The polymer clay art pendant tutorials on this page showcase a wide range of techniques. Everything from faux to antiquing is covered here.
There is something for everyone, from simple projects suitable for complete beginners all the way to complex, multi-step projects. Having said that, every tutorial is explained in step by step detail, so don't be intimidated. If you see something you would like to make, give it a try. You may be surprised, and even if you don't get it perfect the first time, you will have learned a new skill that you can incorporate into your next project.
My Colors of the Rainbow Pendant is a fun Skinner Blend project that's easy to make and a
great project for beginners to try.
I’ll be showing you the entire process, from making the pendant, to completing a beautiful polymer clay necklace.
In this Midnight Wood Pendant
Polymer Clay Tutorial I’ll show you how to
make two beautiful pendants, using a hand-carved texture stamp, mica powders and alcohol inks.
See my Dead Tree Texture Stamp Tutorial to find out how to make the texture stamp, or you can buy it from my Etsy shop if you prefer.
The desert flower tutorial combines
the Dragonscale Mica Shift technique and a black and white Flower Cane
into a beautiful pendant, which we will string to create a necklace.
The techniques used in this tutorial lend themselves to many different designs, so play around with it and see what you can come up with.
In this red rose polymer clay silk screening project we will be including a touch of romance by adding silk screened red roses to our design.
Silk screening is a great way to add interest to your polymer clay jewelry. You can use it alone or as a backdrop to other techniques. Keep the colors simple or add a rainbow. The possibilities are only limited by the silk screen designs you can find. Fortunately for us polymer clayers, there are plenty to choose from, so take a look around and have fun with them.
In this two part African Savanna tutorial I'll be showing you how to make three
different zebra stripe polymer clay designs and then using them along
with faux elephant skin to make African Savanna polymer clay jewelry.
The zebra stripe techniques range from silk screening, through Mokume Gane to caning, so this is a cool project for everyone, from beginner to the more advanced.
In this Pebeo paint polymer clay project, I'll show you how to make a textured
polymer clay pendant, with small bezels that we will fill with Pebeo
paints and resin. I'll share some tips on how to manipulate the paint in
small spaces and how to fill the small spaces with resin without it
You can adapt the project to create many different pieces. Just change up the shape, texture, colors, or all three. This is a very versatile polymer clay jewelry project, using a combination of basic techniques. Perfect for beginners.
This tutorial leads on from my Pills and Coffee Swellegant Veneer technique. In this second part I'll be showing you how to create a Mayan Polymer Clay Medallion.
This tutorial includes tips on how to add buttons or focal pieces to your work, as well as a cool bail idea and a simple, but effective stringing technique that minimizes the need for fancy findings.
In this tutorial I'll be showing you how to make a focal polymer clay
pendant with a difference. We will be exploring new ideas for using
Pebeo paints and mica frills along the way.
There are lots of different techniques in this Day on the Lake project so it's quite long, but really fun to make.
In this Dots and Doodles polymer clay pendant tutorial
I’ll show you how to make two beautiful pendants using the doodle rose cane and some simple ink stamping over a mica shift.
This is an easy but very effective polymer clay project, and can be adapted to create many different designs.
This Queen of Hearts polymer clay project will incorporate a rose cane , as well as a Lisa Pavelka
Peel with a rose texture stamp and silver leaf. It will all be tied together
with a silver ring for a hanging point and a coat of resin for a shiny finish.
This project can be done with any shape pendant and can even be made into a collar or bracelet, so have fun and experiment with the techniques shown.
This is an easy polymer clay tutorial, where I'll show you how to make faux
Labradorite using a simple method with just black polymer clay and mica powders.
The mica powders recreate the shine that real Labradorite possesses. I show a real piece in the tutorial as a reference.
This technique is super easy, fun and can be done with any mica powder you want, so have fun and play around with what you can create.
This Under the Sea polymer clay medallion is a great excuse to have some
fun and mess around with Christi Friesen's fabulous Swellegant range.
This is a very unpredicable medium, but I've been testing it out on various projects for quite a while now, so hopefully, in this project I will be able to give you some pointers to bring it a little more under control and we will end up with a beautiful rusted polymer clay medallion.
This Boiling Bubbles polymer clay design is a follow on from my Faux
Coral and Lava tutorial above. If you haven't seen that video, you'll need to
watch it before you continue with this one.
In this tutorial I'll be showing you how to use a basic back-filling technique to create a stunning modern pendant to go with the Faux Coral and Lava bracelet. The polymer clay techniques in this project are fun to do, and I'll show you all the tips and tricks you need to make it nice and easy to achieve a great result.
