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Time:1h30
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Pretty Easy

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Strathaven, GB
2009
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Tattoo inspired polymer clay pendants

These easy to make pendants can be personalised with any name for a unique little present!
I have used here some traditional tattoo style lettering, but why not try the name of your favourite band,or your boyfriend's name.....

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  1. How to make a heart shaped pendant. Polymer Clay Tattoo Style Necklace - Step 1 1

    take a grape-sized piece of red polymer clay, and shape into a heart around a piece of wire. bend the borrom of the wire into a hook shape before inserting, to make it more secure.

  2. How to make a heart shaped pendant. Polymer Clay Tattoo Style Necklace - Step 2 2

    Roll out some white polymer clay thinly, and cut into strips about 5mm wide and one and a half times the width of the heart

  3. How to make a heart shaped pendant. Polymer Clay Tattoo Style Necklace - Step 3 3

    Cut little "v" shapes out of each end of white strip and lay across the heart

  4. How to make a heart shaped pendant. Polymer Clay Tattoo Style Necklace - Step 4 4

    Fold over each end of white strip like this.....

  5. How to make a heart shaped pendant. Polymer Clay Tattoo Style Necklace - Step 5 5

    Make tiny roses by rolling up a little strip of red polymer clay.
    Form tiny leaves from green polymer clay as shown.....




  6. How to make a heart shaped pendant. Polymer Clay Tattoo Style Necklace - Step 6 6

    Gently press rose/ leaves in place.
    Gently press white "ribbon " in place.
    Bake in oven at 130 degrees C for 30 minutes

  7. How to make a heart shaped pendant. Polymer Clay Tattoo Style Necklace - Step 7 7

    When cool, add lettering.
    Either use waterproof ink and a super-fine calligraphy pen, or else use another image transfer technique of your choice....

  8. How to make a heart shaped pendant. Polymer Clay Tattoo Style Necklace - Step 8 8

    Give the completed pendant 2 or 3 coats of varnish.
    Add 3 little black seed beads to wire, then form a loop and attatch to some thonging.

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