My day 13 project, Clay Pendants, is a tie-in with my day 7 project, Clay Texture Tools. Today I put those tools to the test and got… well, mixed results, really! The idea was inspired by this pin from the Crafts n’Things blog.
My favorite tool, from its appearance, is the big metal filigree piece. It makes a pretty imprint, but it’s very hard to see the details of its imprint from further away. I think it still is a pretty piece, anyway.
Before you bake your clay you need whatever holes you’ll be using to attach your jewelry to the necklace. I used a headpin and on some piece poked straight through (like below) and others made a jump ring hole (like the first photo).
Next I tried several other of my tools, and for pendants decided that the peace sign and oval bead worked best. The others were too small for the size I was making. The metal heart/triangle texture tool I had made actually had the pieces fall out, so I need to glue those back in.
While getting out my clay I saw my shape cutters I had gotten when I made clay beads last summer. I decided to use the blunt end of a few of these and make imprints that way, and I love how they turned out! If you do this, make sure you hold the sides when pressing down so you don’t cut yourself.