Hey everyone! It’s bead making day for my new flower molds and here’s another how-to for you… enjoy!!
Choose your favorite mold (I hope you tried making some new molds!) or texture sheet. Roll and cut equal size pieces of polymer. This way, even though these beads are hand shaped, they’ll all be roughly the same size.
Next, roll the polymer into balls and press firmly into the mold, pushing the polymer over the textured surface.
shape each cast piece into a bowl shape, taking care not to mash the
detail on the inside. Pierce. Bake for 15 minutes and cool.
cut another piece of polymer — one for each “bowl” you’ve already shaped, but this time using less
polymer — you want this outside layer to be thinner. (For the “bowl” I used 1 1/2 rounds of polymer, and then for
the outside texture I used only 1.) Roll into rounds and press firmly into the mold, again
pushing the polymer out over the textured surface, and also try to make
it a little larger.
a little liquid polymer over the baked “bowl” and gently press the
outside layer in place. My beads have the stem detail, so I was careful
to line them up on both the inside and outside.
Pierce holes through the outside layer, piercing them from the inside out so they line up. Bake for 1 hour.