Wednesday, May 1, 2013

DIY Banana Chips Clay Necklace

DIY Banana Chips Necklace
When I was growing up, I was obsessed with Sculpey clay. I used the clay and made everything from teeny versions of my dogs, to little armies of penguins, to an entire farmyard of clay barn animals. (I can't even remember how many of my 4-H projects had clay critters in them. :)) As I've gotten older, I kind of forgot about my love for clay until I received the April For the Makers box.


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DIY Banana Chips Necklace
While I really love the Surfside Necklace tutorial that was included in the box, when I saw this version on their blog from another subscriber, I had to try something like it.

DIY Banana Chips Necklace
Photo by @Kirimoth

To make my Banana Chips Necklace, (Does it not look exactly like banana chips in jewelry form?) you need two different colors of Sculpey clay and some leather cord.

DIY Banana Chips Necklace

DIY Banana Chips Necklace
To make the ombre effect, I mixed the yellow and white clay together in different amounts and kneaded + blended them together. Then I rolled them out so they they were all in equal little tube shapes and cut the clay rolls into equal shapes. I rolled those little shapes into balls, squished them into a banana chip shape on a baking sheet, and then cut a hole in the middle.

DIY Banana Chips Necklace
After I baked the clay, I strung them on the cord and tied a sliding knot. (If you need a better tutorial for the knot, check out the For the Makers tutorial.) :)

DIY Banana Chips Necklace
A necklace fit for spring.

DIY Banana Chips Necklace
I took these photos right on Park Avenue where there are these amazing beds of red tulips all up and down the street.

DIY Banana Chips Necklace
New York in the spring isn't half bad. ♥

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10 comments:

Maria said...

This might be my favorite necklace you've made so far! I love it! I really need something like it too...hmm :)

Mckenna Turnbull Ryan said...

So pretty! I love all of these pictures. And this DIY is so creative too. xx. McKenna Lou

www.lynnandlou.com

Erin @ ThanksIMadeIt said...

cute! I can't say I like bananas, but I like this necklace!

kirimoth said...

I love your version of the necklace! So cute, and it does look like banana chips! :)

Mika said...

This is awesome! You're so creative and I love your photos as well! Glad I found your blog, will be following on Bloglovin ;-) Happy Monday!

Laura Boutique said...

This is a great idea! I love the way it has turned out. I really want to buy some clay now! :)

Caitlin McGrath said...

Love this! You have some great DIY projects, lady!

If you're interested, I would love to see a couple submitted in our DIY contest. ;)
http://themerrythought.com/diy/merry-makes/

Marlene Sauer said...

So pretty and creative!

Cattail Down said...

Your DIY project are always killer and your pictures are bright and vibrant. I like the necklace and the colors!

S&R

http://www.CattailDown.Typepad.com

Mel @ The Nectar Collective said...

I love this! I actually bought some clay awhile back with the purpose of making necklaces, but haven't been able to think of how to use it besides just rolling the clay into round beads. This is such a cute, fresh idea! I'll have to try it. :)

xoxo
Melyssa
http://thenectarcollective.com/

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