It’s not too early to start thinking about homemade gifts for the holidays. If you have never played with jewelry clay before, this project is a perfect starter craft. I used inexpensive chip beads and jewelry clay to make some really high end looking purple stone cluster jewelry. These pieces make wonderful holiday gifts!
When you buy EnviroTex Jewelry Clay the package will contain two containers. These containers hold the two parts that need to be mixed together to activate the clay.
Be sure to put on a pair of gloves to protect your hands. Then take equal parts of both Part A and Part B from the jewelry clay kit.
Mix the two parts together until the clay is a uniform color, without any marbling of the two colors. You now have about 2 hours of work time to finish your project before the clay hardens permanently.
You only need a small bit of the clay to fill in a pendant bezel. I will include links for all the supplies needed for these projects at the end of the post.
Begin to press the chip beads firmly into the jewelry clay. Fill the entire bezel with chip beads. I chose to use amethyst tone chip beads, but you can choose whatever color you, or your giftee, like best!
Use the smallest chip beads to fill in any gaps where the jewelry clay is peeking through. The irregular shape of the chip beads will give your pendant a beautiful, organic look.
The clay will harden into a porcelain white color, and the beads will be permanently embedded in the clay.
Add a pendant to a chain to have a beautiful custom necklace that makes a stunning gift!
I had some mixed clay left over after making two pendants, so used the last of it making this gorgeous compact. I added chip beads to the top of the compact using the same technique I used for the pendants.
I love the luxe look of the compact now!
I think the finished pieces have such a high end look to them! Since you need so little of the jewelry clay to make one pendant, you can make several of these in one sitting. Think of all the homemade gifts you could make with this simple technique!
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