If you love the look of beaded beads you probably already know they do take some time to make and are pricey if you buy them individually.
I truly love unique beads so this is my way of creating them quickly and inexpensively.
I have written many posts on this blog showing you how simple it is to embed objects into resin clay. These are just a few of the possible items you could use.
What makes my project so quick and cheap is that I added resin clay to wood bobbins that I painted beforehand in silver and gold. Bobbin shapes are great because they create a channel to enclose the clay neatly.
I rolled my fibers into the clay and then added crystals.
My final step was to roll the bead in a container of tiny glass beads.
The finished beads air cure in 24 hours but I let them continue to set for a full 48 hours before stringing them.
I hope this technique gives you some great ideas!
This post written, designed and photographed by Carmi Cimicata. Please do not repost any part of it without permission.