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Potato bead bracelets are very simple and inexpensive to make.

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

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Step 1: Making the Beads

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Cut the potatoes into 8ths. Remove the peel and cut the sides at different angles to give the beads interesting shapes.

Step 2:

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Put the beads on the bamboo skewers. Let them dry out. (it usually takes a few days to a week) When the beads are done drying they will be hard.

Step 3:

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When the beads are done drying, take them off of the bamboo skewers and paint them. Another option is to leave the potato beads on the skewers and spray paint them. After the paint is dry, put the acrylic sealer on the beads.

Step 4:

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Cut a piece of elastic beading cord long enough for a bracelet. String the beads on and tie the ends. If you get tired of potatoes, this also works with carrots. The black and white bracelet is made with carrots instead of potatoes.