Bettina suggested rolling beads between two pieces of rough sandpaper in your palms but I wasn't happy with my sandpaper. I will try that when I have some coarser, clean sandpaper.
The suggestion I am currently using is from Ayelet (you may remember I reviewed her Ayelet Beads tutorial sometime back). I have prepared a mini tutorial for you (although I am sure you could all work it out without the pictures, I had the camera handy). Enjoy!
|You will need a ball of clay, a fine grater (this is a nutmeg grater) and a piercing tool (I have a needle tool)|
|Roll the ball around on the grater|
|Check it for bald spots, reapply to the grater starting in this spot|
|Pierce the ball and reroll on the grater to rough up any smooth spots you made whilst piercing (I texture before piercing so it is textured all over or you wouldn't have texture right up to the holes)|
|I was going to get another flat grater as it would be easier to roll the beads on it but then realised the curve allows you to touch up the top and bottom of the bead whilst on the needle tool.|
|The finished (nutmeg grater) textured bead.|