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Marble Clay Fringe Necklaces

Feb 24, 2016 By Beckie Farrant
Marble Clay Fringe Necklaces

Hello makers, Beckie from Infarrantly Creative here.  Did you know March is National Craft Month?  I don’t know about you but I certainly don’t need a month to start crafting, it is a year round hobby for me.  However, it is nice to up my game once in a while and totally stretch my crafting abilities too. So in honor of National Crafting Month, I am trying my hand at clay pendant and fringe tassel necklaces.  I have been obsessed with fringe necklaces for years.  With the current trend of marble and water color, I thought I would merge that with some DIY fringe tassels.

Marble Clay Fringe Necklaces

Supplies:
● Fimo or Scupley Clay
● Small Metal Circle Cutter 

● Clay roller
● Hot Sheets or Parchment Paper

● Scraps of Matt Board
● Screw eyes 
● Liquid Lead paint with paintbrush

Supplies for Fringe Tassels:
 20 gauge wire
● fringe (found in ribbon and trim aisle)

● hot glue gun
● round nose pliers
● chain pliers with side cutter 

● bead cones
● small beads

● necklace

Let’s start out by making our clay pendants first.  These are a blast to make because you never know how it is going to turn out.  It is art each time.

Marble Clay Fringe Necklaces

  1. Begin by conditioning your clay by rolling, squishing and kneading it in your hands.  When it seems supple then roll it into a snake.Marble Clay Fringe Necklaces
  2. I used aqua, coral, silver and two white snakes of clay.  Twist them together.Marble Clay Fringe Necklaces
    Marble Clay Fringe Necklaces
  3. Next roll them out using 3 scraps of mat board as your thickness.  Next peel the clay apart and squish it together and then roll it out again.  Continue this process until you like the marbling.  Then using 2 thicknesses of mat board, roll it out one final time.Marble Clay Fringe Necklaces
  4. Using your metal circle cutter, cut out your circle pendants.
  5. Next stick the small metal screw eyes into the top and bottom of your clay pendant.Marble Clay Fringe Necklaces
  6. Cook at 275 degrees for 30 minutes.  Let cool.
  7. Optional:  Paint the sides of the pendant with some Martha Stewart Silver leafing paint.Marble Clay Fringe Necklaces

FRINGE TASSEL DIRECTIONS

  1. Cut about 5” of fringe.  Roll the top of the fringe tightly making sure the top stays aligned.Marble Clay Fringe Necklaces
    Marble Clay Fringe Necklaces
  2. Take a piece of 20 gauge wire and feed it through the top edge of the fringe you just wound.Marble Clay Fringe Necklaces
  3. Using chain nose pliers twist the wire to seal it off.  Snip the extra wire with your blunt cut pliers.
    Marble Clay Fringe Necklaces
  4. Cut the bottom of the fringe.Marble Clay Fringe Necklaces
    Marble Clay Fringe Necklaces
  5. Add a small amount of hot glue in the cone.  Then pull the fringe wire through the hole pulling tightly.  Let the glue dry.Marble Clay Fringe Necklaces
    Marble Clay Fringe Necklaces
  6. Add a bead to the wire.  Then cut it about 1/2” from the bead.  Use your round nose pliers to create a loop at the top.
    Marble Clay Fringe Necklaces

Add the fringe to the bottom of your clay pendant by opening up the wire loop with chain nose pliers.

Marble Clay Fringe Necklaces

Purchase a necklace or make your own with all the wire and findings available to you at Jo-Ann.

Marble Clay Fringe Necklaces

The marble pendants are so pretty.  If you want them shiny you can always coat them with some Krylon Triple Thick Glaze before you put them all together.  Also I would use fray check or clear nail polish on the tassel ends to avoid unraveling.
Marble Clay Fringe Necklaces
Marble Clay Fringe Necklaces

Marble Clay Fringe Necklaces

I love how each one is completely unique.

Marble Clay Fringe Necklaces

Marble Clay Fringe Necklaces

To see some more jewelry tutorials check out…

Marble Clay Fringe Necklaces

Marble Clay Fringe Necklaces
Marble Clay Fringe Necklaces

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