Polymer Clay Necklace tutorial
I am so happy to share a sweet polymer clay necklace.
Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and this would be a very sweet gift for your favorite sweethearts.
Head to the craft store or your craft stash.
You will need:
- Sculpey Polymer clay in the colors you desire. I used red, brown, gold and translucent.
- Jump rings
- Craft wire- black 19 gauge
- Wire cutters
- Something to roll the clay out: clay conditioner, small dowel or an aerosol can in a pinch
- Rubber Stamps
- StazOn Ink Pad- Jet Black
- Small Scalloped Rectangle Clay Cutter
- Clay cutting tool
- Toaster oven
- Coffee stirrer straw
- Butterfly shape clay cutter
Condition brown clay by warming and working in your hands or putting it through the clay conditioner.
Roll out clay to about 1/8 inch thick.
Cut 2 rectangles from brown clay.
Cut 3 one-inch pieces of black wire.
Bend each piece of wire into a u shape.
Place one piece of wire at the top of the envelope and two at the bottom.
Add the other rectangle on top, lining up edges.
Press gently and smooth edges slightly.
Next use the straight edge to make the envelope lines on the rectangle.
Condition a small ball of red clay and pinch and shape into a tiny heart.
Add it to the center of the envelope.
You can make or use whatever little charms you would like to the bottom.
I made 2 simple ones.
To make the butterfly charm, condition and roll the gold clay out to 1/8 inch thick.
Cut out the butterfly shape and stamp with StazOn ink.
Poke a hole in the top with the toothpick.
Condition and roll the translucent clay.
Stamp with a small sentiment stamp.
Trim rectangular shape around the sentiment with the straight edge.
Poke a hole in the corner with the coffee stirrer straw.
Follow package directions to bake the clay pieces in a toaster oven devoted to craft use.
Once cool, assemble necklace with jump rings.
You can easily personalize this with colors for each person.
You could also use small alphabet stamps to add the person’s name or initials.
If you use split rings instead of jump rings you could use it for a keychain instead of a necklace charm.
With help, this is an easy enough craft for children to do.
Thanks so much for hosting me, Jess!
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