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How to Create Lava Beads
Lesley has a unique process to create unique lava beads that can be used as stand alone pendants or incorporated into a more intricate design. Make sure you are using actual lava rocks or beads and unwaxed if possible, as the wax smells when fired. Here are Lesley's steps to success...
Pre-fire the lava beads to 650c. Hold for 15 minutes. Allow to cool in the kiln.
Use a coat of overlay paste. Allow to dry, then add a few thin coats of art clay paste. Allow to dry.
Fire once again in the kiln 650c for 30 minutes. Again, allow to cool in the kiln.
Brush with a brass brush.
Last updated on Thu, December 10, 2009 by Metal Clay Guru