Rice Beads

DIY Rice Beads

Is rice part of your daily meal? If so, you can get the material for today’s craft quite easily (which apply to me, as I could have rice in my meal up to three times a day!). I don’t know why but these grains suddenly attract my attention. So last night I nipped a pinch of rice from my dinner plate and tried this little experiment to it.

Bagi mayoritas orang Indonesia, nasi itu pasti makanan yang harus ada di meja makan setiap hari, benar? Jadi untuk topik craft minggu ini, bahannya tentu sangat mudah didapat! Saat makan pagi, siang atau malam (atau bahkan tengah malam), cukup sisihkan satu atau dua sendok nasi dari piring anda dan bawa ke meja crafting anda untuk mencoba eksperimen kecil ini. Ayo, dicoba!

What you need | Yang anda butuhkan:

  1. Cooked rice | nasi;
  2. Powder | bedak;
  3. Needle & thread | jarum & benang;
  4. Hook clip and jump rings | pengait dan ring.

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Step 1: This uncooked rice is hard and your needle may not be able to prick through it, so cook it until it’s soft enough (edible state).

Langkah 1: Beras yang belum dimasak cukup keras dan jarum anda mungkin tidak dapat menembusnya, jadi tanak dulu nasinya (atau ambil saja dari piring nasi anda ;P).

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Step 2: Your cooked rice is now soft enough for your needle but it’s sticky! Spread a pinch of powder and roll the rice on top of it.

Langkah 2: Nasi itu lengket-lengket, kan? Ambil secuil bedak dan guling-gulingkan nasi di atasnya.

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Step 3: Your cooked rice is now non-sticky but it is wet so let’s dry it for a while.

Langkah 3: Nasinya sekarang sudah tidak lengket lagi tapi jadi basah. Biarkan kering sebentar.

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Step 4: Bead it. Note: I was using a red thread to show the transparency effect afterwards, the choice of beading string is of course, up to your preferences :)

Langkah 4: Sambungkan manik-manik beras ini. Catatan: saya menggunakan benang merah hanya untuk menunjukkan efek transparan nantinya, jadi pilihan benang yang dipakai cukup disesuaikan dengan kesukaan anda :)

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Step 5: Hook it or go make an awesome pendant design with these rice beads. Happy beading! :D

Langkah 5: Pasangkan pengait atau mungkin anda bisa mencoba mendesain liontin dengan manik-manik dari beras ini. Selamat mencoba! :D

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I really like the transparency effect and the rice texture after these beads are dry and harden. What do you think? Hope you like them :) Note: However you are starving there, please never ever bake these beads in microwave and eat them, we used powder on them, remember? ;P

Saya suka banget dengan efek transparan dan tekstur kasar pada manik-manik beras kering ini. Bagaimana pendapat anda? Semoga anda suka :) Catatan: Bagaimanapun laparnya anda, jangan menghangatkan nasi/beras ini di microwave dan kemudian memakannya karena nasi ini telah dibubuhi bedak di atasnya, iya kan? :P

DIY Rice Beads

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7 thoughts on “Rice Beads

  1. A1 creativity !!!
    Really clever idea, of using what is around the house in new ways. I was wondering if one should coat the rice beads with clear nail polish or a finish of some kind just in case we get caught in the rain with the rice bracelet?! Really stunning and unusual. Thank you for giving such fine ideas to all of us.

    • Always a good idea coming out from you (just like the donut pillow!). I realize I haven’t put enough thoughts in this post-creation thing. Maybe I might as well color those beads with nail polish! :D Thank you, Karen!

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    • Hi, Kaitlynn. I mean powder as a substance (I used baby powder when I made this). Sorry, I wasn’t being clear enough :( Thanks for asking! :D

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