If you are a bead lover, nothing beats being able to make your own beads, and when I started experimenting with a two-part epoxy resin product called Ferido Formula x1, beads were one of the first jewelry ideas that popped into my head. I ended up making four beads in this project, two 15mm and two 12mm. Obviously, you can make the beads larger or smaller by just adjusting the amount of resin you use.

You’ll need the following materials and supplies:

*Ferido Formula x1 in Aquamarine
1 – 2mm wooden skewer
Gloves
Water
Paper towels
Waxed paper
Fine sand paper
Jeweler’s files

*The package of Ferido Formula x1 is available from Fire Mountain Gems & Beads and comes with gloves and the flat back crystals.

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