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I have been desperate to make a lemon bead. I tried several different approaches, and still cant get it right. Any body got some tips? My sides arent fat enough and i can't get the shape right. I tried vertically holding the mandrel an horizontally. Help please.........must fill order.... soooonn.....
I don't think I'll be needing a lemon tutorial.. I have successfully made lemons....It was easier than I thought, I was just in a rush, and I guess I started getting nervous when my first few attempts didnt work out. But thanks to a pep talk in the chat I did it. I think I may have even created my own little trick to do it. So thanks to everyone who helped me the other night.
Congrats on figuring it out!
Now that you have lemons... are ya gonna make some lemonade? :)
Lets see them!! When life gives you lemons... WEAR EM"!!
I wanna see the lemons and you tell US how you made them.
I actually sold them already, they were a custom order for a lemonade vendor at this festival I was selling at. I did copy a pic of the beads, but I can't scan anything at the moment. So here is my secret in writing. I made a yellow bead that was thin on the top and really plump on the bottom. Kinda like let it droop a little, and smashed the plump side on my graphite paddle and it made the center full and I just put dots on the flat surface where I mashed and then I pulled it into a little point like a lemon and melted it in slightly (Temp control is key here) and added a little bit to the top to make it pointy. Then I did a little bit of work on the surface kind of let it cool a little and made indentations with the rake like a pocked surface of a real lemon. I also used two slightly different colors of yellow to give it a more realistic look. Hope this is a good explanation. I had to search hard to find a picture of a lemon bead. I almost thought I wasn't gonna be able to do it. ai though about going to the store to but a lemon. I impressed myself...lol
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