Time Required :
About an hour
Beginner
Beginner
You're new to the skills necessary to complete this project, or maybe you've tried them just once or twice before.

nature clay impression pendant

Take a nature walk and collect leaves to make impressions in clay! Bake your clay to preserve your findings and make a fabulous pendant!
Step 1

Cut about 1" [2.54 cm] from one end of clay.

Step 2

Knead clay until moldable. Roll into a smooth sheet.

Step 3

Lay your nature findings on top of clay and press to make an impression. Repeat around your sheet so you can make multiple tags to pendants at once.

Step 4

Cut shapes for your tags with clay cutters in various sizes.

Step 5

Use stylus to make a hole at the top of each tag.

Step 6

Repeat Steps 2-5 with excess clay until you have cut all, or most, of your clay tags.

Step 7

Place on a parchment paper lined metal cooking sheet and bake at 275°F [130°C] for 15 minutes per ¼" [ .64 cm] of thickness. Let cool.
TIP: Do not over bake to avoid burning clay.

Step 8

If needed, sand and polish the edges of your tags.

Step 9

Drop a small amount of each paint in your paint palette and dilute with water.

Step 10

Paint your tags. Use paper towel to remove any unwanted paint and to create a “distressed” look on your tags. Let dry.

Step 11

Cut a chain piece to desired size for your necklace. Add a jump ring to one end and a jump ring with a lobster clasp to the other end.

Step 12

Add your pendant to the necklace with a jump ring.
TIP: You can also make a keychain or even a bracelet with other finding options!

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