Tuscany-Inspired Necklace

Materials

  • Polyform Oven-Bake Clay: Premo! Sculpey Accents Gold, Sculpey UltraLight
  • Gold link chain, 10” length
  • Glass beads: blue, 57; gold, 112
  • Gold findings: jump rings, three; crimp beads, two; eye pin; clasp
  • Beading wire, 26” length

Tools

  • Polyform Sculpey Clay Conditioning Machine
  • Rubber stamp of choice
  • Alcohol ink markers
  • Small round or oval cutter
  • Needle-nose pliers, wire cutters, crimping pliers
  • Parchment-lined baking sheet and oven

Basic Supplies

wax paper or plastic wrap, spray bottle of water, craft knife, copy paper

Directions

STEP 1

  • Roll small sheet of Gold clay on #2 setting through Clay Conditioning Machine. (Note: Clay sheet should be large enough to accommodate stamp.) Place sheet of clay on sheet of copy paper. Lightly spray stamp with water; press stamp firmly into clay sheet and remove. See Photo 1.

STEP 2

  • Use craft knife to cut around edge of stamped pattern, leaving small border, creating pendant shape. See Photo 2.

STEP 3

  • Place sheet of copy paper over pendant; lightly press edges down so clay is curved. See Photo 3.

STEP 4

  • Knead 1/4” ball of UltraLight clay in hands and slightly flatten. Place sheet of wax paper over clay; press cutter into clay going through paper. (Note: The paper helps to round the edges of the cutter.) See Photo 4 and Photo 5.

STEP 5

  • Position stamped pendant over UltraLight clay. See Photo 6.

STEP 6

  • Use wire cutters to cut eye pin to 1/2” length; insert into top back of pendant.

STEP 7

  • Follow manufacturer’s instructions to bake pendant on parchment-lined baking sheet in oven. Let cool completely.

STEP 8

  • Use alcohol ink markers to color in impressed areas on pendant. See Photo 7 and Photo 8. Let dry.

STEP 9

  • On beading wire, string two gold beads, blue bead, and two gold beads along length, repeating pattern until all beads have been used. Use needle-nose pliers to form loop on eye pin on pendant. Attach pendant on center of gold/blue beaded strand.

STEP 10

  • Find center of right side of necklace; fold wire end above blue bead. Add crimp bead and crimp using crimping pliers. Thread wire end straight across necklace to blue bead on left side; insert wire end through bead and add crimp bead. Crimp bead and trim wire end. Tuck wire ends through bead. (Note: This creates second gold/blue beaded strand.)

STEP 11

  • Use jump rings to attach crimped wire ends to each end of gold chain.

STEP 12

  • To finish, attach clasp on one end of gold chain and remaining jump ring on other end.

Tip

  • 1. If you don't have a cutter, use your hands to shape and round the clay into oval.
by Syndee Holt for Polyform Products
Tuscany-Inspired Necklace
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