DIY Polymer Clay Sand Dollar Necklace
Shell Mold (I go the above mold from Michael’s)
Premo Clay ( I used a cream/nude color since I knew I was going to paint them)
Gold Paint (or color of your choice)
Waxed String/ Cord
Step 1: Make your shell pendant
I had fun playing around with the mold I purchased and making a lot of the different shells, In the end I decided to use the sand dollar. When working with polymer clay you’ll want to work with it in your hands for few minute and warm it up first, then push it into the mold. When I pulled it out I had excess on the sides of the shape so I used my tools to cut the excess off. After you get the shape you want you’ll bake it according to the package directions.
Step 2: Paint!
I wanted a gold shell necklace so I just used some awesome metallic gold craft paint to paint them. I love how they turned out!
Step 3: Make your necklace
I went for super easy this time and just used 7 strands of waxed cord. The clamp clasp closure is SO simple, just lay your cord flat and then clamp it on. I purchased the clasp at Michael’s but I’ve seen them everywhere that has a jewelry making section, even Walmart. You can put the closures on before you put the sand dollar on.
Step 4: Tie on your pendant with a simple knot
So I don’t know what this knot is called, which is super annoying, sorry! All you do is fold your necklace in half and stick the folded center through the whole in your pendant, once its on the other side of the pendant open it up (so its not folded anymore) and then stick the rest of the necklace through the loop. Pull to tighten and Voila! your necklace is finished.
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