When I hear about whirlwinds, it reminds me always to that Jeanne Moreau song, "le tourbillon de la vie". It is a melody you can sing all day long (and indeed I hope that when you'll click on the link above, you'll be singing a whole week ;-p)

By chance, the first verse speaks about the subject we are interested in: the jewellery.

"Elle avait des bagues à chaque doigt,

Des tas de bracelets autour des poignets,

Et puis elle chantait avec une voix

Qui, sitôt, m'enjôla."

Myriam, very kind of her, has got a tutorial to share with us, to create some almost-mesmerizing beads: this way, she will not be alone anymore in her whirlwind.

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Are you ready? Take you clay-guns!

First of all, roll some sheets of clay in different colours at the thickest setting of the pasta machine (nr. 1 in my case). Generally,I make spiral beads with 5 contrasting colours.

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Then, prepare your clay gun with the 7 hole extruder.

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Cut some round pieces with a round shape cutter the same size of the extruder.

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Pile up, random or as you prefere, 14 to 16 round pieces.

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With your hans, smooth and extend a little this stack of round pieces, in order to introduce into the clay gun.

Pay attention: the first colour will be the prevailing one of the spiral bead.

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You will obtain 7 threads. Here we have 14 threads: the firft 7 with the orange colour and the other 7 with a prevailing brown.

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On a sheet of clay from a setting 1, wind the threads you have obtained and press it in order to avoid air bubbles.

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Press delicately with a roller, taking care not to deform the spiral shape.

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Pass the sheet with the spiral through the pasta machine, settin nr. 1. The spiral will result slightly deformed.

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Pass again the sheet with the spiral through the pasta machine, settin nr. 2, by previously turning it in order to deform it in another direction: so it will regain the original shape.

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Here the spirals are ready to be cooked on a escargot-dish!

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Thank you very much indeed for sharing  this with us, Myriam. ;-)!

"On s'est connu, on s'est reconnu,

On s'est perdus de vue, on s'est r'perdus d'vue ..."

ps: to assemble the whirlwind beads you have this trick

Translated by Maria: chiocciolazzurra@yahoo.it

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