DIY

Wooden beads

Materials needed: wood, color, and lacquer.Tools needed: saw, scorching iron, file, chisel, brushes, sand paper, awl, bodkin, hand drill, art knife. Steps Cut wood into size and shape desired with a suitable woodworking tool Use file and sand paper to smoothen the shapes Create threading hole in the wood pieces with either a drill or …

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Bread Beads

Materials needed: baked bread, lime or lemon, color, brushes, lacquer.Tools needed: broom-stick, art knife. Steps Make preliminary sketches and idea development of the bead to be produced Remove the outer hard brown cover of the bread Crush or break the inner soft portion of the bread into smaller bits and put it into a fine …

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How to make your own beads [glass, bread, plastic, clay, wood, paper, papier mache]

1. Bread beads Materials needed: baked bread, lime or lemon, color, brushes, lacquer.Tools needed: broom-stick, art knife. Steps Make preliminary sketches and idea development of the bead to be produced Remove the outer hard brown cover of the bread Crush or break the inner soft portion of the bread into smaller bits and put it …

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Glass bead

Materials needed: scrap glass, clay, cassava leave stalk, suede (color), fuel for grease/oilTools needed: metal mortar, metal pestle, grinding stone, file, sieve, bricks, and mold Stage 1: Designing and making clay mold Steps: Prepare clay slabMake holes of the desired shape and size in the slabAllow to dry Stage 2: Designing and building a brick …

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Clay beads

Materials needed: clay, color, and lacquer.Tools needed: broom-stick, kiln, brushes and art knife. Steps Make preliminary sketches. Prepare the clay using dry or wet method Knead the clay to remove trapped bubbles. Roll the clay. Cut the clay into required shapes and sizes Mold into the expected shapes and sizes Pierce or create holes in …

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Plastic beads

Materials needed: discarded plastics (cups, bucket, plates, bowls, basins etc.), color, lacquer and thread.Tools needed: hand saw, an awl, thin metal, pan or empty tin, hand drill, bodkin, awl, needle. Steps 1 Make preliminary sketches and idea development of the bead to be produced Collect discarded plastics from the locality Break plastic material into pieces …

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Bead and loop

2. Bead and loop Cut wire into strips. All of the same size Hold the tip of the wire and coil to make a loop on one side with the round nose plier Put bead through the other side Make another loop to lock the bead Make several of them and use jump ring to …

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