Beading / Jewelry

Kayapo Indian Necklace

By  Sandy Rollinger 

size: 6"x6"

  • Kayapo Indian Necklace


  • Polyform Studio by Sculpey Clay: Sunny Side Up, After Midnight
  • Pony beads: green, white, orange, yellow, black
  • Ribbon, 28” length


  • Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue
  • Clay-dedicated rolling pin or wooden dowel
  • Old or promo credit card (for cutter)
  • Plastic straw
  • Parchment-lined baking sheet
  • Oven
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • 1. On clean work surface, remove clay from packages. To condition, roll clay separately in hands until soft, bending and rolling until pliable. If clay cracks, keep conditioning.
  • 2. Roll Sunny Side Up clay into 6" log. Flatten and curve slightly. Use plastic straw to cut circles on ends of log. Press white and yellow pony beads in random pattern in yellow log.
  • 3. Roll After Midnight clay into 1-1/2"x2" rectangle. Use old credit card to cut top corners from rectangle creating hexagon shape. See photo. Press orange, green, and white pony beads in random pattern in black hexagon.
  • 4. Position yellow log and black hexagon on parchment-lined baking sheet. Follow manufacturer's instructions to bake clay pieces in oven. Let cool completely.
  • 5. Use craft glue to secure any loose pony beads in clay pieces. Let dry.
  • 6. Measure and cut three 4" ribbon lengths. Thread four orange and one black pony beads on each ribbon length; knot ends. Glue ribbon lengths on back of black hexagon. Let dry.
  • 7. Measure and cut 4" ribbon length. Glue one end of ribbon on back of yellow log. Glue black hexagon on other end of ribbon length. Let dry.
  • 8. Measure and cut 12" ribbon length. Insert ribbon ends in holes on ends of yellow log. Knot ends. Adjust size as needed to fit necklace around neck.