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Make some pretty Sugar Skull Beads

These would be great for making jewellery as gifts for Day Of The Dead or Halloween.

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  • How to make a clay bead. Sugar Skull Beads - Step 1
    Step 1

    Start with a lump of fimo, you may want to measure all your lumps out before you begin, so that the beads will all be the same size.

    The fimo I used was a light cream colour, with a slight sparkle, which helped to give the skulls a realistic bone look.

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

    Roll the fimo in to an oval-shaped ball in the palm of your hand.

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

    Now press down, using your fingers, on either side of the oval.

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

    This will push indents where the eyes should be and create a ridge for the nose.

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

    Continue this until you have the number of skulls you want.

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

    Take a skewer of some sort and gentle slide it through the skull. I roll the skewer as I push it through the fimo as it helps keep the shape.

    Think about what you'll be using the beads for before you make the hole. If you're making bracelets, you'll want the hole through the middle, but if you're making earrings, you'll want it through the top.

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

    Using the black fimo, roll two small dots, flatten them and place them in to the indents for the eyes.

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

    Make a mouth and the nose out of fimo too. It's cute if you give all of your skulls different expressions.

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

    Use the coloured fimo to add various decorations and designs to the skulls. Bake until hard and then use to make jewellery.

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wool
wool
can you eat them?
Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1369 projects
No, they're just made from clay so they'd taste icky!
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Chuckee
Chuckee · Las Vegas, Nevada, US · 14 projects
I'm not sure what fimo is, but I'm sure that I can use clay. Or putty... except that stinks... But it holds better.
But these are pretty cute and I want millions!
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SilverFilmRoses
SilverFilmRoses · Charlotte, North Carolina, US · 8 projects
these were fun and they look really neat. thanks!
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Tammy M.
Tammy M. · Chicago, Illinois, US · 5 projects
These are awesome!
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Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1369 projects
Yeah, it's a very similar technique actually!
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Michelle Y.
Michelle Y. · Calgary, Alberta, CA
ooo is this the technique you used to make those knitting needles? these are awaome!!!
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Carli
Carli · Wales, Wales, GB · 2 projects
ooh, i made some of these for earrings. added some pearls and other beads too. Thanks for this or i wouldn't have made them Happy
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Shivi
Shivi · Perth, Western Australia, AU · 14 projects
I might make some of these but just black and white 1's
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Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1369 projects
Wrestling mask beads sound awesome too, you'll need to take a photo and show me!
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Roma
Roma · 19 projects
i'm going to make some of these, except more like wrestling masks. I do love wrestling mask beads. I'm such a nutcase.
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