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Take a trip to the ocean floor with Jane Kharade's coral jewellery

What you need...
  • BEADS: Polymer clay, Fimo: mint (505); red (24); translucent (014); orange (42)
  • FINDINGS: Jump rings, 5mm, silver-plated; head pins, silver-plated, flat; round wire, beading, silver; clasps, caribiner; callottes; crimps
  • TOOLS: Pins, beading; pliers, flat-nosed; round-nosed; cutting; rocks, small x 2; cotton wool pads; paint, acrylic, brown
  1. Make 10 round beads with mint polymer clay and add a hole to each one. Blend orange with red and translucent clay to create a coral colour, then make 25 to 35 beads resembling coral as before. Make holes two-thirds of the way up each bead with a beading pin, then bake in the oven. Use brown acrylic paint to add colouration in the recesses of the coral beads, then wipe away the excess with a dampened cotton wool pad.

  2. Cut a length of beading wire, then add a callotte and crimp. Pass the wire back through the crimp and squash it with pliers to secure. Close the callotte. Thread on the coral beads randomly, making sure you get your desired bracelet length. Leave a 1cm gap at the end and thread on another callotte and crimp as before.

  3. Attach a 5mm jump ring to either end of the bracelet and a clasp to one end. Thread 10 mint clay beads and four coin pearls onto flat head pins, and five pink pearls onto round head pins. Attach all of the beads randomly along the bracelet.

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