In this Electric Leopard polymer clay donut tutorial, we'll be using tinted translucent
liquid clay to create a striking, faux dichroic donut pendant.
You can switch up the colors and shapes to create lots of unique designs using this simple and effective technique, so have fun playing around with it.
This polymer clay art pendant project is part two of the Kelp and Bubbles
earring project. In this second part we will be using the mod cane we
made in part one to create a beautifully, eye-catching pendant with a
hammered wire insert. This tutorial includes lots of information on
burnishing, joining seams and using Ice Resin. I love how this pendant
came out. I hope you enjoy making it.
In this polymer clay crackle tutorial, I'll be showing you how to create
a cracked earth, rustic crackle using a heat gun. We will also be
learning how to create a contained 3-part Skinner Blend, a symmetrical
border and exploring techniques with an extruder and antiquing.
Lots of fun techniques in this tutorial - have fun!
In this tutorial we will be creating a beautiful oriental pendant using a
polymer clay transfer, a Cernit Metallics skinner blend mica shift and
the ever popular watercolor technique.
I'll be showing you a different bail and stringing technique in this one, so be sure to watch to the end.
This fractured waters polymer clay pendant tutorial is made up of a
beautiful combination of lots of easy, fun techniques. This video is
full of tips and tricks to help you get the most out of them.
I'll show you how to remove the seams between your veneers, how to deal with distortion, an easy way to make sure your bail is symmetrical and much more in this video.
In this polymer clay and wirework tutorial I'll revisit the popular Starry Night technique and
another technique involving mint leaves. I'll also show a new stringing
method using wire and sari ribbon.
This tutorial is full of cool tips and tricks and the design works really well with most veneers , so feel free to use any veneers you want with it. Have fun.
In this stamping polymer clay tutorial we will be making a pendant
with a twilight woods theme using a Skinner Blend, Mica Shift, stencils
This is a fun versatile polymer clay art design that can be adapted to many different themes. You can switch it up by using fall colors and a squirrel, spring colors and birds or summer colors and flowers, bees or butterflies. Those are just a few ideas. See what you can come up with and make your own design.
After showing these
polymer clay pendants at the end of my Translucent Silver Leaf Mokume Gane Tutorial,
it was requested by many different people that I do a project tutorial on them.
Well here it is...
I'll be showing you how to combine the Watercolor Technique, with Translucent Silver Leaf Mokume Gane to make these beautiful, watery, Silver Leaf and Watercolor Polymer Clay Pendants.
This polymer clay leaf pendants tutorial is an easy, quick project.
Perfect for the markets or for gifts, these pendants are really fun to
make, and super versatile.
In this tutorial, I have used pastels for the background and black paint for antiquing. You can try different leaves and paint colors, but why not also use mica powders, alcohol inks or even gilders paste instead of the pastels. You can also highlight the leaves with mica powder instead of antiquing them. The combinations are endless with this project. Have fun with your polymer clay art designs!
Ever wonder what to do with your leftovers? Well in this Mad Hatter polymer
clay pendant design I’m going to take the four leftover veneers from our
polymer clay ring dish tutorial and turn them into four quirky pendants.
We’ll be creating a mosaic from the leftovers and we’ll pair that with a Chinese coin, a fish scale texture and a new bail and stringing design.
It’s great fun and has lots of cool techniques. This leftover design will work with just about any bright leftovers you have so gather up some of your leftovers and have fun.
In this faux opal tutorial I’ll demonstrate how to create a
deep blue opal cabochon and a rustic drift wood bezel.
I use a lot of different techniques in this tutorial that can be used across many other projects. Feel free to swap out the opal for any faux stone cabochon you want or even take the bezel idea and apply it to beads, jars, coasters and many other projects. It’s easy, fun and results in a stunning piece.
In this Masai Mara polymer clay pendant tutorial I'll show a beautiful
paint crackle with a silkscreened tribal pattern on top of the veneer. I'll
also use a crackle stamp and some paint to create another veneer and finally
everything will be tied together with a beautiful twisted border and bail.
This project is fun, easy and the techniques can be applied to many other projects so don't be afraid to try out some new things. Have fun.
In this tutorial I'll show a cool technique using alcohol
ink and metal leaf to achieve faux ammolite. It's a fun, stunning technique
that can be used to create many faux stones.
If you don’t want to create a faux stone, just change up the colors. The result will still be gorgeous. You don’t even have to crackle the clay with a heat gun. You could run the metal leaf and clay through a pasta machine and then apply the inks to create a more subtle crackle if you wanted.
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