How to Make Polymer Clay Beads: 15 Steps (with Pictures)

01 Nov.,2022


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To make polymer clay beads, start by rolling chunks of clay that are all the same size between your palms to make the clay more pliable. Then, shape the pieces into spheres, cylinders, or any other shape you want. Once the beads are formed, stick them in the refrigerator for 10-15 minutes to firm them up before using a toothpick to make a hole through the center of each bead. Next, put the beads on a tray, and bake them according to the directions on the clay packaging. When they’re done, sand them to remove any fingerprints or blemishes. For tips on how to make or use a spiral cane to create more decorative beads, scroll down!

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