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My first tutorial! I really suck at explaining things so I'm sorry if you don't understand. My English is limited. Not my native tongue. Feel free to ask questions and I'll try my very best to squeeze my wittle brain for answers.

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  • Step 1

    First things first: Plan your design. Always think ahead, especially on your first time. Experiment, use different methods, decorations, if you wish.

    Then, gather your materials.

  • How to make a pendant necklace. Clay Locket - Step 2
    Step 2

    I used a butterfly clay mold I made the other day. You can use beads, too.

    I've also thought of using wires, spiraling them, and push them into the clay to make abstract effects. Haven't done it yet, but you could try it out.

  • How to make a pendant necklace. Clay Locket - Step 3
    Step 3

    Take your clay, roll it, then using glue or whatever, flatten it like a pizza.

    *If using molds: for the front of the locket (where the design will be,) make it a a bit thicker than the back part.

  • How to make a pendant necklace. Clay Locket - Step 4
    Step 4

    Using the cap of a gluestick, or any material you can use, cut out a circle from the clay.

  • How to make a pendant necklace. Clay Locket - Step 5
    Step 5

    Sprinkle baby powder on the clay and push it into the mold. Cut it out again with the cap and make sure the design is in the center. Smoothen edges with a toothpick.

    *The one on the left is flat. I made a new one and made it an almost dome shape.

  • How to make a pendant necklace. Clay Locket - Step 6
    Step 6

    You can use a brush, too, for making it smooth. Then let it dry, or bake. Depends on what kind of clay you used.

  • How to make a pendant necklace. Clay Locket - Step 7
    Step 7

    After it has dried, I sued nail file to, again, smoothen it & remove fingerprints.

  • How to make a pendant necklace. Clay Locket - Step 8
    Step 8

    Cut out a strip of ribbon, at least an inch, depending on the size of your locket.

  • How to make a pendant necklace. Clay Locket - Step 9
    Step 9

    Paste it on the back sides, like in the picture.

  • How to make a pendant necklace. Clay Locket - Step 10
    Step 10

    Now you can flip it up and down. Sew the lower part of the ribbon so the lockets won't.. uh.. sway.

  • How to make a pendant necklace. Clay Locket - Step 11
    Step 11

    Smoothen the edges again with the nail file until satisfied. (haha)

  • How to make a pendant necklace. Clay Locket - Step 12
    Step 12

    Paint it with the color you desire. I originally planned to use paint, but the color I wanted is not currently available in stores.

    So instead, I used a brown glittery nail polish. After it has dried, I coated it with clear nail polish.

    I don't know how it reacts with varnishes, though. I've heard that the colors change sometimes..

  • How to make a pendant necklace. Clay Locket - Step 13
    Step 13

    Put the string through the loop.

  • How to make a pendant necklace. Clay Locket - Step 14
    Step 14

    Then paste a picture (using super glue, other glue don't work with clay).

    I haven't decided on what to put on mine though :/

  • How to make a pendant necklace. Clay Locket - Step 15
    Step 15

    I made an adjustable loop with the necklace. To do so, take both ends.

  • How to make a pendant necklace. Clay Locket - Step 16
    Step 16

    Tie the other end (Let's say, end A) to the other (B) like in the picture. It's quite hard to explain.

  • How to make a pendant necklace. Clay Locket - Step 17
    Step 17

    Then tie end B to the end A. Now by pulling the ends, you can adjust the size of the necklace.

    Or if you can, just use those metal thing-y.

  • How to make a pendant necklace. Clay Locket - Step 18
    Step 18

    And voila.

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Ichigo M.
Ichigo M. · 13 projects
Epic.
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Jet H.
Jet H. · Haarlem, North Holland, NL · 108 projects
aaaw what a great idea, love it sooo pretty and such a great tute you've made.
adorable gift or for us selfs;-D xxxxxxx
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