Kathie of CuriousAndCatcat posted a simple tutorial for building a statement necklace with polymer clay. She uses acrylic paint to colour her white clay pieces but you could mix up your colours yourself if you have a couple bits to colour your white with. When building necklaces which require beads with multiple holes I usually sketch it out first so that I know where to poke the holes. You can bake these beads with the toothpicks in them just make sure you twist them gently out of the beads while the beads are still warm from the oven.
Picture by Kathie
By Elaine Robitaille