Miscellaneous Tools

At times you will need to poke holes into the clay or through beads. I use a double-ended needle tool (1) to make small holes and a knitting needle (2) for large holes. The paddle end of the needle tool (3) can be used to scrape excess clay grout from mini mosaics. Another tool used for making holes in beads are small drill bits (4). These come in handy to enlarge holes in cured beads when the pins or cord don't quite fit inside.

I use four basic types of alues throughout the book, which have various uses, All-purpose E6000 or Goop glue from Eclectic (5), quick- ^^^ dry cyanoacrylate gel glue (6), two-part epoxy glue (7) and G-S Hypo ^smmmmmm Cement (8).

A clear ruler (9) and a flexible sewing tape measure (10) are also used throughout the book. Flat paintbrushes (11) are handy for applying wet mediums to the clay, although for fine powders I f;

like to use a large, very soft round brush (1 2). Various grits of wet dry sandpaper (13) are used to sand the clay's surface.

RELEASE AGENTS ^

There are two basic types of release -

agents, wet or dry. Either of these will prevent the clay from sticking to other objects such as molds or rubber stamps. Plain water, sprayed from a extra fine mist spray bottle, can be used as a good all-around

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