DIY Geometric Necklace

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.

Supplies

- 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

Steps:

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!

69 comments

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    • alicia says:

      Thanks! I think you can also buy polymer clay that’s already glittered, but it’s so easy to add it too. Isn’t everything better with glitter? :)

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  3. Aiden says:

    I was actually just about to put my sculpey away, but I think I’ll make one or two of these before I nod off for the night. Very cool idea, thanks for sharing!

  4. Ella says:

    I’m having trouble getting clean sharp edges when I slice of the clay. I always ending up smushing it some and by the end it looks more like an oddly shaped lump than a faceted piece of jewelry. Any tips?

    • alicia says:

      What are you using to slice the clay? If you have trouble with a razor blade I recommend buying a clay knife from the craft store for a few dollars. It’s thin and sharp and perfect for making clean cuts. When I use mine I slowly slide it along the clay while pressing to keep the blade moving without squishing. You might also try letting the clay sit for an hour before cutting it if it is still warm from shaping when you usually try and slice it. I hope these help a bit! Besides that it’s just a bit of practice.

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  7. shalini says:

    Looks beautiful. I’ve been planning to make some simple jewelry to give as gifts, but I have air dry clay and was wondering if this would work with that too.

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    • Alicia says:

      Yay, awesome! I bet you’ll be addicted now like I am :) Love your shirt – sorry I can’t comment on your post because I don’t have a blogger or openid!

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