I’ve been into modeling clay recently and I got an itch to try out some handmade beads. But then I needed a place to put them, so that turned into this.
Gather your materials.
- Fimo modeling clay
- baking pan & oven
- embroidery needle
- embroidery thread
- bonus points: cute packaging material
Start by deciding what shape and size you’d like your beads. I tried round, square, and heart before I decided I wanted teeny tiny triangles. Shape your beads from modeling clay. Pass the needle through the center of your bead and make a hole large enough to eventually thread a string.
Place the beads on a baking pan and bake according to the directions on the clay packaging. Let them cool and string them onto an eight-inch length of embroidery thread, using the needle if necessary.
Tie a double knot on either side of the beads to keep them in place in the center of the bracelet.
Package your bracelets up and give with the following instructions: Tie on your wrist & make a wish. When your bracelet falls off, wait for your wish to come true. Be sure to wear with love. Happy Valentine’s Day!