Nomes Gnomes. Handmade Bead People
 We bought some polymer clay and I had a plan to make beads. I’ve never done it before and it was probably wrong of me to assume it’d be as easy as I’d thought. Well, it wasn’t hard, but as with most crafts, it led us in its own direction…

First we rolled out our four colors in relatively equal strands, smooshed them and rolled the big roll out to be round.
We started out making cut/sliced beads, but we got a little bored and so we started rolling the slices to make rounder beads, snakey ones, twirly, twisty, etc.
Then, Naomi rolled one and she determined it to be a gnome. Well, that started us on a gnome making frenzy…and, how could we not. Gnomes are cute enough, but when they’re tiny gnomes?!
They’ve been baked and now we’ve got several .5inch Gnome men and women. 
We used them to make necklaces this morning.
One for Leviah
One for Naomi
and one for Mama.

A simple project that can be worn! (the additional beads were from a Haba bracelet from a thrift store that’s been stretched out and laying around for some time…waste not, want not! toadstools and clovers fit the gnome theme perfectly)

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  • Nicola (Which Name?) Posted April 8, 2011 9:54 pm

    I was going to say I loved your header and then I scrolled down! I love this!

  • softearthart Posted April 9, 2011 4:00 am

    So cute, cheers Marie

  • Tan Family Posted April 9, 2011 5:18 pm

    What a great way to incorporate gnomes with an art project! We love gnomes, too. Very cute. 🙂

  • David Posted April 9, 2011 8:44 pm

    Where's Grandma's?

  • school house oils Posted April 10, 2011 12:04 am

    oh, your necklace is in process…

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