Well the swappers did it they decided that we would be making Pandora Style beads. If you would like to join in on the fun you do have to be a member of the Yahoo group City O Clay so come on over and join in on the fun. Due date is Feb 1st
Here are some inspirational links that were found by some of the members. Even if you do not join in on the swap see how easy it is to make a Pandora Style bead!
What exactly is a Pandora bead?
A Pandora bead is a bead that will fit on the Pandora style bracelet or necklace.
Here is a link that has almost every quesiton you could have about a Pandora style bracelet answered at your fingertips.
They typically are ___approx 4mm in diamater and made to fit on a Pandora style bracelet.
Below please find some links to Pandora type beads made from polymer clay.
one with stripes
Cat Therian’s take on this
And here is a whole bunch of videos for oyu to enjoy
This is a tutorial that you can buy but the picture might give you an idea of how to make lampwork beads a-la pandora style 🙂
One of my favorites! I am going to try to make some of these in dog and cat form 🙂
Some YouTube movies
In this one the camera moves a lot but it’ll give you an idea
I really like this one and the clear instructions. Also the idea to use a toothpick first, then a skewer and then the core, because it will distort your bead less… Oh and she uses cane slices 🙂
Italian video but she uses a flathead screwdriver to get the rest of the clay out of the hole AND I saw she is also using the grommets that one would use for fabric (with one of those special pliers that crimps them together)
Not a tutorial but it shows a lot of different style pandora beads
These are from Luny….Thanks Luny!
This Pandora bead tutorial doesn’t have the grommets but will still give you a good idea of things/designs you can do …
“Chunky” Pandora bead tutorial
A simple tutorial – it is in French but still easy to understand by looking at the photos …
Please know that some of these are for sale but I am not affiliated with them in any way.
These are just pictures (images) of Pandora beads for ideas and inspiration.
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These are sterling silver Pandora beads but I thought I would share them as I sure got a few ideas while browsing through them.