DIY Mint Polymer Clay Statement Necklace

Monday, February 4, 2013

New trends are always an interesting thing.  Take those new moon walker high top tennis shoes with Velcro that are popping up everywhere.  Hmmm.  I tried on a pair at Target just for kicks and I have come to the conclusion that I am just not cool enough for high top moon shoes.  If you have a pair of moon shoes, go you.  BUT I am loving all the mint that has been popping up for spring, that is a trend I am on board with for sure.  I wanted to make a new fun statement necklace that had a pop of color for spring so this is what I came up with.

What you will need:
  • Mint polymer clay.  I actually made this color by combing equal parts light blue and emerald green. 
  • Toothpick or bead maker tool if you want longer tube beads. 
  • Razor
  • Waxed leather or cotton cord
Here is what you do...

Condition your clay before starting.  Roll various sized peices into balls and then place them on a flat surface and roll them into tubes.  Pierce each tube with the toothpick.  If you want to make longer sized tube beads, use a long bead making tool or a wire hanger.


Roll out as many tubes as you want to put on your necklace, making each a little different in size. Place your tube beads on a designated polymer clay baking sheet and bake for ONLY 10 minutes.




Carefully remove each tube bead off of the baking sheet and slice off each end with the razor blade and discard.  Then use the razor and begin slicing up each tube to make different sized beads, or keep the same size and just remove the ends to make them flat.  Make sure you work quickly.  Place the beads back into the oven and bake for the remainder of the time according to your clay directions.


Place your beads onto the waxed cotton cord.  For the middle bead I used this technique.  Attach whatever closure you like and you are done!



13 comments:

Melissa said...

LOVE! I am going to try this with yellow as soon as I get some

Regina of Live Delightfully said...

I love that color!! Great necklace!!

Brynn Renné said...

Love! The various sizes of cuts add lots of interest! Great statement piece :) XO Brynn

Alexa said...

Ah I just feel like spring is right around the corner looking at this lovely mint color! Adore it!

Lindsay said...

Cute idea momma!

Brittany GraceAnn said...

can you just give me this one?! that would be GREAT! super cute.

Amanda said...

Great color for spring! I have never used polymer clay before but have always admired the colors when passing it at the craft store. I have a daughter that enjoys crafting and this would be fun for both her and I! Thanks for posting.

Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted said...

Mint is a trend I can get on board for too! Moon boots? Probably not. Cute necklace!

sherri lynn said...

I looove all of the mint that is popping up everywhere! It was a perfect choice for this pretty necklace. I still have not done anything with polymer clay...one day I will!

mrsczi said...

Cute necklace! :-)

JoaN said...

Hi!
I am watching more than a year your blog and I really love it: The colors, theme, content, constant frequency of posts! Thanks for this brilliant DIY!

Welcome said...

lov this t-shirt and mint!

Taylorjeansteve said...

What is oven temp? Your clay jewelry is GORGEOUS!!!

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