4 cups flour 1 cup salt 1-1/2 cups cold water Cut the recipe in half and still make a lot of beads. Thoroughly mix the flour and salt together. Add the water and mix well. Knead the mixture for ten to fifteen minutes. Shape your beads and make a hole with a wooden skewer. Bake at 250 degrees for 2-3 hours or until they are completely dry and hardened.