“Hi Cindy, My sister and I are trying to work on beads!!! We are trying to put “memorial” flower bits into Premo translucent clay as I thought you suggested but I don’t think they look like yours. The clay turned out gray and it’s hard to see the flowers and when I cut the clay (heart shaped) the flower bits stick out. And when poking back in or taking out and trying to reshape, the bead looks VERY amateur. Any solution to that? Or do I need to stick with a “ball” shape? We practiced with Kato white clay (my sister just had that on hand before we went shopping) and it seems like a much harder clay than Premo after baked (harder to work with too but the results are better). And actually a couple of our Premo beads broke after baked when we tried to clean out the hole. Also, I don’t remember the videos saying “how long to bake” the beads. I remember 265 degrees but can’t find the length of time to bake.”
In This Video:
- How the size of the flower petal bits you add to your polymer clay, can effect the style of beads you are able to make.
- Why rose petal clay mixtures can sometimes look gray and how to change that.
- Options for bringing brightness and color into your memorial bead designs.
- How to prevent breakage issues by properly baking your flower petal beads.
- The proper baking times and temperatures for baking polymer clay flower petal memorial beads.
- Reference to: Video-003-2 Flower Petal Inclusion Bead Tutorial
- Reference to: Video-034-1 Rose Petal Beads Tutorial
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