It’s been a while since I posted anything, so I figured it was time to start writing/crafting again. Today’s craft is simple: Gilded Initial Pendants–just in time for St. Patty’s Day! Can you tell that I like gold? You can use the same items that were used in the Gilded Pretzel Necklace tutorial. YAY!
To make your own you’ll need:
- Gold spray paint
- Small piece of cardboard
- Gold chain
- Oven bake polymer clay
- Small letter rubber stamps
- Small jump rings (mine were 7m)
1. Take a small piece of clay and roll it into a small ball. The size of the ball should be a little larger than a pea.
2. Using a flat surface, press the ball into a small disc using another flat object. I used a small glass candle holder.
Here’s my attempt at measuring the thickness.
3. Take the rubber stamp of your choice and stamp the clay using medium pressure to get a clean impression. If you don’t like the way it turned out, try again!
4. Using a toothpick or a pin, make a hole at the top center of the pendant.
5. Transfer to a cookie sheet lined with foil and bake according to package directions.
6. Allow the pendant to cool (I let mine sit for months because I never got around to spray painting it, but overnight would be just fine :-))
7. Pin the pendant to the small piece of cardboard and apply 3-4 light coats of paint to each side. Make sure you let the paint dry between coats (read the can for specific drying times).
8. Once you have even coverage, add your jump ring and thread it through your chain.
9. All done!
These make great gifts for any occasion!