I tried making homemade dew drops a few months ago using clear hot glue. It turned out okay but not spectacular. Then it finally occurred to me that I had a stash of colored and glittered glue sticks. I can't believe I didn't think of this sooner!It's easy to make nice round dew drops with the glue gun on a non-stick craft sheet. Just puddle the glue to size you want- it helps to keep the tip very close to the craft sheet to do this. When you pull the gun away, just move the nozzle around in a circle on top of the drop to help get rid of the point that forms. As the glue cools off it levels off to nice round mound.
I used many colors and I ran a clear glue stick through after each color. I kept making drops with the clear glue and it made several shades of each color in lighter shades.
I put the drops into a watchmakers tin as they cooled and I separated the different shades so they'll be easier to use. I'm really pleased with this project and wanted to share it. I hope it inspires you to make some of your own!
Another quick tip: I read recently that glue dots are perfect for adhering these. That's a great idea!