Vid #24: Instructions For Proper Use of the Tri Bead Roller by AMACO:
When I get a new polymer clay tool I usually just want to start using it without paying too much attention to the instructions. But sometimes that’s not the best idea.
For example when I first started using my AMACO brand tri-bead roller, I didn’t realize how important it was to use properly measured amounts of clay. This caused all sorts of problems for me, mostly to do with poorly formed bead shapes that were never consistent in size.
So the biggest tip I can give you with any kind of bead rolling tool, is to listen to the manufacturers advice when it comes to pre-measuring your clay pieces. You’ll be glad you did.
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The full version of the “Tri Bead Roller” preview video shown above, is included in my Polymer Clay Bead Making Fundamentals Course [SEE Video #20 of 39]. Among other things, I demonstrate:
- How to use the special polymer clay measuring tool properly.
- How to avoid getting holes and cracking at the tips of your rolled beads.
- A special trick for adding cool spiral color patterns to your Bi-cone, Oval and Round bead shapes.