Time Required :
About 30 minutes
Intermediate
Intermediate
You're somewhat experienced with the skills necessary to complete this project, but you haven't mastered all the elements, yet.

pink ombré chevron necklace

This sweet Pink Ombré Chevron Necklace is a great statement piece! It is bright and fun, and the best thing about it is that it can be worn all year around!
Step 1

First, click here to download and print the hexagon template; then cut out the shape. Set it aside for now.

Step 2

Knead your clay so it is soft and easier to work with; then roll it out evenly so it is about ¼" thick.

Step 3

Lay the template on top of your clay and use the flexible clay cutter to cut around the shape. Remove excess clay around your shape.

Step 4

Use a toothpick to carefully make a hole. Smooth clay around the hole, as needed, with your fingers or roller.
TIP: Make the hole big enough for a jump ring so you can hang the hexagon pendant from your necklace.

Step 5

Preheat your oven to 275°. Place your clay mat with your clay hexagon on a cookie sheet and bake for 30 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool.

Step 6

Use painter’s tape to mask off a section of your hexagon and paint the section with Pink Bliss satin paint. Let dry. Add a second coat, remove the tape and let dry.
TIP: Don’t forget to paint the sides of the masked the section you are painting.

Step 7

Use another piece of painter’s tape to mask off and smaller section and use liquid gilding to add Gold to your pendant. Set aside to dry.
TIP: Use turpentine to clean your paintbrush.

Step 8

Cut three 6" pieces of Gold copper wire.

Step 9

For the top “V” in your chevron, slide on a Gold metal and move it to the center of a 6" piece of wire. Gently bend the wire, on each side of the bead, to about a 45° angle.

Step 10

Slide five of the smallest, lightest color of pink beads to the bent wire on both sides of the metal bead.

Step 11

Now, make a simple loop against the last bead added to each side.
TIP: To form a simple wire loop, first bend the wire to a 90° angle just above the last bead. Trim wire to 3/8"-½" from the bend. Grasp the end of the wire between the jaws of a pair of round nose pliers. Rotate the pliers toward you, keeping a firm grip on the wire until a small loop is formed.

Step 12

For the middle “V” in your chevron, repeat Steps 9-11 but this time add the smallest, medium color of pink beads to the bent wire on both sides of the metal bead.

Step 13

For the bottom “V” in your chevron, bend the wire at a 45° angle first, then slide two Gold metal beads, one on each side of the bend.

Step 14

Slide five of the smallest, brightest color of pink beads to each side of the bent wire.

Step 15

Make a simple loop against the last bead added to each side.

Step 16

Lay each of your chevron pieces on your working surface in order from lightest (top) to brightest (bottom) and carefully adjust the bends, if needed, so they look symmetrical.

Step 17

Cut four 5-link sections of chain.

Step 18

Link the chevron pieces together to with the chain sections. Carefully open the simple loops just enough to slide a chain link inside and close the loop.

Step 19

Cut two 7" pieces of chain and repeat Step 18 to attach one to each side of your chevron.
TIP: If you want a longer necklace, simply adjust the length of chain added to each side of your chevron.

Step 20

Add an empty jump ring to the end of one 7" chain, opposite the chevron.
TIP: To open and close a jump ring, simply grasp the jump ring on both sides with chain nose pliers and twist the ring open, from side-to-side. Never pull the jump ring which can cause distortion.

Step 21

Add a lobster clasp using a jump ring to the end of the other 7".

Step 22

Open another jump ring and attach your hexagon pendant to the bent wire between the two Gold beads at the bottom of your third chevron.

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