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Polymer Clay Necklace: Mix and Match Statement Jewellery

Polymer Clay Necklace: Mix and Match Statement Jewellery

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Need to add some extra pizazz and style to your FaceTime call? You can’t go wrong with a fun statement polymer clay necklace! For extra versatility, you can create a variety of pieces that can be mixed and matched – so you need never be caught in the same necklace two days in a row! Check out Penelope Quinn’s tutorial below, and learn how to create your own.

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How To Make A Statement Polymer Clay Necklace

Step 1:

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Clean all your equipment and surface using rubbing alcohol. Now, make a shade of light blue by mixing together equal parts royal blue and white clay. Roll this out to about 0.4mm thick using an acrylic roller.

Polymer clay necklace tutorial step

Hint: Using two lolly sticks taped together is really helpful for getting a uniform thickness when rolling out.

Step 2:

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To create a speckled effect, chop off small pieces of the aqua, white and blue clay using a knife, and place these on the light blue clay you’ve just rolled out.

Polymer clay necklace tutorial step

Gently roll this out until the small pieces are pushed into the rolled out clay. Cut out a doughnut shape with cookie cutters.

Polymer clay necklace tutorial step

Hint: Is clay sticking to your roller? Try cleaning again with rubbing alcohol! Don’t forget to make your hole by dipping the sewing needle into rubbing alcohol, and gently pushing through the clay, until it comes out the other side, then removing this needle, and making a bigger hole with the wool needle.

Step 3:

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To create stripes, roll out small snakes of each colour of clay, and place them next to each other.

Polymer clay necklace tutorial step

Roll them out, and cut out 2 of your desired shape.

Polymer clay necklace tutorial step

Place a skewer on top of one shape, and put the other shape on top.

Polymer clay necklace tutorial step

Gently roll, and remove the skewer. Cut again with the blade so the triangle is uniform.

Step 4:

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Make beads by mixing up the remaining clay.

Step 5:

Bake all your pieces in an oven at 100 degrees Celsius for 15 minutes.

Step 6:

Once they are cool, you can lightly sandpaper off any rough edges.

Step 7:

Finished project mix and match design 1

Thread onto twine and you’re done!

Finished project mix and match design 2

Your bold and beautiful polymer clay necklace is complete, and all that’s left to do is put together your first bead mix, and put it on!

Finished project mix and match design 3

Looking for more clever jewellery creations to try your hand at? Check out the rest of our projects, tutorials and articles right here.

Lisa at Create & Craft


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