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Adorable flower necklace!
I made this cute necklace for a friend for her 15th birthday, and it was a real hit. The technique takes alittle to get the hang of, but once you're going, it's great!
The tutorial takes about 20 minutes for beginners; 40 including 20 minutes baking time.
(p.s. This tutorial was for a bigger clay rose I made, which I found to be too big for the necklace. If you want one the same size as it is in the picture^^^^, then just use smaller quantities!)
(p.s.s. I cannot take full credit for this creation;- credit goes to Emily K. for the tutorial on the rose;- http://www.cutoutandkeep.net/projects/clay_rose)

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  • How to mold a clay necklace. Clay Rose Necklace - Step 1
    Step 1

    Firstly, you need to set out all of your tools and equipment. I initially bought two 57g packs of Sculpey clay in the colour Cinderella, which is a faint rose/pink, and a gold 18" chain. I also used a wooden skewer, a pair of scissors, and a mug.. (I'll explain later!)

    (For the tutorial I'm doing now, I used about 1/2 of one packet. For the rose necklace in the picture above, which is alot smaller, I used about 1/3)

  • How to mold a clay necklace. Clay Rose Necklace - Step 2
    Step 2

    I suggest boiling a kettle or getting a bowl of warm water to dip your fingers into. Sculpey is packed INCREDIBLY tight, so I found alittle water helped to loosen it up alittle so you can play with it.

  • How to mold a clay necklace. Clay Rose Necklace - Step 3
    Step 3

    Now, using scissors or a knife, cut up your clay into equal-sized pieces. I first tried using my hands to 'rip' pieces off, but due to it being densely packed, it doesn't work as well as I'd hoped.
    Anyway, cut off same-size pieces and roll into balls.

  • How to mold a clay necklace. Clay Rose Necklace - Step 4
    Step 4

    (EXCUSE THE SHADOW!)
    Line up your balls in a row, making sure they're all roughly the same size.

  • How to mold a clay necklace. Clay Rose Necklace - Step 5
    Step 5

    Then flatten the balls into 'pancakes'. I stated before that a mug would be helpful, and it is! You can roll the ball out according to how thick you want each 'petal/layer' to be.

  • How to mold a clay necklace. Clay Rose Necklace - Step 6
    Step 6

    Roll your first ball up into a... erm.. what do you call that shape? :S
    I don't know.. just roll it from one end to the other, so it's... twisted?

  • How to mold a clay necklace. Clay Rose Necklace - Step 7
    Step 7

    Continue to layer up each pancake over one another, until you form a 'rose-ish' shape.

  • How to mold a clay necklace. Clay Rose Necklace - Step 8
    Step 8

    When you are happy with the shape and thickness of your rose, bake to the manufacturers instructions. Sculpey states that the intial baking time is 15 minutes, but you should not leave it in any longer than 30 minutes.
    Once baked, remove, and leave to cool.

  • How to mold a clay necklace. Clay Rose Necklace - Step 9
    Step 9

    If it's a gift for someone, don't forget to buy an extra-cute box or some packaging to wrap it in!

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mademoiselle!
mademoiselle! · 2 projects
Excuse me? Is this a due comment, or a critisism? I made many of these roses, and I decided to close it up because it looked shoddy open.
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Ashley D.
Ashley D.
in order to make the rose seem more open, Once you roll the inital pancake into the cylinder shape twist off the bottom part then continue to use the leftover scraps from the bottom as more petals onto roses.
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Jet H.
Jet H. · Haarlem, North Holland, NL · 108 projects
aaaaw so beautiful, pretty and adorable, thank you for your great tute and sharing. love it.!!
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