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.
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.
Photo by @Kirimoth
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.
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.)