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Clay Stacked Stone Necklace

Make trendy DIY jewelry crafts without breaking the bank or using complicated tools. For this Clay Stacked Stone Necklace from Candace Jedrowicz, roll out the pieces to create your shapes and then use simple jewelry making tools to finish the job. This is a great project for beginners.

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Clay Stacked Stone Necklace

 

Materials:

  • Polymer clay in stone colors
  • A charm
  • 20 gauge wire
  • Round nose pliers
  • Chain nose pliers
  • Wire cutters

Instructions:

  1. Condition a pea sized piece of polymer clay. Flatten slightly.
     
  2. Make a hole with a needle tool or toothpick.

    Clay Stacked Stone Necklace
     
  3. Repeat for 4 or 5 beads making each a little smaller than the one before.
     
  4. Make sure the hole is large enough for 2 wires to go through. Bake as directed.

    Clay Stacked Stone Necklace
     
  5. Cut a piece of 20 gauge wire 5″ long. Fold in half around the round nose pliers.

    Clay Stacked Stone Necklace
     
  6. Crimp the wire while it’s still on the pliers.

    Clay Stacked Stone Necklace
     
  7. Slide a charm on to the wire.

    Clay Stacked Stone Necklace
     
  8. Slide your stone beads over both ends of the wire.

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  9. When all the beads are on, fold one wire tail down.

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  10. Hold the loop under the stone beads and wrap the bent wire around the straight wire. Trim excess from the wrapped wire.

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  11. To make the bail, wrap the straight wire once around the handle of a needle tool (or paint brush).

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  12. Wrap the wire around again, crossing over the first.Wrap the tail around under the crossed loops.

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  13. Trim off excess.
     
  14. Pinch the loops together.  The crossed side is the back of the bail.

    Clay Stacked Stone Pendant

 

For a comprehensive video tutorial of this project, check out Clay Stacked Stone Necklace.

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