10 Add the silver leaf

Do not rotate or remove the beads from the pins. Apply a thin layer of leaf adhesive to the entire surface of the beads, place them back on the ra and allow the glue to dry. It will remain sticky when dry. Carefully secure pieces of leaf over t beads, tapping it down with a soft brush. Make sure the side edges are covered with leaf also, the pins with beads on a baking tile.

11 Color tint the beads

Apply a small size puddle of Yellow-, Lime- and Sapphire-tinted liquid clay onto one side of each bead with a stylus tool. Blend the colors random so that each bead looks different. Heat the bead surface with a handheld heat tool, held 6" (15c from the bead, until the shine turns to a matte finish. This sets the liquid clay. Turn the beads over. Add the same liquid clay colors to the backsides, blend the colors and heat-set. Place the pins bac< on the bead baking rack and bake as directed the liquid clay bottle. When finished baking, immediately drop the pins with beads into ice wa to enhance translucency.

12 Glaze the beads and assemble the necklace

Place the beads back on the Bead Baking Rack. Apply a coat of floor finish and allow the beads to dry. Remove the beads from the wires. If they stick, grasp the wire with nylon-coated pliers and twist the bead until it loosens. Thread beads onto eye pins with a silver bead at each end. Form a loop in the straight end of pins (refer to page 31). Open the eye pin loops, insert into the last chain link and close loop with pliers. Using jump rings, attach the seahorse pendant and the clasp to the necklace chain to complete your project.

9 Bake the beads

Place the pins on a bead baking rack (or suspend them across lumps of scrap clay) and bake as directed for this thickness. Remove rack from ov place on a potholder and allow the beads and tray to cool completely.

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