Thursday, April 21, 2011

Faux Metal Heart Necklace

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My little sisters have some modeling clay.  I have seen people make many fun things out of clay, and I thought it would be fun to make a faux metal necklace.  I went with a heart because it's a simple shape :)

Here's what I did:

 This is what the clay looked like to begin with.  I rolled it out to about 1/4 inch thick.
I then used little scissors and my fingers to create a heart shape that I was happy with.
 I used a tooth pick to poke a hole in the heart.  I then baked the clay according the the instructions.  For this particular clay, it was baked at 275 degrees for 15-20 minutes.  I placed it on a pieced of paper while it was baking so it wouldn't be directly on the pan.  I read that this helps if from getting shiny on the bottom side.
I then painted my heart using acrylic paint.  I did a layer of black first and then used silver. 
 I threaded my hemp twine through the heart and I had a necklace.
 Pretty darn simple!

If you end up making some, I'd love to see the different shapes you come up with!


  1. Love it! I'm going to try to make some myself!

  2. Hi, Madelyn - this is so simple and cool! I love the look of the silver on top of the black, really makes it look like metal.

  3. I have the clay, I have the paints... I'm all set! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

  4. Love the post. I wanted to share an idea with you. A couple of years ago I made hearts like these with pink sculpy and I pressed my kids thumbs onto the heart on an angle (i have 2 kids) so their prints formed the shape of a heart. the detail really shows up nicely. I put a small eyelet screw on the top and baked it. We made them for our gramas for mothers day. Just wanted to share this bc I got a lot of good ideAs from your blog.

  5. Love this idea. I'm going to try it.

  6. Thank you for posting this great craft idea !
    I would love to make one too,but I have never used any clay before. What kind, brand did you use for this project ?what about for the paint ? Thank you