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Perfect clay beads every time

photo credit: jilzarah, bohemian clay bead bracelet

photo credit: Aufloria

The possibilities are endless when it comes to bead making and with Linda’s Art Spot you can make perfectly shaped round and oval beads every time.  The Amaco Round/Oval Bead Roller set will help you create a perfect bead.  Now how will you decorate your beads?  Interested in making different shapes?  Check out our other bead rollers.

Tips on how to keep your polymer clay from sticking to your pasta machine

Do you wish you had three hands?  One to feed your polymer clay into the pasta machine to keep it from sticking to the rail and two that are busy cranking the machine and catching the clay as it feeds out the bottom? Wel,l maybe this little trick will help you a bit.  I just wish I remembe where I learned it!  It’s especially helpful on my Makins Clay machine because of the extra wide body and large skinner blends I like to make.

how to care for your pasta machine08012013012Apply a strip of 2″ painters tape or masking tape to the back rail cover.           Keeping it on the cover and as  close to the roller as possible.

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Smooth it on and over the bend of the rail cover to the back.

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Trim to fit.

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View from the back.

This will help when you let go of the clay with your feeding hand and let the polymer clay slide easily over the rail and into the pasta machine without sticking and stretching out your clay. Now you can use that hand to catch.

Voila,!  It’s almost as good as having a third hand!

 

You can find this and other helpful tutorials at Linda’s Art Spot  Or check out my full line of wonderful polymer clay and craft supplies.

that was easy

that was easy

Happy Claying,

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