DIY Clay Doodle Pendants

Clay Pendant
I decided to try a simple clay pendant project with all the doodling I was doing in my sketchbook. I have a bit of a necklace problem (meaning I have a large collection) and feel like something is missing when I’m not wearing one. These pendants are easy, easy enough for a kid to do in fact (the adult doing the baking part, of course).

DIY Clay Doodle Pendants

A 2 oz. package of Sculpey oven bake clay (I used white)
A black permanent marker
A straw
A glass
Clear fingernail polish
Leather cording
To Make:
Using half of a 2 oz. package of the clay, knead it in your hands till pliable, then roll is flat (I used the side of a glass). It should be 1/8″-1/4″ thick.
Make a circle cut-out of the clay with the glass, then poke a hole at the top with a straw.
Clay Pendant
Bake the pendants according to the clay package directions, then cool.
I got inspiration for doodles to draw by looking through my sketchbooks.
Clay Pendant
Then just start doodling with a black fine permanent pen.
Clay Pendant
If you want you can finish these off with a coat of clear fingernail polish. Thread with a length of leather cording, and there you have it!
Clay Pendant

  • tammie

    January 21, 2013 at 7:39 am

    these are so awesome. great project to do with my girls!

  • Laura D

    January 21, 2013 at 8:20 am

    You rock. We are doing this in all art classes:2nd-12th. Yes. I was in my jewelry box the other day and found my sweet retro fabric pendants I bought from you. I’m putting those back into circulation!

  • blair/wisecraft

    January 21, 2013 at 11:00 am

    Thank you Laura! Please send me a picture if you think of it when you make them with your students!

  • blair/wisecraft

    January 21, 2013 at 11:00 am

    Emma and I are doing to make more! Pretty fun!

  • emily

    January 21, 2013 at 2:11 pm

    seriously blair. you’re awesome.

  • Abigail

    January 21, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    Fun! I’m totally going to give this a try.

  • Michele

    January 21, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    That’s fantastic! I can’t wait to give it a try.

  • blair/wisecraft

    January 21, 2013 at 5:24 pm

    Thanks Michelle!

  • Molly

    January 21, 2013 at 9:13 pm

    Blair, you amaze.

  • blair/wisecraft

    January 21, 2013 at 9:24 pm

    Thank you Molly!! Nice to amaze someone (truly!)

  • sanae

    January 22, 2013 at 12:41 am

    Coincidentally, I just got some sculpy a couple of days ago – what a fun project! Feeling inspired…

  • Leah

    January 22, 2013 at 1:13 am

    I love this idea – perfect to do with my daughter and WEARABLE!

  • Heather

    January 22, 2013 at 4:27 am

    This is great! I’m going to make it with my preteens at the library!

  • Lisa Clarke

    January 22, 2013 at 7:21 am

    Cool! Can I offer just a couple little bits of advice? Be careful with Sculpey III. If you roll it too thin, it will snap easily after baking. 1/4-inch should be fine, but go much thinner, and it will be brittle.
    Also, some clear nail polishes react poorly with polymer clay and you end up with a sticky mess. It’s best to test on scrap first.
    Learned both of those things the hard way 😉

  • blair/wisecraft

    January 22, 2013 at 7:48 am

    Thank you Lisa! Good to know!

  • Mrs. Pilkington (olugbemisola)

    January 26, 2013 at 7:24 pm

    What a wonderful idea — thanks for sharing it!

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