Faux Pandora Bracelet [Polymer Clay Video Tutorial]

Faux Pandora Bracelet - Polymer Clay Tutorial - making Pandora-like beads using silver foil, rhinestones and polymer clay

Do you like Pandora bracelets? I know I love them. And I considered they would be a wonderful inspiration for our work with polymer clay.

When I started out working with polymer clay years ago, it was because I was amazed about the wonderful possibilities of creating beads and cabochons using polymer clay. Do you use polymer clay to make your own custom-made art beads? If not, I strongly encourage you to.

To get the look of Pandora-like beads, you will need to use eyelets. Please check the material list to see the materials and tools that you will need for this project.

The video tutorial is still rather long, but it is filled with inspiration and practical advice for your work with polymer clay.

As you will see, you will make four type of beads ( a silver textured faux metallic bead, faux metallic bead with 4 circular patterns all around, a rhinestone decorated bead and a marbled bead with a raised metallic design on top.

These are the materials and tools that you will need for this project.

  • Polymer clay – I used turquoise Cernit 50% opacity, red Cernit 50% opacity, Cernit shinny blue, silver Cernit
  • Eyelets
  • Pandora-like chain
  • Silver color chain and jump rings
  • Dangle beads
  • Charms
  • Silver foil
  • A texture plate (I used an Art Nouveau Fimo texture plate)
  • Kato Poly clay
  • Crystal Rhinestones
  • Acrylic rhinestones
  • Rigid and flexible blades
  • Diamond Glaze
  • Cernit glossy varnish
  • A craft knife
  • A pasta machine to condition the clay (I used an Imperia pasta machine)
  • Small cutters: a round and oval
  • Paintbrushes
  • Weldbond adhesive
  • A needle or a needle tool

This is how the first faux metallic bead look like.

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The second faux metallic bead:

4

The rhinestone decorated bead:

8

And the marbled bead with a silver raised design:

6

Preparing to string the beads onto the Pandora-like chain:

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I hope you’ll find this project inspiring and I hope you’ll make your own beautiful faux Pandora beads.

Happy claying! My best to you!

Mihaela

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9 comments

  1. They look very good Mihaela 🙂
    Take good care about using this name, just to avoid problems with Pandora. They are heavy weight and use much money to layers to avoid others to use their name.

    1. Thank you, Irene! I haven’t thought of it. Thank you for your advice! I will try to find out more on the Pandora intellectual property. Have a wonderful day! Mihaela

      1. You are welcome Mihaela, I just don’t wish you to go into troubles with them, better to avoid. Enjoy a beautiful day 🙂

      2. I’ll be very careful about it! And in the future I’ll think twice before using company names:) Thank you again, Irene! Have an amazing and creative day!

      3. You are so welcome Michela and good luck with all the new, you are into 😀

  2. Very beautiful Michela…. I love it! ❤ I hope your March is off to a good start… all the best! 😀

    1. Thank you, Aquileana! I’m enjoying it very much! I’m preparing for the coming of the spring with renewed energy and a lot of inspiration! Wishing you a wonderful time in March and thank you for visiting my blog!

  3. BEAUTIFUL! Really like the blue and green with rhinestone accents. This one really catches my eye!

    1. Thank you, Deb! I also resonate with the vibrant and joyful palette of colors that you use in your beautiful artwork! http://debbreton.com/sold-metal-print/ My best to you! Mihaela

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