Friday, September 10, 2010

Chocolate Truffles...Yum!

Welcome Back
While enjoying a wonderfully delicious marzipan truffle from See's the other day, I decided to make some chocolate truffle beads.  As always I wanted to share.   So here are some photos and info about the beads including materials and such.  They are very easy to make.  So if you like this, and would like me to make a tutorial on You Tube, please reply to this Blog post.  If I get 10 replies, I will put up a tutorial by Thanksgiving at the latest.
The wonderful thing about these beads, are that there are NO polymer clay tools needed.  I used four colors of  Premo polymer clay.
Dark chocolate Recipe- Chocolate 
Milk chocolate recipe- Chocolate, white, ecru
White chocolate recipe- White, a pinch of ecru, a pinch of chocolate
Raspberry recipe- Fuschia, tiny bit of white
 The only tools required for the bracelet are crimping or flat nosed pliers, and wire cutters
Three family members are already wearing them...They couldn't wait for the holidays ; )
These can be easily be made into charms and stitch markers for knitting too!!!

Each tiny bead costs about 5 cents in clay.  Each bracelet costs me about $4.25 to make. It can be more or less depending on the clasp you choose, and whether or not you use crystal beads.  My clasp was $2.00, and the crystal beads were $1.30 
 All the supplies can be found at most local craft stores.  I hope that this has given you some inspiration. I enjoyed making them.  If you want a tutorial please request one in the reply section of this post.  

Thank You for reading 
Happy Crafting