I hope you all haven’t gotten bored of my pressed flower beads
already… I have two more how-tos for you today. These are quite a bit
more simple than my last design, but they turn out looking like you put a lot of time into them. And it’s all thanks to a nicely textured mold! 🙂
1. Choose 2 molds (or texture sheets) of the same or similar pattern. Roll equal size balls of polymer for each bead.
2. Sandwich a polymer ball between the two molds.
3. Press firmly using a small glass dish so you get even texture.
4. Ta-da! your nicely double-sided textured currently hole-less bead!
Before removing the polymer from the mold, gently cut the hole — this way that
pressure won’t distort the texture. I used a large leather punch for my
6. Bake for an hour and cool.
Chose a mold or texture sheet with a long or repeating pattern. Roll
same size pieces of polymer — this time lengthen them into sticks.
2. Press firmly.
3. Wrap to form beads. I used a crochet hook for my beads.
4. Ready for the oven. Bake for an hour and cool.
that was pretty easy… and made some fun new beads! I hope you’ll give
these a try. What new creations have you been working on? Making
anything with polymer clay lately?
Now that we’ve spent
quite a bit of time on these pressed flower beads, I think I should
maybe blog about something else next time. After all, I don’t want you
to get bored. Any ideas? I love to talk polymer and beads! I’m taking