Since several people have inquired about extruded string beads lately, it must be time to feature them again.
And Annerose Doering had just emailed me the address for Dominique Franceschi’s tutorial (from 2006) for the technique.
Annerose prefers a smooth finish on hers. She says, “Before I smooth the clay around the scrap base bead, I let the beads rest for a few hours so that they are not too soft. This helps to get clearer lines. I let them rest again before I pierce them.”
The basic material for these colorful, chaotic beads is dry, old clay and most of us have that readily available.