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How To Make Fimo Beads

How To Make Fimo Beads

If you like making your jewellery and want to create your own unique beads shapes and designs, you can make them at home from Fimo polymer clay. Jessica Rose of the London Jewellery School shows you how to create your own clay beads with a marbled effect.

You Will Need

  • grey conditioned polymer clay
  • purple conditioned polymer clay
  • tissue blade

Method

To begin, you need one of the sheets of conditioned polymer clay to be larger than the other. Place the smaller sheet on top of the larger one. Cut out an equal shape with the tissue blade and cut out a series of evenly sized strips. Lay the strips on top of each other and cut out a series of slices.

To make the bead, roll three of these slices into a bead shape. Squeeze a piece of wire through the centre to create the hole for threading.

To bake the beads, place them in an oven at 110 degrees for 30 minutes. Place on sheet of baking paper folded in a concertina shape to prevent the beads from sticking to each other. Leave the beads to cool for around 20 minutes to harden fully.