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People beads. How to make a pattern cane from Fimo clay and make egg-shaped beads that are painted with facial features and clothing details.
BEAD & BUTTON #6 Dec 1994 pg. 13

Tip on baking polymer clay beads on bamboo skewers.
BEAD & BUTTON #10 Aug 1995 pg. 4

A bead with a past. How to make Venetian Chevrons from polymer clay.
BEAD & BUTTON #10 Aug 1995 pg. 28

Fiery Windows. Carved polymer clay beads in fiery patterns are an adaptation of the basic chevron technique.
BEAD & BUTTON #11 Oct 1995 pg. 26

Fresh from the Garden State, a spring crop of polymer beads shaped like vegetables. Step-by-step photos show how to make asparagus and scallion shapes.
BEAD & BUTTON #14 Jun 1996 pg. 7

Tip describes how to buff polymer clay beads to a high shine by wet sanding them.
BEAD & BUTTON #21 Oct 1997 pg. 8

How to make a decorative polymer clay spacer.
BEAD & BUTTON #25 Jun 1998 pg. 10

How to sculpt a family of faces from polymer clay to use as buttons and button covers, or as beads.
BEAD & BUTTON #25 Jun 1998 pg. 50

Tip shows an easy way to produce Huichol-style art using polymer clay as the base into which the beaded pattern is impressed.
BEAD & BUTTON #26 Aug 1998 pg. 8

Tip suggests adding a few drops of alcohol to bead releases to promote better mixing.
BEAD & BUTTON #26 Aug 1998 pg. 8

Great impressions. How to use Sculpey Flex to cast vintage buttons and beads. Includes instructions for making and using molds.
BEAD & BUTTON #26 Aug 1998 pg. 48

Precious opals. How to combine polymer clay and confetti to make faux opal beads.
BEAD & BUTTON #27 Oct 1998 pg. 38

Transforming bull's-eye canes for a cone necklace. Instructions for manipulating black-wrapped bull's-eye polymer clay cane to produce cone-shaped beads with abstract motifs.
BEAD & BUTTON #28 Dec 1998 pg. 66

Ocean fantasy beads. An underwater scene created by translucent layering of polymer clay.
BEAD & BUTTON #29 Feb 1999 pg. 34

Tropical dream beads built from polymer clay. A background that simulates a mountainous island has palms, ferns and other plant motifs as accents.
BEAD & BUTTON #30 Apr 1999 pg. 38

Tip on how to prevent the clay around a polymer clay bead's hole from chipping away by reinforcing with a smaller bead.
BEAD & BUTTON #31 Jun 1999 pg. 10

Tip suggests using textured plastic sheets (used in model train layouts) to create textures for polymer clay.
BEAD & BUTTON #31 Jun 1999 pg. 10

Altering polymer clay with inclusions. General advice and recipes for mixing sand and bits of chopped crayons and forming the included clay into pendants.
BEAD & BUTTON #31 Jun 1999 pg. 38

Venice revisited. How to use polymer clay to imitate the glass beads of old.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Oct 1993 (v.47#7) pg. 75

Ceramic beads. A beginning bead-making project.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Jul 1994 (v.48#4) pg. 83

Egyptian paste beads. Earthenware beads for beginners. Part 1. Making the screen.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Sep 1994 (v.48#6) pg. 83

Egyptian paste beads. Earthenware beads for beginners. Part 2. Making the beads
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Oct 1994 (v.48#7) pg. 143

Egyptian paste beads. Earthenware beads for beginners. Part 3. Making the bead rack and firing the beads.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Nov 1994 (v.48#8) pg. 110

Bezels, buttons and beads made from polymer clay. Tips for beginners.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Jan 1995 (v.48#10) pg. 105

Raku on a small scale. A beginner-to-intermediate bead firing project using the raku method.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Oct 1995 (v.49#7) pg. 148

Tumble polishing of polymer clay beads. A beginner project.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Apr 1996 (v.50#1) pg. 89

Porcelain beads. A beginner-to-intermediate bead making and firing project.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL May 1996 (v.50#2) pg. 164

Porcelain millefiori beads. An intermediate bead making project.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Dec 1996 (v.50#9) pg. 78

Making a bead with Precious Metal Clay (tiny particles of silver or gold suspended in a binder). A beginner forming project.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Jan 1997 (v.50#10) pg. 83

Polymer clay puff beads. A beginner-to-intermediate clay project.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Jan 1997 (v.50#10) pg. 99

Layered clay beads that are reminiscent of mokume gane, a Japanese style of metalworking in which different types of metal are layered together to create a wood-grain effect. An intermediate polymer clay project.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Sep 1997 (v.51#6) pg. 75

Checkerboard beads to make from colored porcelain. Intermediate bead-making project.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Mar 1998 (v.51#12) pg. 69

Reversible Precious Metal Clay (PMC) bead. Intermediate project. Part 1. How to shape PMC into a bead and carve a pattern.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Jul 1999 (v.53#4) pg. 79

Reversible Precious Metal Clay (PMC) bead. Part 2. Firing and finishing.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Aug 1999 (v.53#5) pg. 67

Bead tree or bead frame that is large enough to hold all the beads needed for a single necklace in the same raku kiln firing so that they all achieve the same color.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Sep 1999 (v.53#6) pg. 79

Buttons and beads. How to make them from polymer clay. Clay basics, the creation of rods, canes and multicolor slices.
THREADS #39 Feb-Mar 1992 pg. 58
Added Info THREADS #40 Apr-May 1992 pg. 4
Added Info THREADS #41 Jun-Jul 1992 pg. 6