Time Required :
Over an hour
Intermediate
Intermediate
You're somewhat experienced with the skills necessary to complete this project, but you haven't mastered all the elements, yet.

bold grey clay beaded necklace

This bead necklace is a mix of re-made and handmade clay beads. This is an easy and fun way to make trendy, personalised necklaces.
Step 1

Slice some clay from your white block. Knead and condition until moldable. Add a little bit of black clay and blend until you get a shade of grey that coordinates with the pre-made bead.

Step 2

Use an acrylic roller (or a clay machine) to roll each clay into an even sheet.

Step 3

Roll each one into a ball by hand and shape as desired.

Step 4

Use a small stylus tool to create a hole in each bead. Make sure the hole in the bead is large enough to thread hemp cord through later.

Step 5

Harden the beads in the oven at 110º C [230º F] for 30 minutes. Let cool.

Step 6

Measure and cut the desired length for your necklace. Add a few inches so you can add your findings. Tie a jump ring onto one end of your cord.

Step 7

Plan the beads for your necklace, then thread them onto your cord.

Step 8

Tie a jump ring onto the cord, just above the last bead added.

Step 9

Tuck in excess cord.
TIP: Add a dab of glue to secure each knot. Let dry.

Step 10

Open one of the jump rings and add a lobster clasp, then close the jump ring.

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