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Sunday, December 23, 2012

Creating a Doodle Clay Pendant Necklace

Creating your own jewelry can be fun.  It is very easy to do.

All you need are the following supplies:

Bisque Pendants

Hemp Cording

Fine Line Black Sharpie Permanent Marker

Varnish (any type)

Paint Brush

Begin by drawing your design on to the bisque clay pendant.  You can paint or even use colored sharpie markers if you want. I just did the design on the front.  You can create your masterpiece all over the entire pendant if you so choose.

Next, I used craft varnish and lightly brush over a few coats of varnish, allowing it to dry in between coats.  You can opt to dip your pendant in the varnish instead of using the paint brush. I would recommend coating all sides of your pendant, since the piece will not be glazed and fired in a kiln.

After your pendant has fully dried, it is time to add the hemp cording.  You can really use any type of string to hold your pendant.  It is really up to you.

You will need to decide how long you want the necklace to be.  Keep in mind that you will need to get it on and off of your head, so allow for that when you are determining the length.  You can add clasps if you would like, but for this tutorial I am choosing not to.

Once you have cut the desired length for your cord, pull the ends up together so they are even with each other, or close to.

Place both ends of the cord together through the hole in your pendant, from the front to the back.  See above picture.

Next tie a knot toward the end of the cord with the two ends together.

Once you have the ends tied, you will want to pull the cord so most of it is not to the back side.  You will have a small loop left to the front.  

Place the knotted longer side through the hoop while pulling tight.  You should end up with a look as shown in the picture above.

Your pendant is now finished and ready to be worn.  You may also trim the excess string after your knot if you would like.  Just make sure you still leave a little tail so it does not come untied.



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