Who doesn’t like to start the week with a free tutorial? You showed such interest in the mid-July PCD post that featured chunky heishi beads by Marina Rios that she responded with a 1-minute video on Instagram.
Watch carefully! She bakes the round tubes before she cuts the facets. She paints them and then splatters the surfaces with alcohol inks. A second batch she covers with several colors of stained glass paints.
She cuts the tubes into disks when they’re baked and off the rods. Thanks for the tricks, Marina!
If cutting cooled clay into disks becomes difficult, you can pop them back into the oven to warm again. They cut like butter when warm.