First beads I've made from brand FIMO clay.
updated by @alyssa-yuldybaeva: 02/05/15 10:12:49AM
Thanks! ^_^ I enjoy putting them on my dreads.
You just buy a polymer clay, the only one I could find around here is FIMO but it's not very good, it's a bit too hard and takes ages to soften it up by cutting and kneading it. Then I take different colors and layer them together one on top of each other in little squares then try to poke through the layers with whatever I can find to use like a tool to create different patterns then I push the sides together to compact it so that there's no air in between. Cut the resulted square into slices and now the slices will have different colors in them because of the poking through it and then use those squares to wrap around some metal rod so that it won't burn in the over. Then usually on the packaging of the clay it will say how long you have to keep them in the over and at what temperature. Just follow the instructions and make sure there is so smoke coming out, if there's smoke that means the temperature is too much. And be sure to keep it the exact right time that is specified, this way it will be durable for a long time.
I also use a roller thing for making dough but a mechanical one to flatten the clay. Basically you can do anything with it, experiment to make different patterns and designs and then wrap around some metal rod and shape it, that's it.
There ones are pretty basic,I wanna try going for something more complicated and try to attach stuff to them like feathers and stuff, then maybe sell them on Etsy or something. I wonder if anyone would buy it?
I'm also making crochet tams and beanies too, gonna try making a dreadlock tube next, cuz I want one xD