Add beautiful silver accents to your art
Use silver leaf in glass or accents to the bead of your choice. Cut small strips and place on the Graphite Paddle. Then roll a hot bead over it to pick up the silver leaf. Layer clear or light colors over leaf for remarkable effects! A-3 3/8" square sheet makes approximately 50 beads. Silver leaf sheets are extremely delicate and are meant for embellishments. For best results work off of a flat surface such as graphite paddle or sheet glass. Can also be used in fusing, resin casting and polymer clay projects. Sold in books of 25 sheets.
Delphi Tip: Silver leaf sheets can also be incorporated into fused glass projects. When using as a fusible accent, use three layers.
Step-by-Step: Adding Metal Accents to Beads
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1. Roll hot bead in leaf or apply leaf to bead with tweezers.
2. Use tweezers to burnish entire surface of leaf onto bead.
3. Return bead to the cooler part of the flame to fuse the leaf.
From "The Complete Book of Glass Beadmaking" #6546.
Polymer bead with metallic accents by Julia Converse Sober. From "The Art of Jewelry: Polymer Clay" book #6982. Silver leaf beads by Dawn Lombard. From Delphi's Online Artist Gallery.