St. Patrick's Day Crafting

Photos bu Heidi Ryder

Photos bu Heidi Ryder

Sculpey clay is a big deal at our house. The girls love molding their masterpieces and then popping them into the oven to bake.

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Last week, during one of Emme’s molding sessions, I got inspired and thought making some Sculpey clay jewelry could be fun! We are all about the charms in our house and after molding a mini rainbow, I thought this could make a pretty cute St. Patrick’s Day necklace! A pot of gold and a clover and we were in business!

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This project is super simple and easy to assemble! All you need is the Sculpey clay of your choice, some pliers, an X-Acto knife, some jewelry eye pins and clasps, and a chain link necklace to attach the charms to! A few tips: I used a couple of chains that I had in my crafting kit. The links were a bit small and I had to really work to attach the charms. Make sure you get a chain that has ample space and it will make switching out charms super easy! I also recommend making sure your individual charms have ample thickness so when you insert your eye pins they don’t poke through. I learned this that hard way. After you mold and insert your pins, you pop the charms in the oven for baking. 20 minutes later, some time to cool and completely harden, you can then snip any extra pin that might be left poking out. Then use your pliers to attach to your jewelry clasps. Once assembled the clasp can latch right onto your necklace and you’re ready to go!

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This was a really fun little craft and is a fun way to ensure you aren’t getting pinched on St. Patty’s day! 

Happy sculpting! 

Xx,

Jo