Friday, November 9, 2012

Patti's August class on lost wax beads.

Better late than never: here are some pictures and very light instructions from Patti's August class on lost wax beads.

Start with a pea sized baked bead. Dip in wax using tweezers and/or homemade dip stick. Round hot wax in palms of hands. Repeat several times until thick coat of wax. Clean tweezers frequently. Cool on ice pack.Add a layer of polymer clay using #2 thickness. Make smooth and do cut-outs. Bake in nest of polyester in cupcake paper in foil tart pan for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and immediately place on icepack and discard cupcake paper.Repeat if desired. 

Based on Desiree's method

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