Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Creating the Perfect Swirl Lentil Bead

Tooling around on the web as I often do, I find there are still a lot of questions on why people aren't getting the hang of the Swirl Lentil.  There are some important ingredients that are often overlooked in creating successful swirls:

1.  The polymer clay can't be too firm or too soft.

2.  You may be using too much pressure on the "swirler."

3.  Make sure the work surface and the swirler surfaces are clean.

4.  Are you using glass, plastic or a ceramic tile for either surface? If the clay slips or sticks as you rotate your arm, you may want to try a different surfaces. 

Swirl Lentils can be tricky little buggers, so it may take some experimentation to get everything just right...sort of like Goldilocks and the Three Bears :o)

I have a class on that will take you even further in your pursuit of the perfect Swirl Lentil.

Click below to see a free preview of
"Swirl Lentils - Getting Personal"

Hope that helped and good luck!