- 1 small package of Fimo Clay (will make 8 medium-sized beads)
exacto knife with a sharp blade
- 1. Break off a small piece of the clay and knead until it’s pliable. The size depends on the bead size you’d like to make, but plan for a little bit bigger than the final bead you'd like, as you'll be shaving off some of the clay.
2. Roll the clay into a ball (I flattened mine slightly).
- 3. Carefully twist the wooden skewer into the clay from one side until you can see it poking through. Remove the skewer and poke into the hole from the opposite side. This will make your holes cleaner and help prevent rough edges.
- 4. If the holes do have rough edges, just use your finger to smooth them out.
- 5. Repeat steps as necessary for any additional beads.
6. Place a sheet of parchment on a cookie sheet and carefully set your beads on the parchment.
7. Following the directions on the package, bake your beads.
8. Allow your beads to cool.
9. Once cooled, use your exacto knife to carve into the clay, shaving away small sections at a time. You may want to use a self-healing mat underneath your work area. With the black clay, the knife will create striations going in the same direction as your blade. Change the direction of your cuts in order to change the striations. I didn't experience this with any of the other clay colors.
- 10. Thread your beads onto a necklace or piece of string. I used a sterling silver ball chain, but you can use whatever you’d like.
11. Rock that necklace, baby!