How to Make the Evenstar Pendant in Clay

Written by andrew dewitt
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  • Introduction

    How to Make the Evenstar Pendant in Clay

    The fantasy elven princess Arwen owns the Evenstar. In "The Lord of The Rings," she gives the priceless pendant to Aragorn as a sign of her undying love. You can create your own Evenstar pendant at home with clay. Polymer clay like Sculpey works best.

    (Illustrations by Andrew DeWitt)

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    Flatten two pieces of polymer clay into two triangle shapes that are 2 inches wide. Press the tip of each triangle slightly together with your index finger and thumb to shape the triangle into a petal form. Lay the triangles side-by-side so their tips are pointing away from each other. Curve each tip slightly upwards. Push the two petals together and seal them by pressing the joining edges together with a toothpick. Add small, slightly curved horizontal lines to the inside of each petal.

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    Roll a piece of clay between your thumb and index finger until it becomes a thin cylinder that's about 1 inch long. Repeat to make a second cylinder. Place the two cylinders side-by-side so they line up vertically. Gently bend the cylinder on the right over the left. Press the two bottom ends together.

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    Create the six jewels for the centre of the Evenstar. Round six tiny balls of clay that are about 1/2 inch in diameter. Carefully roll these balls into small cylinders. Pinch the ends of each cylinder together so that they come to a point. Press the side of the tip diagonally against a flat surface to create a flattened look on each end of the cylinders.

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    Put all the components together. Place the six cylinders inside the centre of the petals. Splay the cylinders out like a star so one points up, down, upper left, upper right, lower left and lower right. Place the two braided cylinders on the base of the petal. Use a toothpick to join them by pressing the clay from the cylinders into the clay from the petal.

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    Place the Evenstar on a a tinfoil wrapped baking sheet. Bake in an oven heated to 135 degrees Celsius for no more than 20 minutes. Remove the baking sheet and let the Evenstar cool for an hour.

  • Checklist

    Things you will need

    • Sculpey
    • Toothpick
    • Tinfoil
    • Baking sheet
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    Tips and warnings

    Have a photo reference of the Evenstar handy to make sculpting easier.

    Take your time. The Evenstar is small and delicate and you could end up having to start over quite a bit if you rush.

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