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Here are some videos of the demo I did at Craftworkshop making mobius Christmas ornaments.
The first video has some information about using metallic clay, and I made a jelly roll cane.
Next I made a surface sheet with an Easy Peasy Extruder Cane thanks to Ron Lehocky (see this article about him – he’s made over 24,000 hearts to sell for charity!).
Finally I make the ornament and… it all goes wrong!
I used a different brand of clay for the second try ornament and I had some issues when I baked it 😦 I’ll try to do another post about that with images, but in the meantime I suggest you do the following:
- Put a drop of liquid clay on the tips before you pinch them to make sure they stick together
- Don’t rest your ornament on a tile to bake – suspend it from a bead pin or try to support in some way (perhaps with balls of foil).
* Edit: see my follow up post about the problems I had *
Lovely! I enjoyed your videos. When you start shaping your Mobius ornament, how about forming both points at once? It seems like that mght help avoid cracking?
Good idea, I will try that. Thanks.
Monique U. (A Half-Baked Notion) said:
Thanks for posting these videos, Cate. I’ve previously done Moebius beads but only quite small (jewellery sized). They make wonderful ornaments!
Lovely “meeting” you on Youtube as well 🙂
Big mobius beads would probably be stunning for jewellery too 🙂
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