DIY Neon + Neutral Necklace

by Alicia on November 3, 2011


Here’s a $10, 30-minute DIY project that will add a punch of color to any outfit. It’s been a while since I broke out the polymer clay, but the fluo inspiration got me back in the game.


You’ll need some clay, a clay knife (or razor blade), a skewer and some chain.


Condition your clay and then roll it into a simple snake shape. Insert your skewer to make the center hole and roll the snake bit more to keep an even shape. As long as your clay isn’t super soft you should be able to easily pull the skewer out and then slice into beads with you clay knife.


I wanted the beads to be somewhat organic so I didn’t worry about making each one identical. After I finished the pink beads I repeated the process with the beige color and then laid each bead flat on the tile and baked according to the package directions.


Fifteen minutes later they were finished. Thread the beads on your chain randomly. I used more pink than beige.


Wear and enjoy :)

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

grace - stripes & sequins November 3, 2011 at 12:08 pm

Such a fun project – nice job!


Erin- Thanks I Made It November 3, 2011 at 12:15 pm

I love the color combination– you’ve got a great eye for those


Alicia November 3, 2011 at 12:49 pm

Thanks Erin + Grace!


Krista November 6, 2011 at 7:45 am

Love this. Looks good enough to eat!


Genevieve November 10, 2011 at 1:25 pm

Great color combination. Rediscovering beige thanks to the neon craze.


alicia November 10, 2011 at 2:03 pm



Emma June 24, 2012 at 6:43 am

Finally, a use for the neon pink Fimo my aunty gave me back in the 90′s! Thanks for the tutorial.


alicia June 24, 2012 at 11:57 am

So welcome!


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