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Find out how easy it is to make your own necklace pendants using polymer clay.
Polymer clay is super easy to work with to create your own unique designs for making pendant necklaces or bracelets. In the steps below I will show you how to create your own sparrow necklace.

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  • How to sculpt a clay animal necklace. Diy: Sparrow Polymer Clay Necklace - Step 1
    Step 1

    Polymer Clay - Brand and color of your choosing
    Sculpting Tools - Razors and toothpicks work well or you can buy a set of tools at your craft store.
    Roller - I used my kitchen mini roller from Pampered Chef...I don't cook ;)
    Baking sheet - for baking your clay on
    Jewelry Making Notions - chain, clasp & jump rings
    Jewelry pliers
    Sparrow template - found online

  • How to sculpt a clay animal necklace. Diy: Sparrow Polymer Clay Necklace - Step 2
    Step 2

    I found a drawing of a sparrow I liked on the internet, printed it and cut it out to use as my template. You could also make a leaf, feather, flower or roll the clay into beads. Be unique and make it your own!

  • How to sculpt a clay animal necklace. Diy: Sparrow Polymer Clay Necklace - Step 3
    Step 3

    Warm the clay up with your fingers.

  • How to sculpt a clay animal necklace. Diy: Sparrow Polymer Clay Necklace - Step 4
    Step 4

    Roll the clay out into an even layer, about 1/4 inch thick.

  • How to sculpt a clay animal necklace. Diy: Sparrow Polymer Clay Necklace - Step 5
    Step 5

    Using either a razor or knife sculpting tool cut your sparrow template out of the clay. You can then use a scoring tool or a toothpick to create some texture to the wings to give it the illusion of feathers. Clean up around your edges if needed.

  • How to sculpt a clay animal necklace. Diy: Sparrow Polymer Clay Necklace - Step 6
    Step 6

    Using toothpicks (I used eye pins from my stash ) poke holes into the clay where the jump rings will be inserted to attach to the necklace chain.

  • How to sculpt a clay animal necklace. Diy: Sparrow Polymer Clay Necklace - Step 7
    Step 7

    Place clay pendant on a baking sheet and bake according to package directions. I baked mine at 230 degrees for 30 minutes.

  • How to sculpt a clay animal necklace. Diy: Sparrow Polymer Clay Necklace - Step 8
    Step 8

    Using your jewelry pliers insert your jump rings into the holes of your pendant and attach to your necklace chain. Make the chain length to your liking and attach your clasp. If the edges on your pendant are a little rough you can lightly sand those with some fine grit wet/dry sandpaper.
    I had a tiny little purple rose in my jewelry making stash so I attached it to the wing using E6000 glue.

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Kitsuné
Kitsuné · Glasgow, Scotland, GB
I love it! But it looks more like a swallow than a sparrow. ^^
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