Polymer Clay Flower Pendant

This past week, I have been experimenting with diy jewellery, using a variety of mediums, such as wire, polymer clay, crochet and beads. This is one of those attempts.

This pendant is a great project for beginners, as it does not require exceptional skills or any hard to find materials, just a lot of patience.

Materials Required:

For the Bezel:

  • 18 Gauge Wire (Most thick wires work fine, because we don’t do anything complex with the wire)
  • 26 Gauge Wire (Most thin wires work fine)
  • Round Nose Pliers
  • Wire Cutters
  • Anything round to shape the wire
  • E-6000 or any strong glue

For the design:

  • Polymer Clay in black, green, white, gold, peach, purple and red
  • Blade
  • Needle Tool/ Needle/ Safety Pin
  • Dotting Tool

Step 1: Take some of your thicker wire and wrap it 1 1/4 times around a circular object like a gluestick.

Step 2: Trim the excess wire to have only about a 3 cm overlap. Then bend the two wire pieces at 90°.

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Step 3: Make two loops of the wire pieces sticking out.

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Step 4: Wrap thin wire around the base of the two loops to bind them together securely.

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I made one more with grey wire so that it would go better with my choice of colours for the pendant.

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Step 5: Fill the loop with black clay. Gently press on all sides to create a domical shape.

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Step 6: Take the purple clay and roll out tine balls. Place them in a flower shape.

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Step 7: Use a needle tool to make an indent on each ‘petal’ of the flower.

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I made two more flowers, one in a cream colour, and the other in pink.

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Step 8: Roll out 3 golden balls and use them as centres for your flowers.

 

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Step 9: Roll out thin coils of green clay and add them as the stems.

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Step 10: Roll out many small balls out of gold clay and arrange them in tapering patterns as illustrated or as fillers in different places.

Step 11: Roll out tiny teardrops from green clay, then make an indent with a needle tool in the middle to form a leaf.

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I made 7 more of these leaves and attached them to the stem as well as in bunches around the flowers.

Step 11: Add tiny balls made of cream clay in areas that seem too empty.

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Step 12: To add a final touch, take your dotting tool and make shallow depressions throughout the pendant.

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I made another pendant, but predominantly in hues of blue and green. I added this tiny bird as well.

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Bird:

Step 1: Make a a flattened teardrop whose one side is straight while the other is curved.

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Step 2: Make a hole as the bird’s eye and make a tiny triangle as its beak.

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Step 3: Add a smaller flattened teardrop of gold clay and add it as the bird’s wing. Make 2 tiny triangles as the tail feathers.

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Now, it’s time to bake the pendant as per the baking instructions of your polymer clay brand.

After the pendant is done baking, the bezel will likely pop off. Secure it with E-6000 or any other strong glue.

The pendant is now complete!

 

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