In my tutorial, "Interchangeable Jewelry in a Snap!", I share my special method for baking the clay snaps so they hold their shape or don't roll around. Baking pieces with a snap that are curved is a different scenario. I generally bake these items on a cardboard tube cut in half and then wrapped in parchment paper to prevent the clay from sticking. So how to balance them on the cardboard tube with a snap on the back? I found a simple solution: Punch a hole in the cardboard form for the snap to fit in!
Monday, June 19, 2017
CaBezel Designs in a Snap - A Learning Curve
I've been experimenting with a new concept using the CaBezel Molds with a snap. I wanted to see how they would come out if baked on a form to give them a curved shape. I quite like the end results as it seemed to give them a little more depth. It is not that the flat designs aren't good -- I just thought it would add more interest to some of the designs.
I am quite pleased with my little discovery and now I can bake any curved bead in a snap!