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Pumpkin Love!
Autumn is here and if you're anything like me you love pumpkins in every shape!

Here's a little how-to for your very own pumpkin pendant/necklace!

It's made from polymer clay and you don't need any special tools to make it!

Posted by Mona S. from Umeå, Västerbotten County, Sweden • Published See Mona S.'s 7 projects »
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  • How to sculpt a clay food necklace. Pumpkin Necklace - Step 1
    Step 1

    To make the pendant you need 2 different colours of polymer clay. One colour could be orange if you're making a traditional pumpkin, and the other colour could be a brown-ish green.

    You also need an eye pin and a toothpick.

  • How to sculpt a clay food necklace. Pumpkin Necklace - Step 2
    Step 2

    Roll the orange clay into a ball.

  • How to sculpt a clay food necklace. Pumpkin Necklace - Step 3
    Step 3

    Press the ball slightly between your thumb and finger to flatten the ball a smidge. It should be a ball with a flat bottom and top.

  • How to sculpt a clay food necklace. Pumpkin Necklace - Step 4
    Step 4

    Take the toothpick and gently make creases in the flattened ball.

  • How to sculpt a clay food necklace. Pumpkin Necklace - Step 5
    Step 5

    I like to make the creases to each quarter of the ball, and then continue until it is covered in grooves.

  • How to sculpt a clay food necklace. Pumpkin Necklace - Step 6
    Step 6

    It should look something like this. It doesn't need to be perfect. Imagine what a pumpkin looks like - it's perfectly imperfect!

  • How to sculpt a clay food necklace. Pumpkin Necklace - Step 7
    Step 7

    Use the toothpick to make a small hole (dimple) in the top of your "pumpkin", it doesn't need to go deep.

  • How to sculpt a clay food necklace. Pumpkin Necklace - Step 8
    Step 8

    Now it is time to use the other colour of clay. Take a very small amount and make it pliable.

  • How to sculpt a clay food necklace. Pumpkin Necklace - Step 9
    Step 9

    Roll the "other" colour into a little cylinder that is thinner on one end.

  • How to sculpt a clay food necklace. Pumpkin Necklace - Step 10
    Step 10

    Place the cylinder of the other colour with its fat end into the dimple you made in your pumpkin. And press it down a little bit.

  • How to sculpt a clay food necklace. Pumpkin Necklace - Step 11
    Step 11

    Use your toothpick to give some texture to the pumpkin stem. It's all in the details.

  • How to sculpt a clay food necklace. Pumpkin Necklace - Step 12
    Step 12

    The pumpkin would look something like this.

    Now get your eye pin (or eye screw).

  • How to sculpt a clay food necklace. Pumpkin Necklace - Step 13
    Step 13

    If you're using an eye pin cut it so that it is the proper length. You don't want it sticking out of your pumpkin.

  • How to sculpt a clay food necklace. Pumpkin Necklace - Step 14
    Step 14

    Add the eye pin gently behind the stem, and then bake your polymer clay pumpkin in the oven according to the polymer clay packaging.

    This differs between different brands of polymer clay, so make sure to read on the packaging.

    Your pumpkin pendant is finished!

  • Step 15

    Lastly add the jump ring to the end of the eye pin sticking out of the pumpkin, and add a chain through the jump ring.

    You now have a finished pumpkin necklace.

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Penny F.
Penny F. · North Bay, Ontario, CA · 19 projects
Oh definitely need to try this! I love pumpkins! They are one of my favourite things! Happy
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