Picture of How to Make a Potato Bead Bracelet

Potato bead bracelets are very simple and inexpensive to make.

Acrylic Paint
Elastic Beading Cord
Acrylic Sealer
Small knife
Bamboo Skewers
Cutting board

Step 1: Making the Beads

Picture of Making the Beads
Cut the potatoes into 8ths. Remove the peel and cut the sides at different angles to give the beads interesting shapes.
vm112381 year ago

I you use a thin brush or a stamp with coordinating paint colors, you could glue abstract print /art to this and then seal it with a resin coating as well . Even adding some Mica powder to the paint would be another option. I don't know if this would work but they have some kind of silica sand like substance that is used for drying roses/ flowers it would probably dry out the potatoes even faster. Some craft stores and some flowers shops sell it. we did these when I was a kid years ago! you brought back memories! Great 'ible!

ddavis701 year ago
Would baking at very low temperature work? Like 125 degrees same you would use to make apple chips?
sunshiine2 years ago
I will have to try this sometime! Thanks for sharing your hard work and do have a splendorous day!
AmyCat592 years ago
Have you ever tried using a food dehydrator to speed up drying time on the beads? Based on my experience drying sliced fruit and making onion "jerky", they'd probably take 10-15 hours at most to dry using this method... Using a dehydrator might also help if people in humid climates have trouble with the potato pieces getting moldy before they dry completely.
chiczgirlz (author)  AmyCat592 years ago
I haven't ever used a food dehydrator, but it would be great if that works. Sometimes the potatoes take about a week to dry completely.
Ez-Kabob3 years ago
That's so cool, I really want to make one!
This is so interesting! I've been eyeing the potatoes in my kitchen all afternoon...
shazni3 years ago
Would it ever spoil? like get rotten? how long will it last?
chiczgirlz (author)  shazni3 years ago
They don't rot. Some of them are a few years old and they still look new.
Thanks...will try it and see how it adapts to my very hot humid country :-)
That's crazy! I never knew something like this would work, very cool idea.