Make Polymer Clay Beads

Learn how to make polymer clay beads with this easy to follow tutorial. These beads are really easy to make and require no specialist equipment.

This tutorial will show you how to make tube shaped beads with a nice swirly pattern. 

You can use any color combination to make these beads. 

Try picking out the colors in your favorite outfit to make a matching necklace or bracelet. 

This is the fourth page in a series of four tutorials if you want to start at the beginning go to how to make polymer beads.

Make Polymer Clay Beads Tutorial


Take the 2 halves of the log you cut in step 10 and join them together so the swirly pattern is on the outside.




Twist the log to emphasize the pattern as shown in the photo.




Roll out the log until it is the size needed for your bead project.



Cut the log into sections each the size needed for your finished beads.




Round and neaten edges of each bead.




Make a hole length ways through the center of each bead.




Bake in the oven according to the manufacturers instructions.


Mia’s Craft Ideas

You can find tutorials here on how to add wire loops to your beads.

If you would like to make the necklace shown in the photo go to polymer clay jewelry projects.

You will need 4 tube beads and 3 round beads for this project.

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