Happy Friday! Here’s a fun and quick necklace project I made this week you might want to try over the weekend. Every since I made the DIY faceted earrings I’ve been considering how to make a necklace in a similar way with a slightly different look.
- Polymer clay- I used white, but use whatever color you like
- Glitter – I recommend the fine Martha Stewart branded glitter, it really is superior
- Blade – Polymer clay blade or razor blade (be careful!)
- Chain- Any kind
- Bamboo skewer
1. Condition your clay. I used a pasta machine (specific for clay, not my kitchen one!), but you can just use your hands. Work the clay and until it’s warm and isn’t crumbling.
2. Add some glitter and continue working the clay until it’s blended through.
3. Press the clay into a rough cube shape.
4. Use your blade to begin slicing off sections and continue until you like how it looks. If you make a mistake, start over!
5. Decide how you want your pendant to hang by choosing a top and bottom/front and back. Use the bamboo skewer to create a hole through the clay about 1/4 of the way from the top.
6. Bake according to clay directions. Mine took about an hour at 275F.
7. Thread the pendant onto the chain. Experiment with different chains and cords!