Sculpted out of polymer clay (I use Fimo), Book Beads are miniature books that uncannily resemble the real thing. Each double-sided book measures 7/8” L x 5/8” W x ¼” H (or 24 x 18 x 7 mm) approximately. A finished bead weighs about 0.10 oz (or 3 grams). Page ridge detail is etched on three sides of the mini-book. Collaged book images are then painstakingly burnished onto the clay surface. The mini book charms are then sealed, before repeatedly being glazed (minimum 3 coats) to a glossy finish, making them not only durable, but also water-resistant. It takes about 3 weeks, from start to finish, to complete a custom book bead. With a built-in hole for a headpin, each bead pivots freely and is easily identifiable.
Because each bead is hand made, minor imperfections are part of its charm, and no two will be exactly alike. You will receive something very similar to the item pictured, but not exactly the item pictured. Please make allowances for artistic freedom and understand that slight variability in the pendants is to be expected. You may want to read the section on caring for polymer clay beads under General Care.
Their cut, clarity of image, size and finished design are without rival! They can be strung together on a necklace or bracelet, wired on to earrings, hung on loops as wine charms, snapped on to key chains or looped into stitch markers! You get the idea: there is no limit to what you can do with these! Afford the best: own a Book Bead!