you can make these of any color. They are pretty much mindless work, so you can do lots in front of the TV.
I like to have something like that for in the evenings when I am not sitting at my desk and working. Idle hands and all that!
This is definitely the zen part of the whole thing.
Chop wood, carry water kind of work.
You will need:
5/16" Round Kemper cutter
Condition and roll out black clay on the thickest setting in the clay machine.
Fold the sheet of clay in half for double the thickness.
Using the 5/16" round cutter cut out rounds.
They should not be much bigger than the end diameter of the Marie-tangle tube bead.
This will keep the holes nice.
Do this with the rest of the flats and bake on a piece of card stock or card board, grunge board or chip board.
I use a piece of a box top from a cardboard box we get product in, like I used for the ultra fancy back ground in my necklace shot above and below!!
I love baking on cardboard in my baking trays.
These also make very good beads for children to make.
You can also use different sizes of round cutters for different size beads.
By using a single sheet of clay you get bead sizes in between.
Gotta love that!! Keeps everything the same size, yet hand rolled and made.