I used a whole packet of red and orange and a little of the other colors. To make sure that the beads has the same weight I use a round cookie cutter to measure out.
The small ones are only one piece. Fairly easy and quick. I roll the beads, press them a little and add the texture.
The beads are textured with a sponge sent from a friend in Spain. You could use any sponge with a heavy texture.
I press the beads between two sponges and make a hole. Thats it really.
Polymer clay is extremely versatile. And I simply love it. One do not have to buy expensive tools to make jewelry with it. Before adding a pasta machine to my tools I simply used a rolling pin from the kitchen. Keep it simple!
I have a simple philosophy: Fill what is empty. Empty what is full. Scratch where it itches.
Alice Roosevelt Longworth