Lacuna Loft loves a good DIY project…especially one that also helps you feel gorgeous and put together! When we saw this DIY for Marble Jade Earrings and Pendant by A Beautiful Mess, we knew we had to make a version of our own! Here are directions to a DIY statement necklace with a marbled color charm 🙂
Here’s what you will need:
[list_item]2 different colors of polymer clay[/list_item]
[list_item]necklace chain or embroidery floss[/list_item]
[list_item]polymer safe gloss finish[/list_item]
[list_item]oven + baking sheet[/list_item]
I took two lovely shades of clay, warmed them each up in my hands, and gently rolled them together until the colors were blended like I wanted. The tutorial from A Beautiful Mess focuses on creating a beautiful jade color but I mixed a pale pink and turquoise 🙂 I repeated this process 5 times to create 5 small “beads” (I put that in quotation marks because there has to be some sort of size limit to calling something a bead and I am sure that I’ve surpassed whatever that limit might be haha). In each “bead” I stuck a long eyelet.
The clay came with directions for baking. I ended up baking the largest “bead” (the one I’ll put in the middle of the statement necklace) for 1.5 hours and the smaller ones for an hour. I suggest reading the instructions, baking as instructed, and then checking each “bead” when it comes out of the oven. I had to put mine back in a few times because they hadn’t completely hardened yet.
After letting the beads cool (this could take a little while), I coated each bead with this glossy glaze to give them each a glossy finish. I used a different glaze than the tutorial this post was inspired from…mainly because I couldn’t find the one she used. You can use any kind of polymer safe gloss finish. When they dried, I strung them in the order I liked best onto a length of embroidery floss (I just couldn’t find a chain that I liked!) and voila!
I really love the finished product. This DIY statement necklace is really nice to dress up a pair of jeans or add some great color to a darker outfit. What do you think? 🙂