Clay and Glass Bead Bracelet
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Clay and Glass Bead Bracelet

Clay can be used to create beautiful beads. Add some glass beads with the clay beads to make a unique charm bracelet. Designed by Janet Wilhelm for Walnut Hollow
Craft Time: 60+ minutes
 
 
 
 
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Material List

  • Walnut Hollow® Clay Extruder Set
  • CraftSmart® Polymer Clay in Your Choice of 3 Colors
  • Charm Bracelet
  • Pin Heads
  • Jump Rings
  • Small Glass Beads to Match
  • Craft Knife
  • Large Needle or Dimple Tool
  • Needle Nose Pliers, 2
 

Project Instructions

Step: 1

Condition clay by kneading for 2 minutes until soft, as stated on packaging.


Step: 2

Different shapes of beads can be made using the Clay Extruder Set. After clay has been conditioned to a soft consistency, remove bottom cap, insert desired disc, insert clay into tube and replace bottom cap. Turn handle in a clockwise motion to extrude clay. Cut with craft knife or straight cutting blade. Insert needle through bead. Place beads on tray for baking. Bake in a preheated conventional or toaster oven at 275 degrees for 15 minutes per ¼-inch thickness. When finished, remove from oven and let cool before handling.


Step: 3

Insert pin head through bead hole. Add glass beads if desired. Use needle nose pliers to form loop on open end. Cut excess with pliers or wire cutter.


Step: 4

Use 2 needle nose pliers to twist open jump ring. Attach bead to jump ring and attach to bracelet.


Step: 5

Use pliers to close jump ring. Continue until all beads are attached.


Tips

Always follow manufacturer’s directions for baking polymer clay.