DIY: Geometric-ish Gold Leaf-ish Necklace

Land of Nams: living in Johannesburg, exploring the world, documenting the things I love

I’m in a crafty mood this week so you’ll just have to deal with it. Tomorrow I’m painting a god damn chair. Today though, another necklace. While this necklace isn’t as inventive as yesterday’s it’s still cool. For this project you’ll need:

Polymer clay in whichever color you want.

A razor blade

A toothpick

Acrylic paint in gold

Paint brush

Oven

Long chain

First, cut off a chunk of your clay with a razor. It is often already marked so just cut off the smallest chunk. Prep it by massaging it with your hands so it is no longer flaky (this is a must). Roll it into a ball with your hands. Then take your razor blade and slice off chunks from the sphere so you are left with a vaguely geometric shape that you are happy with. Use your toothpick to make a hole in your bead where your chain will go. Use your razor blade to fix the parts that got misshapen when you stuck the toothpick in. Then take the slices you cut off earlier with the razor and smush ’em together until they are one big mass. Repeat the steps to make two smaller vaguely geometric beads. Bake it in the oven according to the instructions to set them. After they cool paint them with your gold color. You can dip them, paint them partially or cover the entire bead. I used a brush to partially paint them because the paint was too thick to dip and I was too lazy to thin it out. Let them dry. Put them on your chain with the biggest bead in the center. Voila! I’m going to try for earrings whenever I get to a store that carries jewelry findings.

Land of Nams: living in Johannesburg, exploring the world, documenting the things I love

Land of Nams: living in Johannesburg, exploring the world, documenting the things I love

Land of Nams: living in Johannesburg, exploring the world, documenting the things I love

*Sorry for the low quality and high noise of the pictures, I was too lazy to use my tripod. My 50mmF1.8 is coming soon though and then NIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY WILL BE MY MINE!

4 thoughts on “DIY: Geometric-ish Gold Leaf-ish Necklace

  1. I have no idea what polymer clay is. I have no idea what an F1.8 is. And I can’t believe you make all these things. Geez.

    I like this one very much. Please make one for me. Or maybe I can come over and play with the clay myself.

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