Unique Metal Clay Hollow Beads with Hadar Jacobson at CraftCast.com

Unique Metal Clay Hollow Beads

Instructor Bio: 
75 minutes

Join master metal clay artist, Hadar Jacobson, and learn how to create her unique Metal Clay Hollow Beads using her line of metal clays.

Hadar demonstrates step-by-step how she creates these organic shaped hollow beads starting with unique objects as molds.

Ms. Jacobson explains the possible choices of clays and different finished looks and colors.

Watch and learn how-to construct a bead from 2 different clays., Pearl Grey Steel and Brilliant Bronze.

Then see some real metal clay magic as Hadar shows her techniques for creating a wood grain pattern to use on your focal bead.

Hadar helps you take the guess work out of firing techniques and times.

Then get the know-how for finishing and stringing your beads for a unique necklace of your own.

PLUS Hadar demonstrates how to add a hot bluing patina you’ll love!

Bonus Videos include:
How to use a split/slotted mandrel sanding tool
Making custom extruder disks

Included in the handout: a jpeg of the earring template Hadar uses during class!

No experience necessary.

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

Covered In This Class: 
  • 3 ways of making a hollow form
  •     - using a rock
        - using a flat template
        - hollowing out a solid form

  • Creating a wood grain pattern
  • Finishing
  • Hot bluing
Materials Used In This Class: 
  • Hadar’s Clays (Brilliant Bronze and Pearl Grey Steel)
  • Micro engraver
  • Tissue blade
  • Clay Shaper
  • Sponge sanding pad 150 grit
  • Dehydrator
  • Warming pan
  • Diamond burs
  • Brushes
  • Rocks to use as molds
  • Kinetic Sand or paper clay
  • Clay Extruder
  • Carbon
  • Rotary Tool
  • Split mandrel
  • Sandpaper
  • Baldwin’s Patina
  • Propane Torch
  • Steel Wire
  • Renaissance Wax
  • Kiln

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