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Bump beads are easy to create and make great jewellery.

Posted by Cat Morley from London, United Kingdom • Published See Cat Morley's 1114 projects »
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  • How to make a clay bead. Bump Beads - Step 1
    Step 1

    Start with a lump of coloured fimo.

  • How to make a clay bead. Bump Beads - Step 2
    Step 2

    Roll the fimo in to a neat ball.

  • How to make a clay bead. Bump Beads - Step 3
    Step 3

    Place a skewer down through the middle of the ball slowly and carefully, making sure not to misshape the ball. If you twist the skewer while pushing it through, it will help to keep the shape.

  • How to make a clay bead. Bump Beads - Step 4
    Step 4

    Make a number of beads using different colours of fimo.

  • How to make a clay bead. Bump Beads - Step 5
    Step 5

    Slip a bead on to a skewer.

  • How to make a clay bead. Bump Beads - Step 6
    Step 6

    Place small dots of an alternative colour of fimo over the bead. Use the skewer to turn the bead as you go.

  • How to make a clay bead. Bump Beads - Step 7
    Step 7

    Cover the whole bead in dots and then carefully slip off the skewer.

  • How to make a clay bead. Bump Beads - Step 8
    Step 8

    Bake the fimo beads in an oven until hard, leave to cool for half an hour.

  • How to make a clay bead. Bump Beads - Step 9
    Step 9

    Cover the beads in glaze and leave to dry.

  • How to make a clay bead. Bump Beads - Step 10
    Step 10

    You can use the beads to make pretty jewellery.

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Amina A.
Amina A.
so pretty! gotta try it soon!
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CraftyPunk C.
CraftyPunk C. · La Cañada Flintridge, California, US · 2 projects
cool beads!
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Burnie McSideburns
Burnie McSideburns · 8 projects
these are perfect! im stumped to what to make for an upcoming marketplace im working at
thanks so much!
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J S.
J S.
What glaze do you use for these beads after they are cooled from being baked?
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agata
agata · Milton Keynes, England, GB · 7 projects
verrrry nice!Happy i saw this project in one of my books about fimoHappy i gonna try it as wellHappy Happy

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Sarah Marie Sparkesy
Sarah Marie Sparkesy
Wow, these look amazing! Been making Fimo beads all day, and I'm about to try these! Beautiful!
I've been wondering, what can I use to varnish Fimo? I've heard various rumors about using nail varnish that it causes some sort of reaction in time, but I have a hard time finding Fimo itself, so finding the varnish in London will be impossible! Any tips or ideas of where to find them in London? x
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charbie
charbie · Hong Kong, HK
heyyy.
i live in hong kong and they sell these beads at this place that sells a lot of materials for crafting. i found the ones that i bought and made it into a bracelet too and they look almost like the ones you made.
it's really awesome, good job! Happy
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SuperCool and Really Trendy
SuperCool and Really Trendy · Bradford, England, GB · 60 projects
Continued from the 1 above (sorry pressed the wrong key!We all do it!)
And spell right...2
And while I am at it line-dance better....and finish learning to dive in2 the deep end off the local swimming pool!
The list is never ending....
Lol
Cath
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SuperCool and Really Trendy
SuperCool and Really Trendy · Bradford, England, GB · 60 projects
I love making fimo and paper beads...I love these and I am off 2 do some when I have done all the boring jobs a mum has to do!
Love being a mum...
Hate all the boring stuff!I like 2 find a new way to use household impolments
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jane marie
jane marie · 4 projects
i've always wanted to make these
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