‘Ello everybody! Are you a mountains or a beach person? I’ve heard that’s how the world divides up, which seems silly to me because there’s loads of different environments to choose from; Forest, Tundra, Swamp, Knoll. In that polarizing question I fall on the side of the mountains.
Currently I live not even 15 minutes from the beach, but I almost never go. I lived on the beach all throughout 8th-12th grade and rarely went then, I’m just not a beach person. My parents decided this was where we we’re going to live so that’s where I’m stuck for the moment. I was born in Colorado in the mountains though and even though I moved away before I was old enough to remember being there or anything about mountain living, I just know deep in my heart it would be 100X better than living here.
So its a life goal of mine to live in the mountains; even if only for a little bit. To remind myself of this goal I decided to make this beautiful purple marbled mountains necklace. Follow below to make your own, and keep a little piece of the mountains close to your heart.
- Oven Bake Clay (Shades of Purple)
- Flattening Device (Rolling pin or conditioning machine)
- Sculpey Glue
- Mod Podge
- Tile/Surface you can work your clay on
- White Glitter
- Xacto Knife
- Jewelery Pliers
- Necklace (or chain and clasps to make your own)
- 2 Eyepins
- 2 Jumprings
Step 1: Make a ball about the size of a quarter with as many shades of purple clay you can get your hands on.
Combine your balls of clay so that they’re all touching, but not quite mixing
Twist and tun your clay until it’s streaked, the colors should still be defined and separate with some mixing.
Step 2: Flatten out your ball of clay. I chose the largest width offered, about 1/4 in. If you’re using a rolling pin just try to get the width as consistent as you can.
Step 3: Cut 3-4 triangles out of your slab. The marbled appearance gives you a wide variety of mountain choices.
Step 4: Apply a little bit of sculpey glue to the bottom corners of your middle mountain. Place your end mountains on the middle mountain. Let the glue dry for a little bit before you take the next step.
Step 5: Being very careful to not go through the front or back, insert one eye-pin into the side of both of your end mountains. They are now ready to bake! Follow the instructions on your packaging for best results
Step 6: Find the link exactly in the middle of your necklace chain and remove it. If your pull/squeeze enough with the pliers it will come apart.
Step 7: Once your mountains have cooled apply some Mod Podge to the tips of the mountains. Attempt to mimic snow caps, look natural.
Apply your glitter. I gave mine two coats, since you can see one is sort of opaque.
Step 8: Attach one end of the chain, using one jump-ring, to one of the eye-pins on the side of a mountain. Repeat with the other side and you are finished!
I swear that half if not more of my home-made jewelry involves Sculpey in some manner. It is one of my favorite crafting supplies and if you share my love of it you’d also probably like my Wishbone Necklace or my Carousel Charm tutorials. As always it was a pleasure to share my latest crafting brain-baby with you. Have a great weekend everyone!
Til Next Time!