Friday, January 1, 2010

Mala Beads

Material used : Polymer Clay ( Sculpey, Premol, Granitex )
Tools : Waxed paper (work surface) , rubber stamp, bamboo skewer (put the holes), oven

The clay must be conditioned by kneading it in your hands until it soft and flexible.

Can you see that is some black stain on the beads which I had over-burn it :p
(*suggested 130 degree celcius for 10-15 mins - depends on the size of the beads)

The colour of brownish-square piece was formed during over-baking.
And the left piece , that's the bad example... totally burnt. But touching up with silver acrylic paint.

Part of the beads will be send to Kathryn Antyr. As I joined her in Friendship Mala Bead Swap. Each participant will send in 30 beads and receive 27 beads from around the world to make a friendship mala (prayer bracelet).

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