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MOEBIUS BEAD

by Kellie Prather Robinson
Materials Needed:
  • Square Cane of a stong clay like Premo
  • Tissue Blade
  • Needle Tool
(Click Pictures for a Larger View)
Step 1

Step 1: Cut an even slice off your cane with your tissue blade.
Step 2

Step 2: With the fingers of your left hand, start to bend the diagonally opposite corners of the cane slice together, while with the fingers of your right hand bend the remaining two corners together in the opposite direction.
Step 3

Step 3: In this photo you can see how the opposite corners are folded in opposite directions.
Step 4

Step 4: Continue to bend the corners together until they touch.
Step 5: You can now pierce this bead with your needle tool. Step 5
Another Method
Step 1

Step 1: Another option is to form the bead on the needle tool from the beginning. Take your square cane slice, and pierce it through the center with the needle tool.
Step 2

Step 2: You'll need both hands to form the bead, so stand your needle tool up in a ball of raw clay.
Step 3

Step 3: With the fingers of your left hand, begin to bend the diagonally opposite corners up. At the same time, the fingers of your right hand will be bending the remaining corners down.
Step 4

Step 4: Continue to bend the edges together until they touch. The corners should come together right where the needle tool is, to make the hole in the bead.
Step 5: Bake the bead right on the needle tool. Baking on a layer of polyfill will keep your bead perfectly shaped!

"Thanks to Mike Buesseler for the
inspiration and for his beautiful Moebius beads." - Kellie

©2002-Kellie Prather Robinson

Thank you, Kellie! You can Email Kellie at kellie@polymerclaycentral.com or visit her Website at http://www.kelliesklay.homestead.com/

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