by craftbits (shellie wilson)
What you need
2 Blocks of Pink Poly Clay or Fimo Clay
Wire skewer or length of wire
Oven for curing clay
1: Start by working your clay till it is soft and pliable. 2: Divide your 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. 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 it using 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. These make great little gifts.