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Craft Haul: Faux Glass Resin Beads | Red-Handled Scissors

Craft Haul: Faux Glass Resin Beads

While running crafty errands around Brooklyn this afternoon, I saw these faux glass resin beads in my local bead shop, Brooklyn Bead Box, and I couldn’t resist. They look just like glass—even up close—but they’re so light that you could use even the largest beads for earrings. I’m not exactly sure what I’m going to …

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Tutorial: Faux Turquoise Polymer Clay Beaded Necklace | Red-Handled Scissors

Tutorial: Faux Turquoise Polymer Clay Beaded Necklace

Love the turquoise trend? Bake up some big, bold faux turquoise polymer clay beads and create your own stylish summer statement necklace! Supplies: * Polymer clay, 1 block turquoise or colors to mix (One 2 oz block makes about 20 large beads.) * Oven-safe acrylic paint, black * 1mm necklace cord, black (You’ll need about …

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Polymer Clay Faux Turquoise Beads | Red-Handled Scissors

Polymer Clay Faux Turquoise Beads

I spent all day yesterday playing with polymer clay. Since this was my first clay project that didn’t involve an Altoids tin or shrink plastic, I decided to start simple, testing out conditioning techniques and methods for mixing colors, adding paint, and shaping. My first color mixing attempt was just begging to be made into …

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Shrink Plastic and Polymer Clay Beads | Red-Handled Scissors

Shrink Plastic and Polymer Clay Beads

Over the past few days, I’ve been working on a new jewelry project. While experimenting with different ways to connect two pieces of shrink plastic, I spotted a block of Sculpey on my work table, and decided to try combining a piece of already-baked shrink plastic with some polymer clay. As it turns out, because …

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