Intro: Stamped Bead Anklet
Ever get tired of plain old boring beads? Ever want some really cool beads but just don't have the money or a bead store around you? Well it's time to learn how to make your own cool stamped beads! They're fun to make and they're SO cute!! So let's start.....!
Step 1: What You Need
OK Here's what you're gonna need:
1. A Konad Stamping Nail Art Kit ( http://www.konadnailart.com/ )
2. Nail Polish (I used the Konad white)
3. Beading Wire
4. Thick Bendable Wire
5. Beads (I used black)
6. Beading Clasp
7. Small beading chain or wire circlets
Step 2: Getting Ready to Stamp
OK what you're going to do now is pick a design on your metal palette, then take your nail polish and paint across your design, scrape the excess off, then roll your rubber stamper across the design. OK now you should have your design on your rubber stamp. Next step!!!!
Step 3: Stamping the Bead
Take your thick bendable wire and slide your black bead onto it, then bend it in kind of a square around the bead as shown in the picture. Make sure the bead can roll back and forth on the wire. Now take your rubber stamp and roll your black bead across the design. You can put a lot of designs on or just a couple of flowers! After the design is TOTALLY dry, it's a good idea to paint over it with a clear coat. Now on to the anklet!
Step 4: Making the Anklet
Now measure your ankle, cut your beading wire to that length and attach a beading clasp to the end of the wire. Now it's time to put the beads on the wire! You can pick out your own cool design of beads or copy mine! Finally when you have all the needed beads on your wire take your wire circlets or your beading chain and attach them to the end of the wire. You are DONE!!!!! You can now change old junk beads into cool new ones! Use your stamped beads to make earrings, necklaces, bracelets, whatever you want! Have fun making your own stamped bead jewelry!