I got the clay ready and it was nice and soft to begin with, so I extruded some strips of clay that look like the old Spritz cookies, cut it up into about one inch pieces and rolled those pieces around a paintbrush and fiddled with the ends a bit and tada--
some pretty cool looking beads!
They are dry this morning and did not crack at the edges, they look pretty good, so in a few days I will wet sand, glaze and fire them. I am excited about these and will try the cookie extruder/gun again...maybe today!
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