If you enjoy wearing whimsical and creative jewellery, you can make the jewellery even more interesting by making it yourself using craft supplies. This enables you to customise the jewellery to create pendants that you might not otherwise find in stores or boutiques. For example, make a necklace that looks like "two peas in a pod" out of polymer clay, which can be purchased at a craft store and baked in a standard oven.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
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Things you need
- 113gr. green polymer clay
- Rolling pin
- Clay knife
- Craft wire
- Wire cutters
- Needle-nosed pliers
- Baking tray
- Cotton cording
Roll out 56.7gr. of green polymer clay into a sheet that is 1/8 inch thick. Use a clay knife to cut out two pointed ovals that are 1 inch by 3 inches from the clay sheet.
Lay the two pointed ovals next to each other vertically with the sides touching. Press the touching edge together from end to end, which will create a pea pod form.
Roll 56.7gr. of green polymer clay into a coil that measures 1/2 inch by 2 inches. Separate the coil into two pieces and roll each piece into a ball. These will become the two peas inside of the pea pod.
Insert the clay peas into the pea pod with your fingers. Gently press the pod against the peas so that the peas are secure.
Insert a toothpick into and out of one end of the pea pod, which will create a hole to hang your pea pod pendant from.
Cut a craft wire to measure 1 inch long using wire cutters. Insert the wire into the hole in the pea pod, then bend the wire into a loop using needle-nosed pliers.
Place the "two peas in a pod" pendant onto a baking tray and bake it in a standard 200-degree Fahrenheit oven for 10 minutes. Let the pea pod pendant cool for 30 minutes.
Cut a length of cotton cording using scissors to measure 8 inches long. Thread the cording through the wire loop on the pendant and tie the ends of the cording together to complete the necklace.
Tips and warnings
- Do not touch polymer clay that is still hot or it can burn your skin.
- Keep hot polymer clay and hot baking trays out of the reach of children.
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