Here are a few things to try to resolve this:
- Place the beads into the clay so the clay comes out of the hole of the seed bead--this will anchor the bead to the clay and give you a greater chance at having the bead becoming part of your design.
- Use a good quality paintbrush to apply a layer of Kato Polyclay clear medium liquid or a layer of Signature Series Poly Bonder™ onto the surface of the clay, put the bead into place, and then bake per the manufacturer's directions. The clear medium liquid or adhesive should act like a glue as well as leave a nice finish on your design.
- If you bake the bead in place and remove it after baking, the bead can be glued back into place after the piece has cooled. The glue will leave a shiny spot on the clay so use care if you decide to go with this technique.
- Tammy Honaman, Author, Jewelry-Making Designer and Educator
- Kato Polyclay
- Tools to work with Kato Polyclay
- Signature Series Poly Bonder
- Books with polymer projects and techniques