushes
  • Stiff larger brush
  • Sheri Haab’s Pastemaker (optional)
  • Protecto- film (by Pacon)
  • Tissue Blade
  • Scalpel
  • Straws
  • Clay shaper

Included with the video download, a PDF filled with photos, notes and all the resources you need to get started.

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Could be fun!

Love this tutorial and thank you. My question: you say that once EZ960 has been "heat dried" it is very flexible. I see in the video that the shape for the bead is "heat dried" before rolling into a bead. Can you please explain what you mean by heat dried? Do I place it on a cup warmer to heat dry it? and then, I understand that oonce the metal is heat dried, I must flex it a bit, and then begin to this correct? Can you just explain the heat dried part a bit so I know what you mean, and how hot heat dry is. Thank you so much. I am now going to purchase another of your tutorials.

Hi Helga, I think Cindy will give you more info on this, but basically, there are a few ways to heat dry. It doesn't take much heat. You can leave your piece on a candle warmer or other low heat devices to dry. You just want to make sure it is thoroughly dried to the touch.