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Beads & Beyond Silver Core Tutorial - Aug 2010
I'm very pleased that my tutorial has been published in Beads & Beyond (Aug 2010). The aim was to show you how to add hot glass directly onto a fine silver core, giving you the finished look without the need for expensive equipment!
I'll gladly post up here any further information required and answer any questions!
This wasn't 100% clear, but the PMC cores can be bought from Palmers Metals under Precious Metal Clay
This wasn't covered in the magazine, but this is how I clean them. Soak in warm water for a few minutes to soften the bead release, and I use a soft cloth (old T-Shirt) and wipe the inside of the core and outer flange. I let this dry and then I dip in a silver cleaning solution (bought at most jewellers), dry and polish with a silver cloth!
I don't have a tumbler - someone may be able to advise if it could be tumbled?