Here is a tutorial on how I made my beads for my bracelet....
You will need:
- Creative Paperclay®
- Acrylic Paint
- One step Crackle
- several bamboo skewers
- nail file or sandpaper
- Dark brown or black reinker or watery acrylic paint
- Pearlex varnish
- dry old rag
- Thin elastic
- Small beads
- water to clean brush
form your beads out of Creative Paperclay®
poke the bamboo skewers into the center of each bead to make the whole
Once all bead are dry sand them with a nail file or similar to sand off any unwanted bumps...
paint your beads your desired colour... (since turquoise is so "in" at the moment here in NZ I went with that...) - I used Jacquard Lumiere paints Turquoise and pearl white mixed to make a light Turquoise colour.
Once the paint is dry paint the beads again with One Step Crackle and wait for that to dry...
the cracks appear when the One step crackle is dry... now to enhance the cracks you will need a watery dark colour... I used Stampin Up! reinker - early espresso with a little water.
Paint on and before the ink is dry dab it off with a dry cloth/rag. It will stay in the cracks and leave your colour too.
to finish your bead off and set it nicely paint with Pearlex varnish - let it dry.
Hope you too can all make a bracelet or necklace with awesome paperclay cracked beads.
thank you all for dropping by!