Polymer clean up beads

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These scrap beads from Virginia’s Rebekah Payne (TreeWingsStudio) may give you new ideas for what to do with cane ends and leftover blends. Rebekah shows you how she chops and then rolls the leftovers in paint.

The free tutorial is part of a post she wrote on ArtJewelryElements. She gathers the painted bits into any pleasing bead shape. Then she facets the shapes, slicing off the top layer of paint to expose mosaic-like beads. See more examples in her Etsy shop.

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Her method offers a more satifying use of wonky, useless pieces that would otherwise end up mixed into unexciting bead cores.

Clean up your studio and have mosaic beads to show for your effort!

  • reply Abigail Smycken Handmade ,

    They look really amazing and with the right color combinations some interesting effects can be obtained. I checked her Etsy store and she definitely has some amazing skills. Thanks for sharing this amazing lady and her beautiful crafts!

    • reply Kristi ,

      Great to see Rebekah’s wonderful clean up beads here, they are really beautiful and yet one more way to clean up your scrap clay!

      • reply Norma ,

        Great beads! I saw her beads on her blog but didn’t know there was a tutorial. Great timing for me; I really need to clean up my desk. Thanks for sharing and for such wonderful work you do day by day.

        • reply Kate Simpson ,

          Apsolutely super, these are right up my alley. Thank you for sharing. Such a great idea.

          • reply Sarah at Hip Earth Designs ,

            Sounds like fun – I’m sure the technique could be used for other projects, aside from beads. I’m going to have to try this out some time.

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