Have you ever struggled with trying to create Raku beads or jewelry? There
are many challenges
associated with the constructing, glazing, firing, and finishing of beads.
be overwhelming, but there is a solution.
With over 250 pages of valuable
Raku bead making tips, tricks, and techniques, all of your
constructions and design questions will be answered in the comprehensive
Raku Beads CD eBook.
“I’ve made Raku Jewelry for several years and
thought I knew it all. Boy,
was I shocked. After
reading Sue’s book I discovered dozens of tips, techniques, and
methods of creating Raku beads and jewelry that I never would
have thought of. The
hundreds of color photos are not only instructional but inspiring as well.
There is a new idea to try on
almost every page. This book is a gold mine!”
- Gary Ferguson – www.JustRaku.com
Wouldn't it be great if you were
given step by step instructions to create wonderful pieces of Raku
Jewelry? Well, Raku Beads
Ever been stuck for a what to create next? Need to jump start your
creative juices. Then Raku Beads
will help you out:
Just go to
almost any of the 250 pages and see wonderful new examples to feed your
Never run out of new bead ideas by
following any of the 40+ different bead forming techniques
See hundreds of examples of finished
work to spark your creativity and to design you own pieces.
"I have received the Raku Beads CD and I
absolute love it! I have
been studying it from front to back and back to front! Thanks so
- Lori B.
Not only do you learn all the basics of
making Raku beads, but you will uncover a ton of special tips and tricks
in Raku Beads, such as:
Discover how to fire dozens of beads
at one time using any of three special firing devices that you
can easily build yourself
Learn how kitchen plastic wrap can
be your "best friend" in building Raku beads.
Discover what your local Starbucks
has that can be invaluable in bead construction
Learn what to do when you don't have
your own kiln.
The 5 Myths of Raku firing in an
electric kiln that you need to know
One Secret for modifying a bead
wire that will keep you from potentially ruining dozens of beads.
This simple piercing technique will prevent
ragged holes in your beads
What is the secret to constructing and
firing large beads
" I have used the Wilcox
structure for Raku beads and it works very well. I made a small
and a large
one and used rebar wire to string the beads and cut it off for
additional firing. The structure made it through several Raku
looks pretty awful now but still works. I can't imagine doing
without it as it is so hard to get the beads out of the kiln any
and still keep them hot."
- MH from firstname.lastname@example.org,
Learn how to "cheat"
your bisque firing.
Use this time saving technique for quickly
creating dozens of metal rings that are used in your jewelry
Use this "kinky" trick
for racking your beads for firing
Think there are only round and
square beads? Think again. Some of the many bead styles you
will learn to create are:
Tea Bowl Bead
|Appliqué (4 methods)
Assembled (4 methods)
Carved (4 methods)
Cut-out (4 methods)
Embellished (2 methods)
|Extruded (3 methods)
Hand-formed (8 methods)
Molded (3 methods)
Roll-ups (3 methods)
Textured (4 methods)
Remember, your piece is not finished until the wire
work is completed. Raku Beads
shows you the next step of turning beads into necklaces, earrings,
broaches, etc. This often includes using wire and there are many
different wire bending techniques explained. These include:
|Simple spiral clasp
Dense spiral clasp
In addition to all the information detailed
above, there is even more...
In depth summaries of four popular Raku bead artists. They
describe how they got started, what inspires them and how you can build
their "signature" pieces.
11 Glaze recipes are included with sample pictures of
how they appear on actual beads.
Want to try a new firing technique?
Learn how to pit-fire clay beads for a unique look.
Even if you don’t do Raku?
Don’t worry most of the construction and finishing techniques
can be applied to polymer clay jewelry as well.
"... to be honest, they are not my creation, they actually are a rip
off from an idea of Sue Ki
from her book "Raku beads" (my personal bible for
- GC from email@example.com,