1.) Open Bead-Maker and hold in left hand (reverse if left-handed). Brush generously with dusting powder. Lightly grease top (smooth) edges of bead-maker. Note: if not using dusting powder, lightly spray Bead-Maker with cooking spray.
2.) Roll fondant or gumpaste into a rope at least the length of the Bead-Maker and a little larger than the bead diameter on a silicone mat or lightly sprayed surface.
3.) Place rope on a flat surface. Open the Bead-Maker onto rope of fondant. Close the filled Bead-Maker.
4.) Open the Bead-Maker slightly to be sure the newly-made beads are completely filled out. If some of the beads appear flat, press in more fondant and re-close Bead-Maker, but do not squeeze completely together.
5.) With a spatula, scrape all excess fondant off along slit on the closed Bead-Maker.
6.) Open the Bead-Maker and let beads fall from mold. Note: If beads stick to mold, fondant bay be too sticky. After forming the rope, let fondant set for a few minutes before putting it into the Bead-Maker.
For individual beads, make a string of pearls with the Bead-Maker. Immediately after making a string of pearls, use a sharp knife to cut the beads apart. Roll each bead into a perfect ball. You may brush a bit of luster dust in your palm to pearlize each bead beautifully. Let pearls harden and attach pearls to cake with tweezers and piping gel. NOTE: Due to the nature of the mold, the mold tends to crack after bending a few times. It does not hurt the look of the finished beads. It makes the beads look as though they have a string between them.