"Shiny Candy Wrapper" Mini Tutorial

The "shiny candy wrapper" beads are made by creating a round base bead from Effetre Pastel White (204). The base bead measures 8mm round. It is important to make sure the surface of the base bead is smooth and symmetric. 

Let the bead cool outside of the flame for a few seconds to insure the surface is stable.  Starting from one end of a 11mm x 40mm rectangle of fine silver foil, roll the bead down the center of the foil strip. The foil should adhere to the bead without any issue. 

Using a graphite marver, gently smooth any raised edges of foil onto the bead. The bead should be fully encased in a layer of fine silver. 

Spiral encase the round by using a 3mm stringer of your color choice.  The above bead was encased with Effetre Transparent Green (022).   

Spiral Encasing Tip:  Keep the base bead well below the flame to avoid burning off the fine silver foil.  Starting on the left hand side of the bead, create an overlapping spiral encasing.  The molten stringer should be applied with steady ease and constant speed while moving toward the right hand side of the base bead.  Try to avoid starting and stopping for smooth, overlapping coverage.  The radiant heat from the molten stringer will transfer to the base bead and insure the core remains warm while out of the flame.

Once fully encased, heat the transparent encasing evenly until the surface is smooth and rounded. A CG Beadroller comes in handy during this last step.

Let me know if you have any questions!

All the best,

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for creating this wonderful tutorial. You are so kind and generous; awesome too! I really appreciate you taking your time to write this tutorial and answering my questions. I am definitely going to give them a try; they will also look great using different transparent colors! I am really going to have to practice my encasing too. I will absolutely be contacting you through Etsy!

Thanks again!