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Embellished metal clay lentil beads with Julia Rai is an online class. Julia recorded this class for Craftcast.

Click here to buy the recorded class. This opens a new window to the Craftcast website

Join Alison Lee and master metal clay artist Julia Rai, and learn how to make the ever-popular and versatile Lentil Bead from metal clay.

This is a great class for beginner metal clay artists. It’s also great for those who have struggled with making the perfect lentil shape.

Lentil Beads

Lentil beads are timeless and make beautiful earrings or focal beads for pendants. Often people struggle to get the two sides even and neatly connected due to a variety of factors.

In this beginner-level metal clay class, Julia shows you a simple way to ensure your lentil bead will join perfectly. She also demonstrates how to create effortless lentil beads with a connection between the two parts that do not require the precision normally needed for a successful end product.

Class Structure

The class starts with showing the issues involved with making a lentil in the traditional way. It then goes into making a lentil with a simpler method. The first project is a lentil with a sharp edge. It is double-sided, and has a bail that has a different profile on each side. Julia goes through different ways of embellishing the bead surface giving you infinite possibilities.

The class includes making your own ear wires for a pair of lentil bead earrings. It also covers easy ways to hang them using commercial findings. Julia also shows you how to make an open, flower-shaped hollow pendant with a simple bail, opening up many more possibilities for making interesting hollow forms in your jewelry. These projects are suitable for kiln or torch firing so really accessible for complete metal clay beginners.

Using simple tools most people have around the house, you will make elegant jewelry that will have your friends green with envy!

BONUS Julia shows you how to create a double-sided lentil bead pendant with an alternative joining technique and set on both sides with a flush set fire-in-place stone.

Included in your purchase is a PDF with online resources plus a class video to watch as many times as you like.

No experience necessary.

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