Beading / Jewelry

Inukshuk Necklace & Pin

By  Linda Valentino 

  • Inukshuk Necklace & Pin


  • Polyform Sculpey Bake Shop Clay: Tan, Brown, White, Black
  • Brown suede cording, 30" length


  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paints: Cocoa, Graphite, Grey Sky
  • Pin back
  • Parchment-lined baking sheet
  • Oven

Basic Supplies

  • scissors, ruler, toothpick, paintbrush, newspaper (to cover work surface)
  • 1. Adults, help kids when baking clay in oven.
  • 2. On clean work surface, remove clay from package. To condition, roll clay separately in hands until soft, bending and rolling until pliable. If clay cracks, keep conditioning.
  • 3. Roll 2" White clay ball with 1/2" Black clay ball, creating grey color.
  • 4. Roll five 1/2" balls and one 3/4" ball from grey clay. Using photo as guide, form 1/2" balls into head, two feet, and two body sections. (Shapes should resemble rocks). For arms, roll 3/4" ball into flat shape.
  • 5. Press shapes together forming inukshuk body. Use toothpick to add details and "crack" lines on rocks. Use toothpick to poke hole in head (for cording).
  • 6. For beads, roll 1" Brown clay ball and 1" Tan clay ball. Mix balls together, creating marbleized look. Roll ball into log. Use toothpick to cut four balls (beads). Poke holes in beads.
  • 7. Position inukshuk and beads on parchment-lined baking sheet. Follow manufacturer's instructions to bake in oven. Let cool completely.
  • 8. On covered work surface, lightly brush inukshuk Grey Sky. Let dry. Lightly brush inukshuk Cocoa. Let dry. Paint toothpick details and areas between shapes Graphite. Let dry.
  • 9. Measure and cut 30" suede cording length. Adjust size as needed. String inukshuk on cording. Thread bead on length, make knot, then other bead, make knot. Repeat for other side of inukshuk. Knot ends together.
  • 10. For pin, create inukshuk as above, using one less body section. After creating shapes, form inukshuk and push pin back into back of body. Follow manufacturer's instructions to bake in oven.