If Mom's still got your grade-school drawings tucked away somewhere, we know what she wants on her day: something you made with your own two hands. Sculpt bold beads or a posh pendant out of good old oven-hardening molding clay, then add stylish details, and you'll have a grown-up accessory that she'll display with pride.
If you're looking for things to make out of clay, these clay necklaces are just the thing. Making these crescent-and-tube pendants is even easier than baking cookies. Once you've picked out clay colors, beads, and cording, just gather a craft knife, a glass or two to help you trace the half-moon shape, and a small metal rod to wrap clay around to make tube beads. (Oh, and your oven, to heat them till they're done.) These clay necklaces make for the perfect DIY Mother's Day gift or birthday present.