Time Required :
About an hour
Beginner
Beginner
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modern polymer clay pendant necklace

Update your ensemble with this trendsetting clay pendant necklace.
Step 1
To create the circle, break off a quarter of a block of white clay. Roll in your hands until soft and form a snake.
 
Break off a quarter of the brick of gray granite. Roll in your hands until soft and form into a snake. 
Step 2
Twist the white and gray snakes together. Keep twisting until the colors have marbled together, and then roll into a ball.
 
Form the ball of marbled white and gray into snake, and then bring the ends together, making a circle. Smooth the ends together. 
Step 3
Use a wire cutter to trim a head pin so that the length is no longer than the thickness of the circle. 
 
Push the head pin into the top of the circle, making sure that it does not poke through to the center. 
Step 4
Break off a quarter of the block of black clay and then break it in half again. Use only half of the quarter piece of clay.
 
Condition the clay by rolling it in your hands. When the clay has softened, roll into a ball and then into a snake. 
Step 5
Use a clay cutter to chop the ends flat to create the black bar. This should be the same width as the radius of the circle.
 
Place the black bar across the center of the circle and lightly press to attach it on the sides. Set aside. 
Step 6
In order to create the hanging piece, take a quarter of the brick of gray granite clay and a pinch of black clay and soften them both. 
 
Twist the colors together, creating a marble effect, and then roll into a ball. 
Step 7
Roll the ball out into a snake and use a clay cutter to slice the ends evenly. Make the hanging piece as long as desired.
 
Trim a head pin and slide into the top of the hanging piece. Be careful to not poke through the side of the clay. 
Step 8
Preheat oven to 275°.
 
Place all three pieces of clay onto a flat piece of foil and carefully place in the heated oven. Bake for 15 minutes.
 
Tip: Check the clay after 10 minutes to make sure it has not burned. The goal is to bake it long enough to harden. 
Step 9
Carefully remove the clay from the oven and let cool.
 
To create the necklace, shorten the chain from the package to desired length, using pliers to open a link and separate from the rest. 
Step 10
Open four jump rings. To open and close a jump ring, grasp both sides of your jump ring (along the center opening) with two pairs of pliers, one on each side, and twist the jump ring open. Never pull the jump ring “out” to open as this will cause distortion.
 
Slide one jump ring onto the head pin of the clay hanging piece and attach to the middle of the chain. Close jump ring. 
Step 11
Attach a jump ring to the head pin on the circle piece. Set the other two aside for closing the chain.
 
With the hanging piece on the table, hold the two ends of the chain up and weave through the circle piece. The chain should go over the bottom of the circle, behind the black bar, and through the jump ring attached to the head pin. 
Step 12
Slide a jump ring onto one end of the chain and close.
 
Slide a jump ring through the last link of the other end of chain and attach a lobster claw. Close jump ring.
 
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  • 809188166
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    Item # 10151201 
    $4.29
    • Color: Gold
    • Size: 100
    • Count: 100
    • Color: Gold
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    • Count: 100
    • Color: Gold
    • Size: 100
    • Count: 100
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    Item # 10183706 
    $2.79
    • Color: Gray Granite
    • Size: 2 oz
    • Color: Gray Granite
    • Size: 2 oz
    • Color: Gray Granite
    • Size: 2 oz
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    Item # 10605931 
    $2.49
    • Color: Black
    • Size: 2 oz
    • Color: Black
    • Size: 2 oz
    • Color: Black
    • Size: 2 oz
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    Item # 10605980 
    $2.49
    • Color: White
    • Size: 2 oz
    • Color: White
    • Size: 2 oz
    • Color: White
    • Size: 2 oz
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