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

Cut the potatoes into 8ths. Remove the peel and cut the sides at different angles to give the beads interesting shapes.
<p>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!</p>
Would baking at very low temperature work? Like 125 degrees same you would use to make apple chips?
I will have to try this sometime! Thanks for sharing your hard work and do have a splendorous day! <br>sunshiine
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 &quot;jerky&quot;, 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.
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.
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...<br>
Would it ever spoil? like get rotten? how long will it last?
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 :-)<br>
That's crazy! I never knew something like this would work, very cool idea.

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