February 2013 Meeting: Magic Beads

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In February we will be making Magic Beads – not to be confused with Jack’s beans that we could climb. These are light-weight hollow beads that can be made in almost unlimited shapes and designs. For those who want to go further, we will also venture into pendants.

magic beads

Supplies:

1-2 oz. (your color choice) of 2 strong clays (not Scupley)

3 or 4 index cards (any size) or card stock

2 or 3 paper towels

Favorite alcohol ink color(s)* with the items you need to use it, such as plastic gloves, applicator (i.e., Q-tips, sponge wedge, felt applicator-?)

2 or 3 candy papers*

*If you don’t have these, I have them and am happy to share.

Tools:

Pasta machine

Thin blade

X-acto knife or craft knife

Needle tool or crochet needle

Scissors (5 or 6 inch or less scissors will be easier to use than longer ones)

Favorite clay tools

Optional:

Veil or crackle cane, if you have any from our meeting

½ -1 oz. of translucent clay

Kato liquid clay

Canes

Glitter/pearl powders/fibers/beads

This meeting will be held at the City Arts Center at the State Fair Park (3000 General Pershing Blvd, Oklahoma City), on February 9, 2013 from 1:30pm to 4:30pm.