Damask Polymer Clay Pendants!

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About: Hi! My name is Natalie! I have an awesome husband that lets me be a Play-at-home mom of 3! We homeschool and do projects daily! Check out my blog Doodlecraft for more awesomeness!

Damask Polymer Clay Pendants!
It's easy to make these colorful pendants!
When all was said and done...I liked the damask ones the BEST!

Step 1: Supplies!

You just need oven bake clay, like this white sculpey. 
(and an oven, of course)
Rolling pin or dowel
Patterned rubber stamps
A circle cookie cutter
a straw
and Paint

Step 2: Let's Get Started.

Soften and roll out some clay about 1/4" thick.
Stamp an impression right into the clay with even pressure.
Use a cookie cutter to cut the clay.
Add a necklace hole by poking the clay with a straw.
Place on a tray and bake according to package directions.
(I did it 15 minutes at 275* F)

Step 3: Painting Fun!

Now it is time to paint!
Start by giving each pendant a base coat color...and let it dry.

Next add one new color:
Dab another color on it and get down in all the cracks.
Just over a select part of the pendant.

Then use a damp cloth and wipe off the top surface of the paint.
Repeat.
Add on some more paint, in another color!
Wipe again.

Keep wiping gently and the paint on the highest surface will
wipe off and show the white clay again!

For a stunning sort of multi-colored tie dye effect!

The effects are so beautiful, you'll want to make a few!

Finish them off with a clear varnish to seal the paint!

Step 4: Enjoy!

These are gorgeous and would make great ornaments too!
Add a chain, cord or whatever to make a stunning necklace!

Check out my blog Doodlecraft for lots more fun!
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SarahM30

3 years ago on Introduction

I love these pendants! I made buttons for a sweater using the same method. I'm wondering what I should put on the buttons to seal in the paint. I have some liquid varnish (comes in a tube just like the acrylic paint) I use for tole painting. Would that work on polymer clay? Any suggestions would be appreciated!!

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RaineyB1013SarahM30

Reply 3 days ago

If you live in the US I would suggest water based Varathane floor varnish. It's rather cheap (I paid less than 10 bucks for a 8 oz jar which will last quite some time) and it makes things very shiny plus it doesn't react badly with the polymer clay.

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-moonglade

2 years ago

Really pretty!!

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KatherineR27

2 years ago

I'm not sure I understand the painting part. Where am I dabbing paint?

Is there a video of this technique?

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CooK2

3 years ago

this is a great tutorial! i would definitely try this!i just have one question.what paint did you use?thanks

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doodlecraftCooK2

Reply 3 years ago

Thanks!
It's just regular craft acrylic paint--easy peasy! :)

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maltesergr8

3 years ago on Introduction

Very beautiful! Your instructions make the project seem easy enough for me to do. Thank you for such a fun and great instructable.

Beth

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faiza007

4 years ago on Introduction

congratulations..! these pendants are really beautiful :D

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jgensmer

4 years ago on Introduction

Beautiful!!! Can't wait to make them at home! I made some lace pendants like this but they didn't turn out super well.

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momoluv

4 years ago

I love your work! I'm your #1 fan!!!!!!

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BigRed1973

4 years ago on Introduction

Thank you so much for this 'ible! I have some of this clay, and goodness knows I am over run with paint supplies! You have laid everything out so simply and clearly, I am going to have to give this a try. Love your use of colors!

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shazni

4 years ago on Introduction

I love the colors you have used! Looks great :-)

Ooh, these looks great! This technique could definitely be used to make a lot of different things!

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thehbird

4 years ago

These look amazing! Question where did you get the paisley stamp