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Natural Rock Bracelet

These Natural Pebbles are very simple to make and look fantastic.

by craftbits (shellie wilson)

What you need

White clay
& Chocolate Brown Poly Clay or Fimo Clay
Varnish
Metal skewer
Elastic thread

Instructions

You can make the chocolate with white marbling or the white with chocolate marbling. 1: Start by working your clay till it is soft and pliable. Work the white before the brown or you will transfer the color with your hands. 2: Divide your main color clay into small rounded balls, for this project I used 11 balls. To work out how many balls you will need measure your wrist and make enough balls to meet that length. 3: Make sure your balls are not all identical cause remember rocks are not perfect. Now add small amounts of your marbling color randomly over each ball then roll it again. Once it is nice and flat to achieve a marbled look TWIST the ball to twist in the color and roll again. You made need to do this a few times to get a true marbled look. 4: Take a single rock in your finger and PRESS it into a rock like shape between your fingers. 5: prepare your bead for baking by threading it onto a wire skewer or spare length of wire. Make sure the beads are not touching each other or they may fuse together whilst baking. Bake as per the instructions on your clay packet and then allow to cool. You can varnish the beads whilst they are still on the wire skewer for easiness. Once it is varnished use your elastic thread and thread up the rock beads. And you are finished. These make great little gifts.

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