How to bake fimo beads with a pan (and without an oven...)

Waiting to have a “fimo-dedicated” oven (which takes time as English ovens are hyper-expensive or very strange), I decided to try to bake my polymer clay beads with what I have… a pan.

In fact it is rather "boiling” than baking. Cheri found the recipe somewhere on the Internet yesterday afternoon.

I tried last night. With very simple beads (I have to confess I was a bit afraid). The result is surprising, I was afraid my polymer clay slices would be deformed or stuck together... but no!

In fact as Cheri said "Well, baking fimo is just like baking pastas".

He was right; it simply takes a pan full of water, oil and salt.

I used 1,5L of water, in which I put 3 tablespoons of salt and 5 or 6 drops of oil. Just bring to a boil and put the beads in the pan when the water boils. After 5 or 10 minutes, drop the fire at its minimum and leave between 15 and 25 minutes. Then drain and eat... er na, put your beads under cold water instead!


  1. Putting oil and salt in the water is a joke, right?

  2. Sorry my answer is so late... Well, actually no it's not a joke! The tutorial I found on the Internet mentionned salt and oil so I just followed it and keep on adding salt and oil each time I bake beads. I never use salt and oil when baking pastas so I don't really know what they're used for but I thought removing them when baking beads could be risky... I probably should try!

  3. Great idea! Thanks for posting your tuts..appreciated! Your jewelry is pretty and unique!

  4. The added salt probably is to make the temperature higher than 100 C, FIMO suggests us to bake it in 110 C, right? The added oil probably so it won't stick together whatsoever.

    1. Yes, I eventually asked and that's perfectly right ! Oil so that the beads won't stick together (my worse fear when I tried!) and salt to make the boiling temperature a bit higher :)