Sunday , 17 December 2017
Today, Daria from Dariami shop on Etsy is sharing a great DIY tutorial how to make pandora style stripped beads of polymer clay.

How to Make Pandora Style Polymer Clay Stripped Beads

Today, Daria from Dariami shop on Etsy is sharing a great DIY tutorial how to make pandora style stripped beads of polymer clay.

DIY tutorial pandora style polymer clay stripped beads
We need several colors of polymer clay for this project, white, brown, orange and beige.

DIY tutorial pandora style polymer clay stripped beads
Knead the clay and mix it in different proportions to get several different colors.

DIY tutorial pandora style polymer clay stripped beads
Roll the clay out to get layers with different width. You can use special equipment (pasta machine or plastic roller) or use glass bottle or hair spray bottle. It’s better to do this on a glass or ceramic surface.

DIY tutorial pandora style polymer clay stripped beads
Put the layers one on top of another and cut to get even edge. We got layered cube now.

DIY tutorial pandora style polymer clay stripped beads
Cut one side of the cube with blade to get the 2-3 mm thick slice.

DIY tutorial pandora style polymer clay stripped beads
Take neutral color clay for a bead core. Roll a cane a little bit longer than striped slice. We need to do this because the edges will be deformed when we make the cane thinner, so we can cut the edges off.

DIY tutorial pandora style polymer clay stripped beads
Cover the core with slices and smooth the slice joints down.

DIY tutorial pandora style polymer clay stripped beads
Now, we need to make the cane thinner. You need to press it on center and than move to the ends. Try to press all over the cane equally. The cane will become longer and thinner.

DIY tutorial pandora style polymer clay stripped beads
Cut the cane onto equal pieces.

DIY tutorial pandora style polymer clay stripped beads
Squeeze the edges of the cylinder and close the core.

DIY tutorial pandora style polymer clay stripped beads
Roll the clay by hands to get a ball. To avoid pattern distortion, it’s better to do it both directions equally, clockwise and opposite direction.

DIY tutorial pandora style polymer clay stripped beads
Make a hole using a toothpick.

DIY tutorial pandora style polymer clay stripped beads
Enlarge the hole with big knitting needle. To make the hole look better use eyelets. Get them on the knitting needle and press into the clay.

DIY tutorial pandora style polymer clay stripped beads
Bake the beads according to the instruction on the clay package. Be careful and handle beads with care, they are very hot! Let them cool, then polish and apply special polymer clay finish. Do not substitute with nail polish or acrylic finish!

DIY tutorial pandora style polymer clay stripped beads
Your beads are ready! You can use them for your jewelry projects now.

For example, Daria used rubber cord and metal findings to make this necklace.

DIY tutorial pandora style polymer clay stripped beads
Enjoy!

Guest Post by :  The Russian Etsy Team  

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12 comments

  1. Beautiful beads! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Lovely! And really interesting to see the process. Thank you.

  3. Thank you for sharing! Your beads are beautiful!

  4. Wonderful tutorial! Thanks for sharing. I can see many applications for this technique.

  5. You make it look,so easy!! Thanks for sharing your techniques!

  6. Thank you, I want to make these !

  7. Very well done tutorial. Loved the photos and results of the process. Someday, I hope to have time to try this !

  8. These are wonderful. Great tutorial! You make it look so easy. Think I am going to have to try these. Thank you for sharing this wonderful tutorial.

  9. Good tips.Pandora’s Style Beads is well-known.I love Jewelry.

  10. What size eyelets do you use?

    Thank you!

  11. That was very interesting — thanks for making a great tutorial and sharing it with us :))

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