Drying Form - Copper - Bracelet
Fit the form over your wrist to adjust for size. Remove from your wrist. Wrap a strip of freezer paper, shiny side out, around the form and tape it to make a removable sleeve. Form the bracelet around the sleeve, then use cling wrap to hold the wet clay in place. Simply wrap a thin strip of plastic around the bracelet to hold the ends closed. Dry the article in the refrigerator or freezer overnight, then remove the plastic wrap, slide the sleeve off the form and peel the freezer wrap from the bracelet. The clay that contacted the freezer paper will still be damp. Allow the bracelet to dry overnight in the freezer or refrigerator. The form can be placed directly on a wooden or steel mandrel to form. The mandrel, with the sleeve fitted, can then be removed from the mandrel separately for drying. Rub a release such as Claymate, Slik or Badger Balm on the dome so the clay can slide as it dries, then lay the clay on the form and smooth down the sides if necessary to conform to the shape.
Our Copper Drying Forms are so much smarter than rubber! Rubber can't take the heat, but these cool copper forms can go from the freezer to the hot plate. This bracelet form is one size fits all.
The form is fitted to the wrist, covered with freezer paper and then the clay is laid over the form. See detailed instructions for use below. Our Skinny Celophane roll is perfect for covering the clay for support while drying. Scroll below to see Skinny Celphane in the suggested accessories.