Clay Bird Pendant

Clay Bird Pendant

Complete any outfit with this sweet Clay Bird Pendant.  This easy and simple DIY pendant is a great project for kids and makes a sweet gift for a friend.  Attach it to a necklace strand, key chain, or make cute ornaments for the holiday season.

Clay Bird Pendant

Materials:

  • Crayola clay
  • Wire (optional)
  • Sandpaper (optional)
  • Acrylic paint (optional)
  • Artist's Sealer (optional)


Instructions:

  1. Start with a hunk of clay, rolled into an oval shape.
     
  2. Take one end of that oval and pinch it between your thumb and forefinger while giving it a gentle pull upwards. One pinch and you’ve already got a tail.

    Clay Bird Pendant
     
  3. Now push the other end up and smooth it over to make the bird head. It’s almost like you’re making a V-shape, but one end is skinnier than the other.

    Clay Bird Pendant
     
  4. From the front of the bird head, pinch forward a little bit of clay until it comes to a point to make the beak. That’s it. You’ve sculpted. The airdry clay can be softened with water, so if you get your fingers just a little bit damp you can smooth out any roughness you created with your pinching.

    Clay Bird Pendant
     
  5. If you want to use this bird as a little trinket, then you’re done. But if you want to use it as a pendant then push a piece of wire through the clay from top to bottom to create a hole for beading.
     
  6. Give your bird a couple of days to dry. If you make it pretty big you might want to wait a couple more. A light sanding with finish sandpaper will remove any fingerprints.
     
  7. From here you could decorate it however you wanted to. I painted these birds with a coat of ice blue acrylic paint, a coat of pearly white acrylic paint, and then a couple coats of clear artist’s sealer. Once it’s all dry you can use this bird like any other bead. Since I was going for simple, I put it on a head pin, attached it to a jump ring, and threaded it on a silk cord.


     

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I was wondering if the clay wouldn't go off from the chain?

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