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lovely, colourful and cheap
polymer clay is a little bit expensive. if you want to make beads of it you need a lot clay. I've found a way to make beads and save a lot of clay!

Posted by rabbitje from Nederland, Colorado, United States • Published See rabbitje's 41 projects »
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  • How to make a clay bead. Cheap Way To Make Beautiful Polymer Clay Beads - Step 1
    Step 1

    take a piece of aliuminiumfoil

  • How to make a clay bead. Cheap Way To Make Beautiful Polymer Clay Beads - Step 2
    Step 2

    roll it into a ball

  • How to make a clay bead. Cheap Way To Make Beautiful Polymer Clay Beads - Step 3
    Step 3

    take a little bit polymer clay and cover the aluminiumfoil ball with it

  • How to make a clay bead. Cheap Way To Make Beautiful Polymer Clay Beads - Step 4
    Step 4

    roll the ball till it's smooth coverd with polymer clay

  • How to make a clay bead. Cheap Way To Make Beautiful Polymer Clay Beads - Step 5
    Step 5

    take a toothpick and sting the ball on it

  • How to make a clay bead. Cheap Way To Make Beautiful Polymer Clay Beads - Step 6
    Step 6

    you can decorate the ball with any thing you want if you like

  • How to make a clay bead. Cheap Way To Make Beautiful Polymer Clay Beads - Step 7
    Step 7

    you're done now you have beautiful beads and you have saved a lot of polymer clay

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Denise H.
Denise H. · Lake Charles, Louisiana, US
IS THIS AIRDRY CLAY?
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Syeyon K.
Syeyon K. · Kathmandu, Central Region, NP · 67 projects
Hey...umm when I sting the ball with the toothpick the ball ruined...did you really use a toothpick or a drill???
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deanna
deanna
very clever! how did you get the shiny specs on the purple and green ones?
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rabbitje
rabbitje · Nederland, Colorado, US · 41 projects
helenita05 h.December 18, 2010
Can you make the tiny ball without the foil inside? And did you bake them? Thnx.

huh, sorry I'dont understand

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rabbitje
rabbitje · Nederland, Colorado, US · 41 projects
Pammerzabout 17 hours ago
Have you ever had any problems with the beads later? Like do they last just as long? I would love to use this idea with the jewelry I make!

no, I still have the beads and they are still looking beautiful

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Pam
Pam · Pocatello, Idaho, US · 332 projects
Have you ever had any problems with the beads later? Like do they last just as long? I would love to use this idea with the jewelry I make!
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helenita05 h.
helenita05 h. · Beaumont, Texas, US · 1 project
Can you make the tiny ball without the foil inside? And did you bake them? Thnx.
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joanna
joanna · Thessaloniki, Makedonia Thraki, GR · 35 projects
i can save a lot of polymer clay! thank you!
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Ashleigh Davidson
Ashleigh Davidson · Arkadelphia, Arkansas, US · 12 projects
How do you make flowers on the bead?
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SyntheticStars
SyntheticStars · Eastleigh, England, GB · 31 projects
Genius!
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