Friday 10 May 2024

Witchy Craft: Making a Polymer Clay Charm Bead

I made the bead in the centre of my charm bracelet from polymer clay. Here's how to create one like it:

  • Roll a tiny bit of polymer clay into a ball.
  • Flatten the ball slightly
  • Decorate the front either by pressing a bead or gem into it, or carving something on it
  • Pinch a small bit at the top then push a nail or cocktail stick through that to make a small hole
  • Dry the bead, following the instructions on the clay, then thread it onto a bracelet or necklace
  • Tie slip knots to fasten it, as I described on my blog yesterday:

The great thing about polymer clay is that it comes in a variety of colours, so if you are intending to make an amulet, talisman or charm using colour correspondences you can pick something appropriate without having to paint it. I'll be mentioning this technique in my Charms, Amulets and Talismans class at Treadwell's tomorrow. 

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