Easy Faux Pearl Necklace Made of Cornstarch Clay





Introduction: Easy Faux Pearl Necklace Made of Cornstarch Clay

Here is a super easy Faux Pearl Necklace you can make for a great Mothers Day present. This is so much fun to make and so easy - just 3 ingredients that you have in your pantry.

Step 1:

Measure out your ingredents

1 cup of water
1.5 cup of salt - table salt
1 cup of corn starch

To put the entire necklace together you will need 1 long needle and thread ( color choice is up to you).

Step 2:

Add your water and salt and bring to a boil. I like when the salt has almost dissolved completely. Once you have a good boil turn down the heat and quickly add the cornstarch. Start to stir - then almost like magic the cornstarch will takeover the water and from a sticky paste. Keep stirring.

Step 3:

Spoon a good size of dough out of the cooking pot and add to a mixing bowl ** remember this dough is going to be really hot so do not touch it yet. Add some more corn stach and stir away.

Step 4:

Once the dough has cooled start to mold and shape the dough in your hands. You might have to add more cornstarch to get the right consistency you like.

Step 5:

Now you can start to roll out the little pearls to make your necklace. You can even add some food coloring to make diffrent color pearls - so much fun.

Step 6:

Once you have all your pearls all made out - using a good size needle poke a hole through each pearl. Let them dry for about 48 hours so they get hard. Once dried, you will be able to use needle and thread and sew you pearls together to make your necklace and or bracelet.
Have fun with making all kinds of jewelry - this clay can be molded to make almost anything - and it is so easy to make.

Here I string them both and added some silver chain and claps to the end to give a more fancy look.

Thanks and have fun!



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    Could you potentially coat these in mod podge after they dry to give them a shiny look? Or would it just get absorbed?

    how long does it take to dry?

    Nice instructable ! As I do some beading, Chokers,mini chokers,rings and wrist bands , would come in handy to be able to make beads of a size or color I need or run out of. Maybe even make tubes the right size for the mini chokers. To enhance durability coat with nail clear as I have used it on charms I use and on store bought beads that flake their coloring. Dries thin so 2-4 coats are possible and gives them a nice gloss.
    Thank you for sharing this! :) :)


    Thanks for sharing the nail polish tip!

    I think it would be wise to coat your "pearl" with nail polish or the glaze that is sold to polish polymer clay jewelry. The cornstarch, if not coated, will absorb oils and perspiration from your skin, and, as it's a foodstuff, well, it could get pretty nasty. Better yet, check out what you can do with such polymer clays as Sculpey or Fimo. There are lots of Instructables for polymer clay jewelry that you can make with as little work as your cornstarch clay ones, that are truly permanent.

    Could apply glaze (like the ones used for modeling clay)to the pearls before you make the holes?

    Wonderful idea with beautiful execution ... love it !!!

    can i add cream of tartar for better dough consistency?Could id bake it in an oven o speed the drying process>Coll insructables btw

    nice instructable! does this clay resist to water?

    I think i will do that, is pretty and useful to many things.
    Anyway, how much durable are this? I mean,  my beads or things will still looking nice, without any insects [since are made by corn starch and salt] or mustiness?
    Thanks ^^~