How to Carve Tagua Nuts

Instructions by Michelle Wood, Jewelry-Making Expert, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and BeadsĀ®

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Secure tagua nut bead in C-clamp. With non-dominant hand, hold clamp in place on flat work surface.
Using firm pressure, carve relief patterns in the dyed surface of the nut bead with microcarving tools.

Note: Use caution as micro-carving tools are extremely sharp. Always carve with tool moving away from your hands and body.

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