Hollow Bead Templates
I may not be the first to use paper shapes as bead armatures but I might be the first to make it so convenient for you!
Click on the links below to open and download the forms. Simply print the PDF on light card stock, cut, punch the holes, score, fold, and tape. The folding is pretty easy to figure out but just in case you have trouble, just match the groupings of black triangles.
Cover the folded and taped shape with a thin layer of clay and cure. And there you have it...a lightweight form to cover with your favorite veneer. No need to remove the paper from inside the bead.
Need more? Just print more sheets or trace and cut them out.
Want different sizes? Just enlarge or reduce a bit on the copier!
If you have suggestions or questions, let me know. Contact me at artybecca at gmail dot com.
(These are saved in my DropBox folder so it may ask you to approve the link...go ahead and do so. It's safe!)
LongBead.pdf (four sides with tapered ends)
Diamonds (Either three or four sides)
And thank you to Jan Frame and Cynthia Tinapple who found these other links to shapes galore from various sources:
|Carol Simmons cane pieces placed on the Long Bead form|
2" hole to hole (top to bottom)
|Long Bead form|