With the holiday season upon us, it’s time to start thinking about the seasonal accessories for your next party. For a festive take on the popular marbling trend, try using red and white clay to create a candy cane-inspired look. The possibilities are endless when it comes to clay, so feel free to customize it to fit your taste and style. Now, if only they tasted like the real thing…
– Metal cookie sheet
– Parchment paper
– Oven-bake clay (red and white)
– 2 strands of chain (at least 3 inches long each)
– Jewelry clasp
– 10mm jump rings (2)
– 12mm jump rings (2)
– 3-in-1 jewelry pliers
1. Roll two 1-inch balls of clay (one red and one white). You might have to knead the clay a bit in order to soften it up.
2. Roll each ball into a log.
3. Twist the logs around each other.
4. Keep twisting!
5. Fold it in half.
6. Twist some more, rolling into a log again as you go.
7. Repeat the twisting, folding and rolling until you achieve the look you desire. At this point, I added more red clay out of preference.
8. Mold the clay into the shape of your choice. I chose a rectangle with rounded corners, measuring about 1-inch wide.
9. Using a toothpick, pierce a hole at one end. Make sure to create a hole close enough to the edge so that the jump ring can fit.
10. Pierce another hole at the opposite end.
11. Bake the clay according to the directions on the package.
12. After it cools, attach a jump ring.
13. Attach the jump ring to a short strand of chain.
14. Repeat on the opposite side.
15. To complete your bracelet, attach a jump ring to one chain, and a jewelry clasp and a jump ring to the other.
Try some variations by changing the type of marbled pieces that you create. For the gold version, I made three clay beads instead of a pendant. I used just about the same amount of clay, but the finished look is totally different.
Photo credits: Kirsten Nunez (Step-by-Step Tutorial) & Haruka Sakaguchi of The Denizen Co. (Street Style)
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