Most of my crafting projects revolve around home decor, so I decided to try something new. I don’t have much experience with clay, but when I made my DIY Sparkle Ring Dishes, I had a lot of fun.
I used a marbling technique on the clay, and floss to add some colored tassels. I ended up making several different shapes and sizes of the pendants, and set a few aside to make bracelets too. I kept a few necklaces for myself, and gifted the rest of them. They were a big hit!
- Oven Bake Clay – I used black, a shimmery white and silver
- Clay Tools – The last clay project I completed, I did not buy the tools. For this project, I purchased an inexpensive set, and it made a huge difference! I’d highly recommend purchasing a small set.
- Jump Hooks, Clasps and Necklaces – I chose Rose Gold
- Needle Nose Pliers
- Baking Sheet
- Parchment Paper
- Fork (seriously!)
First, break off two parts white, one part silver and half part black clay. Roll each of your pieces of clay into the same length ropes. Twist the ropes together, and then fold the twisted rope in half, and twist again.
Next, flatten your rope with a smooth rolling pin. Then, fold your flattened clay in half a few times, until you are happy with the marbling pattern. Roll out the clay into a 1/4 inch thick circle, and cut out your shapes. I made a variety of rectangles and semi circles.
Transfer your pendants to a baking sheet covered with parchment paper. Use your tools to clean up any edges on the pendants and poke holes for jump rings. Bake according to the directions.
In the picture above, you’ll see I made my Marble Clay Ring Holders at the same time. Once you take the pendents out of the oven, use a wet, fine grit sandpaper to smooth any edges. If you accidentally burn any of your clay (I definitely did!), you can see how to salvage your project by reading my Ring Holder project above.
Finish your statement necklaces by adding jump rings or clasps and attaching to chains. I also added some fun tassels to a few of the necklaces to incorporate a pop of color. See the video below to see how I made them!
To make the tassels, but a piece of floss 3-4 inches long, and set aside. Wind your floss around the tongs of a fork 10x, and cut. Use the clip to clip the loose end of the tassel, and tie your precut floss around the tassel strings in the first tong. I wound the floss around the other strings several time before tying tightly. With the clip still closed around the tassel, slide the tassel off of the fork, and attach the top loop to a jump ring. Remove the clip and cut the loops at the bottom of the tassel. Fluff and enjoy!