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DIY clay bar necklace by creative index

This little DIY was inspired by Lindsay over at Delighted Momma. She's always coming up fun DIYs and she's a big fan of polymer clay. I haven't worked with clay in years, so it was fun getting back into it. I ended up making two different necklaces (I've been wearing them a lot lately!) and I'm excited to share them with you!

DIY clay bar necklace by creative index

What you need:
// polymer clay
// chain
// pliers
// jump rings
// closure clasp
// razor
// toothpick

First, condition your clay (roll between your hands until it's soft and pliable). Then shape the clay into a long cylinder/cube. Take your razor and start trimming. Cut to your preferred length and thickness (you don't want it do be too thick otherwise the jump rings won't close). Use a toothpick to make 2 holes on each end.

DIY clay bar necklace by creative index

Once you're happy with the shape, place on a baking sheet and bake at 275 for about 20 minutes. While baking cut two pieces of chain to the length you like. When your bead is cool, fit the jump rings through the holes, attach the chain and crimp shut. Add jump rings to the end of the chain and finish with a closure clasp. Pretty easy, right?

DIY clay bar necklace by creative index

Wear your new necklace proudly! And don't worry if it's not perfect... mine isn't and I still love it!
If you end up making one, let me know! I'd LOVE to see!! :)

And next week I'll share the other necklace I made.....

Helpful Notes + Tips:
// Work on a clean surface! The clay will pick up any little pieces of dirt/dust/etc...
// Make sure your final size isn't too thick. The jump rings won't close around it.
// I baked my at 275 for about 22 minutes. Your time might vary depending on your clay and/or oven.
// Don't have a chain? Use a leather cord or bright colored string and just knot at the top! 


  1. Beautiful girl! Simple accessories are the best.

  2. This is so beautiful! Great job:)


  3. This is fantastic! I'm just starting to dabble in jewelry making myself. I love your idea of using the clay and I totally agree that imprefections make a piece just that much more unique!

  4. I love that, I need more accessories!
    I will definitely try this, and nothing is ever perfect, it's the imperfections that make it beautiful :)
    Thanks for sharing!

    Jordan :)

  5. Hi there, just found your blog & love it! This is such a gorgeously simple necklace - beautiful!


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