Clay beads, with their natural appeal and myriad of uses, have been cherished by enthusiasts and crafters alike. Here, we delve into the world of clay beads, their unique features, and how they are made.
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History of Clay Beads
Clay beads have been a part of human culture for millennia, with archaeological finds dating back to ancient times. Their uses varied from personal adornment to religious and ceremonial purposes. Today, they remain a popular choice for jewellery making and various crafts.
Making Clay Beads
Making clay beads is a fun and creative process that anyone can enjoy. It involves forming the clay into a ball, making indentations, creating a hole in the center, and smoothing the edges. The beads can then be baked in an oven or left to dry, depending on the type of clay used. Homemade beads are so much easier than you might think! Use a homemade clay recipe or simply purchase ready made clay! A little ball forming, poking holes, and drying and you will have homemade clay beads to make into your favorite necklace! Take about a gumball size of clay and squish and squeeze and pull for a minute or so…until it’s soft and bendy. (how do you like my very scientific explanation right there. Right!!). You want it to be able to form nicely. Roll your clay into a ball and press your fingers into either side to make soft indentations. Use your screwdriver, pencil, etc. to create a hole in the center. You’ll have a little bit of a messy edge to those openings. Just smooth them over with your fingers, gently. It’ll be good. Hooray you…you learned how to make clay beads!! Now bake those babies in the oven. It’s easy…promise Usually on a 275 degree oven for 30 minutes, or let them sit out to dry and string them up on ribbon. Or, be fancy pants and paint them. Tip: if it’s difficult to put ribbon or yarn through the bead opening use a paper clip (unbent) to push it through”.
Lava Beads Australia: Your Source for Clay Beads
If you are looking for a reliable supplier of clay beads, look no further than Lava Beads Australia. They offer a variety of clay beads, including 8mm Pink, Purple, and White Clay Beads, which are disc Heishi flat round handmade polymer beads. Each bead is on sale for $4.25
Whether you are a hobbyist looking to create your own unique pieces, or a professional seeking high-quality materials, clay beads offer a versatile and appealing option. With the easy-to-follow process of making clay beads and the wide variety available at Lava Beads Australia, you can embark on your creative journey with clay beads today.