Monday, August 15, 2011

Creative Paperclay Necklace

I must say that I totally enjoy going to other people's blogs and reading about their creative endeavors in whatever the mediums and techniques are that they use and I hope that you enjoy mine. Today I'll be showing you how easy it is to make a necklace. You can just use your imagination to design your own.

To begin with I rolled out some paperclay and cut it into this shape:
(Don't pay attention to the marbling in the clay, it had a little paint mixed in it by mistake)


Also don't pay attention to the splotches under the clay as that is on the plastic covering the table. The clay has a piece of stencil material under it and you can see through it. Anyways after cutting out the piece for my necklace, I used a rubber stamp and stamped this on it:




I then took some of the paperclay and rolled out a thin rope that I placed around the other clay piece like so:




After I reached that stage of the necklace I let the piece dry for a couple of days. I didn't have to, I just went on to other things for awhile. It probably would have been dry in just a few hours as it wasn't very thick.


Once I was ready to work on the piece again, I painted it, sealed it, and hung it on a chain. Here's what it looked like when I finished it:


                             
 





I'm telling you again folks, you're only limited by your imagination. Remember that you can purchase Creative Paperclay at Hobby Lobby, Michaels and of course: Creative Paperclay!  I hope that you give this clay a try and let me know how you like it!

Barbara

11 comments:

Annesphamily said...

Awesome! I am always smiling when I visit such crafty souls! Such artistic talented here in blog land!

Theresa said...

Amazing creation! Love it:) Never tried paperclay! Have a blessed day, HUGS!

Kim said...

what a great project Barbara! I love paperclay but I have to admit I've never tried making jewelry with it before. I'm going to have to try it out!

Eileen Bergen said...

You make it look so easy, Barbara.

I have my pack of PaperClay, but have yet to give it a try.

This idea inspires me. Thanks for sharing ;-)

Anonymous said...

I think this is very creative and I just love it!! Way to go Barbara ;)

Single Stone Studios said...

I have never tried paper clay but it looks so fun and you made it look easy! Love the necklace!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today and taking the time to comment. Now, onto the next experiement :)

Cindy Adkins said...

Wow, how fantastic, Barbara!! I love this!! What a fabulous creation, my friend.
XO
Cindy

Laurie said...

I've used that clay and I do love it! I love how lightweight it is! Your necklace is cute!

Cherie said...

I didn't realize you could do this. You made it look easy! And it turned out so cute.

The Barn Door said...

I love it but i can't figure out how you attach the chain??? Did you make holes before it dried or after? And what did you use to attach it to the chain???

Summerland Cottage Studio said...

...just charming !