Polymer Clay Bead Necklace
Just about anything can be used to mold polymer clay, including the mini tart tins that formed the beads of this necklace. Big enough to make a statement, the bib-style design has ribbon ties that adjust to suit the neckline of any outfit.
- 4 large and 3 small polymer clay beads
- Scrap paper
- Faux-suede fabric
- Needle and embroidery ribbon
- Jump rings
- 1/2-inch cotton taffeta mesh ribbon
Make beads as described in Working with Molds.
Arrange on paper in an arch; alternate 1 3/8- and 1 5/8-inch beads, with a 1 5/8-inch bead at center.
Trace an outline 1/4 inch bigger than beads onto paper; using pattern, cut backing out of faux-suede fabric. Glue beads to backing.
Thread needle with embroidery ribbon; knot jump ring at end. Work thread down through one side of bead and back up through the other side; knot jump ring to last bead.
Tie 2 pieces of 1/2-inch ribbon to jump rings. Tie ribbons in bow at desired length.