I love polymer clay! It reminds me of my years in primary school when it was kind of a trendy craft supply (is that a thing?). It was especially popular among girls and we would make one polymer clay necklace after the other. Making them surely did some good for our creativity, so hooray for that! But honestly, the jewelry we would make back then isn’t something I would wear today if you know what I mean.
Luckily, we have learned a thing or two about design since then. And this polymer clay necklace that we are making today sure is a much more pleasing (and wearable!) addition to my accessory stash.
It is very easy to make, so a great beginner project. And I can guarantee you will get a lot of ‘Where did you get this?’ when wearing it. Read on to learn how to make your statement polymer clay necklace.
To make your polymer clay necklace you will need:
- Fimo Soft polymer clay in purple, pink, orange and green
- 37 inch (94 cm) neon-green synthetic rope
- Thread in a matching color
- A sturdy smoothie straw (or something similar to make the holes in the pendants)
Let’s make this!
1 Cut a small piece of clay (about the same size you want your pendant to be).
2 Knead it in your hands so it becomes softer and shape it into a rectangular solid.
3 Repeat so you have all four pendants.
4 Using your smoothie straw (or a similar tool) make holes through your pendants.
5 Bake the pendants following the manufacturer’s instructions. If using Fimo SOft polymer clay, bake for 30 min at 230 °F (110 °C).
6 Burn both ends of your rope to prevent fraying.
7 Slip the rope through the holes in your pendants.
8 Tie the ends of the rope together using a square knot. Follow this tutorial to tie the knot (by the way, some really amazing knots on this site!).
9 To prevent the knot from unraveling sew the knot together with a thread.
This is it. It’s a great statement necklace and works really well with a plain t-shirt or a white shirt. I’ve been wearing mine a lot, and have gotten many compliments. And a lot of wows, when I tell people I’ve made it myself! So how are you going to wear yours?