Bead Kids

Clever and fun usage of ceramic beads.  Create a family, add seasonal touches, use as ornaments.



Products Used

Bisque
  • MB-B03 - Large Round
  • MB-B04 - Small Barrel
  • MB-B05 - Medium Barrel
  • MB-B06 - Large Barrel
  • MB-B08 - Small Tubular Wide
  • MB-B09 - Small Tubular Narrow
  • MB-B100 - Leather Cord
Color
  • SC-5 - Tiger Tail
  • SC-6 - Sunkissed
  • SC-14 - Java Bean
  • SC-15 - Tuxedo
  • SC-20 - Cashew Later
  • SC-48 - Camel Back
  • SC-58 - 501 Blues
  • SC-75 - Orange-A-Peel
  • SP-206 - Speckled Sunkissed
Decorating Accessories
  • BT-910 - Synthetic Sponges
  • CB-110 - #10/0 Liner
  • CB-404 - #4 Pointed Round
  • CB-406 - #6 Pointed Round
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Additional Materials
  • 16 Gauge Wire
  • Needle Nose Pliers
  • Pipe Cleaners or Bamboo Skewer
  • Glaze Saw
  • Bead Rack Stilt
Project Info

Instructions

  1. Begin with properly fired shelf cone 04 bisque. Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.

BOY

  1. Using a pencil, sketch a neckline on 1 of the MB-B06 Large Barrel Beads for the boys shirt.
  2. Using a CB-406 #6 Pointed Round, apply 3 coats of SC-20 Cashew Later to (1) MB-B03 Large Round, (1) MB-B08 Small Tubular Wide, (3) MB-B09 Small Tubular Narrow and (6) MB-B05 Medium Barrel for all the flesh and hair areas.
  3. Using a CB-404 #4 Pointed Round, apply 3 coats of SP-206 Speckled Sunkissed to (4) MB- B05 Medium Barrel and (2) MB-B06 Large Barrel for the shirt. (Refer to photo.)
  4. Using a CB-404 #4 Pointed Round, apply 3 coats of SC-58 501 Blues to (6) MB-B05 Medium Barrel and the bottom half of one of the MB-B06 Large Barrel for the pants.
  5. Using a CB-404 #4 Pointed Round, apply 3 coats of SC-15 Tuxedo to (2) MB-B04 Small Barrel for the shoes.
  6. Using a CB-110 #10/0 Liner, apply SC-75 Orange-A-Peel to the trim of the shirt and stitching on the pants.
  7. Using a CB-404 #4 Pointed Round, apply 2 coats of SC-5 Tiger Tail to one of the MB-B09 Small Tubular Narrow and one of the MB-B03 Large Round for the hair. Allow to dry. Load the brush with SC-5 Tiger Tail and side load with SC-14 Java Bean and streak in the hair.
  8. Using a CB-110 #10/0 Liner, apply the eyes, nose, mouth, belt, pockets, and any other details with SC-15 Tuxedo.

GIRL

  1. Using a pencil, sketch a neckline on 1 of the MB-B06 Large Barrel Beads, for the girls dress.
  2. Using a CB-406 #6 Pointed Round, apply 3 coats of SC-20 Cashew Later to (1) MB-B03 Large Round, (1) MB-B08 Small Tubular Wide, (5) MB-B09 Small Tubular Narrow and (6) MB-B05 Medium Barrel for all the flesh & hair areas.
  3. Using a CB-406 #6 Pointed Round, apply 3 coats of SC-75 Orange-A-Peel to the body of the dress, sleeves and socks.
  4. Using a CB-406 #6 Pointed Round, apply 3 coats of SC-6 Sunkissed to (22) MB-B09 Small Tubular Narrow for the skirt.
  5. Using a CB-110 #10/0 Liner, apply 3 coats of SC-6 Sunkissed to the socks, dress sleeves, collar of the dress and buttons.
  6. Using a CB-404 #4 Pointed Round, apply 3 coats of SC-15 Tuxedo to (2) MB-B04 Small Barrel for the shoes.
  7. Using a CB-404 #4 Pointed Round, apply 2 coats of SC-24 Dandelion to 3 of the MB-B09 Small Tubular Narrow and 1 of the MB-B03 Large Round for the hair. Allow to dry. Load the brush with SC-24 Dandelion and side load with SC-48 Brown Cow and streak in the hair.
  8. Using a CB-110 #10/0 Liner, apply the eyes, nose, mouth with SC-15 Tuxedo.
  9. Using a Glaze Saw, clean all the holes in the beads to remove any color and to make sue they fit the Bead Rack Stilt.
  10. Do Not Clear Glaze.
  11. Fire to shelf cone 06.
  12. Use 16 gauge wire to string the beads, making loops on the end of the wire with the Needle Nose Pliers.
  13. Use the MB-B100 Leather Cord to hang the Bead Kids.

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