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DIY: Beaded Necklace

2nd September 2014

Oh how I love a craft post! I haven’t done one in a little bit, even though I have so many ideas I want to try! It’s just harder to find the time and space sometimes, but this week I managed to create something I’m really happy with.

 

Now if you follow me on Instagram, you will have seen me posting images of my latest creation. Yes, I’ve been making cute beaded necklaces with a marble effect. And if you fancy making your own, here are the things you’ll need:

Polymer Clay (I got mine from Ebay!),

A Pin or Toothpick,

Some String, or whatever material you’d like your ‘chain’ to be,

Glitter (optional, but totally cute!).

And I’m gonna walk you through how I created this.

  1. Assemble all your tools, in a clean protected work space.

  2. 2. Decide on what colour clay you want to use. If using two together to make a marble effect like I did, try to use two that compliment each other well.

  3. 3. Start to squish, roll and soften your clay. It’s gona be quite tough at first so you really wana loosen it up. You could even use a glass or rolling pin to flatten and roll it out. You can also add glitter to it now if you wish.

  4. 4. Mix in your second colour, if you wish to use one, and then roll this all together into a ball. You can decide on the size . I did one big one, two medium, and two a little smaller. I also used a range of colours too. Once you have your balls, pop your pin or toothpick right through the middle. You want this to be the width of your string, so it can pass through easily.

  5. 5. Now pop all your little creations on a baking tray & cook in the oven for 20 minutes at Gas Mark 4. I’m not sure what the equivalent of this is outside UK etc, but it’s easily googled! Once done, let them cool for another 10-15. They should be hard now, and not able to squish.

  6. 6. Now you’re ready to loop the string through, adjust it to the length you like & cut where needed. Then just tie the two string ends in a knot to secure.

Voila! A pretty little creation to call your own.

This idea can be adjusted to make a bracelet, or maybe a key ring trinket etc. As you can see from the above photos, you don’t just have to stick to spherical shapes either!

There’s a lot of possibilities. I’m sure I’ll be making a few more of these ^_^

What do you guys think?

 

lovej

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