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Jan, Did you do that with the wax? I got some at our last state festival but have never used it. Guess I need to dig around and find it and get busy creating. I have been a big turtle fan ever since I got my Mississippi Map about five years ago.
brigidilly, if they are anything like my beaded gourds, you don't need to put anything on the top. The wax goes through the whole in the bead and the closeness of the beads hold them in place.To get one out you have to pick it out. On the other hand he may have an entirely different way of finishing them.
Those are beautiful. Ask him, if you can, if he does it free hand or does he have a pattern that he refers to when he makes them. I have made some but they are free form. I truely love his work. What size beads does he use? I would really appreciate if you could find out the answers to those questions.
Jo, If it's not too much trouble for him, would you ask him to e-mail me also, will send address. I have a boxes of the #11 beads and would love to try some of these. I can't believe he is just starting and doing work like that. Pam
I just use straight beeswax sheets and build up at least two layers then I build up several layers for each animal or figure that I want and then sculpt it back down to the form that I want. I never sculpted before I started doing these so anyone can do it. Just take your time and if it doesn't look right take it off and start again. I have done that many times until it is just what I want.
Okay Jo I will give you my email addy