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Project Video - Create Large Cylinder Bead Caps by Valerie Bealle

Valerie Bealle, Metal Clay Artist and Instructor from Long Island, New York visited the Cool Tools studio to demonstrate how to create cylinder bead caps and end caps using PMC Flex. Watch the video below as Valerie uses the natural shrinkage rate of metal clay to her advantage as she properly sizes bead caps to fit a string of beads perfectly.

Valerie finishes this project by gold plating the fired silver bead caps to add detail. She uses a battery operated plating pen by wizard: Click here to view this product.

If you are interested in the items used for this project and would like to see detailed instruction on using the bezel template, please click this link: Products Used and scroll to the lower section of the page.