Summer Vacation Craft – Clay Necklace

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Guest Post from Fevicryl’s Hobby Ideas

Zebra Necklace – Clay Art

Hello crafters!

How is the summer vacation going?

I have loads of time on my hand and thought of teaching the kids to do this interesting craft.

I decided to create some DIY accessories. Something which resonates my state of mind of a cool summer, a nice little thing which goes with my summer dresses – a lovely necklace which is chic, monochromatic and unique! Here is what I did and I’m loving it.

What is needed?

  • 2 packs of Fevicryl Hobby Ideas Shilpkar
  • A rolling pin and a paper cutter
  • An OHP sheet
  • Black and white acrylic colours
  • A needle, paint brushes, pencil and black thread

How to Make?

  • Made of thinly rolled Shilpkar slabs, this project has a bit of clay modelling technique.
  • Start with mixing the resin and hardener parts of Shilpkar and let it rest for 2- 3 minutes.
  • Shilpkar may stick to wooden surfaces so use an OHP sheet as the base to work on. Roll it into a thin sheet with the help of a rolling pin and cut random shapes.

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  • With the remaining dough make small beads. Using a metal wire make holes at the two ends of the random shapes and in the center of beads as shown in the image.

How did I get this wave? Its simple, with the help of pencils. Arrange the shapes on the pencils in a random manner and let them dry.

Now that we have our base ready we start colouring them. I prefer not too much of colour in my accessories so I went for a monochromatic zebra pattern. You can paint them as per your liking.

I used a thick black thread to sting them together, knotting the beads after every interval.

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And, it’s ready!

Clay art opens up immense possibilities for us crafters. With clay modelling we can make loads of projects for home décor as well. After this I am moving on to do a nice photo frame for my BFF, well, I just make her feel special all the time.

Ciao!

Crafter, Neha

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