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12mm Round Fimo Beads (10) - White Purple Flower on Green

$19.80 AUD

Description

Shape:  Round

Circa:  1980s

Quantity per pack:  10 Beads

Measurements:  

  • 10mm to 12mm in size (we have listed them as 12mm in the title for ease of listing the beads)
  • Threading Hole:  1mm to 1.25mm
  • Sizes are approximate as all the beads are hand crafted.

Making the Beads - a simplified explanation in how they are made:

  • Polymer clays of different colours are made into a long 'sausage' to make the pattern.
  • This cane is then pulled and pulled, similar to how candy and glass are made.  This can made a thick cane into a long thin cane ready for bead making.
  • The cane is then sliced into shapes to make beads &/or pendants.
  • These round beads have been made by first having a 'core' of one colour polymer clay.
  • Slices from the cane, or even scraps from previously made pendants etc, are then pressed closely together all over the bead.
  • Can you imagine the work in covering every single little bead?  This would explain why they are quite a pricey bead to purchase.

Can you see all the colours & shapes in these amazing beads?  They were made in Capetown, South Africa many many years ago & we have stock of these in so many varieties!  These old polymer clay beads feel very velvety to touch, whereas modern clay beads like this just feel cold & like plastic, even though they are clay.  The quality and craftsmanship of these pendants and beads are out of this world!

Please see our other listings for more shapes & themes as we get them listed.