Jewellery Style

Porcelain Pendants

Wohoo! I am currently sitting in my new bureau slash creative work space in my new apartment, enjoying the view outside (no curtains yet) and thanking whatever or whoever is above that the odds are finally in my favour again. I have a home again! I feel excited every minute of the day to be here, and to eventually have access to all my stuff again. Expect great things to follow because I am more than ready!

Honestly, it was a weekend full of heavy lifting, screwing, putting things from one place to another and putting them back again after finding out that they don’t fit in there…I still have four heavy boxes of books standing in the bureau, but thinking about people who can literally live out of boxes for months makes me feel better about that. I still need a trip or two to get the last stuff, but other than that, it’s amazing. My fridge is huge, and I have a bathtub again! I do have to get me one of those special bathtub trays for my book and a glass of wine, got any tips?

So naturally my time to DIY was pretty limited this weekend, but lucky for me a friend of mine discovered some beautiful little necklaces when she was in Milan and sent me a picture, so an idea was born immediately:

You need:

  • Air-drying clay
  • Nail polish in a colour of your choice
  • Gold paint
  • Gold chain
  • 2 small jump rings
  • 1 jump ring
  • Jewellery clasp
  • Sand paper
  • Paintbrush
  • Spit of wood
  • Jewellery pliers
  • Sharp knife

pendant-1Easy peasy: For the first gem start by forming a small ball out of the air-drying clay. With the knife cut off small chunks to create a facetted look. Go for a symmetrical look, cutting a chunk off at the bottom and at the front, then on the left and right and so on. With the spit of wood prick a hole into the gem.

For the other gem form another ball, but cut off a bit more at the top and bottom to make it more flat. Repeat step 1 with this one as well. Let everything dry on the spit of wood.

Don’t be afraid that they don’t look perfect, they will after treating them with the sand paper. Smooth the surface of every facet with the sand paper until you are happy with the result.

Time to paint! Take your nail polish and paint the gems; this works best of you leave them on the spit of wood. Leave one facet out on the first gem, we will paint this one in gold if everything is dry. Let the gems dry on the spit of wood.

pendant-2Paint the last facet in gold and let it dry.

pendant-3Measure the length of your chain and thread it through the gem bead, then attach a jump ring on one side and a jewellery clasp on the other. Done!

This is such a simple project that you can actually craft it in one day, and the result is a wonderfully dainty little necklace which fits to every colour. Hope you are inspired!

 

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    DMD
    1st March 2016 at 11:25 pm

    Such a great idea! It’s our first time on your blog, but we absolutely love it! We will definitely be back!

    And this necklace looks so easy to do and looks awesome on a sweater or a T-shirt! We will definitely try it!

    Thank you for the idea!

    http://dmdmagazine.com/

    • Michelle
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      Michelle
      2nd March 2016 at 8:18 am

      Thank you very much, I hope you find some thing around here that you like! 🙂

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    Emily
    2nd March 2016 at 5:28 am

    Very happy for you and your new place. There’s not many things more exciting than getting a new place and making it feel your own. Also – very cute necklace!!!

    • Michelle
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      Michelle
      2nd March 2016 at 8:19 am

      Thank you! Yes I feel excited every day and still have tons of ideas for the space, this is so much fun!

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    Elizabeth Daisy
    2nd March 2016 at 1:52 pm

    These pendants are so cute, what a fab idea!

    Elizabeth xo

    Elizabeth-Daisy.com

    • Michelle
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      Michelle
      2nd March 2016 at 3:27 pm

      Thank you!

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    Pia
    2nd March 2016 at 9:22 pm

    I love these cute ideas that are so fast but look like $40. I’d wear these everywhere!
    xx, Pia

    http://gymbagsandjetlags.com
    PS. I’d LOVE for you do a guest post. If you’re interested, shoot me an email at gymbagsandjetlags@gmail.com 🙂

    • Michelle
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      Michelle
      3rd March 2016 at 12:44 pm

      Glad you like them, with my student loans I always try to get the best out of cheap materials 🙂

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    Catryn
    3rd March 2016 at 5:06 pm

    This is adorable! I love this! You can honestly do so much with clay and it’s so fun to play around with. This inspires me to get around to making some of the jewelry designs I’ve been thinking about.

    Sweet Horizon

    • Michelle
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      Michelle
      4th March 2016 at 9:01 am

      Oh yes, I always love to work with it, and you can give it such a nice finish with nail polish. Glad you like it!

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    Stephanie
    4th March 2016 at 10:38 pm

    Seems like you just moved into a new place, congrats! Love this DIY idea and will definitely try it out. Glad to hear you have a bath again also haha. Look forward to seeing more posts!

    Stephanie ● Sartorial Diner

    • Michelle
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      Michelle
      5th March 2016 at 11:46 am

      Thanks, that’s so nice of you! I do love taking a bath sometimes, I’m just not a shower girl so having both options is perfect!

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    Clarissa
    7th March 2016 at 8:41 pm

    I love these little geodes; they’d be really cute in a smaller version, layering 3 or 4 at a time (maybe some rose gold?) – you can seriously customize these babies! Thanks for sharing!

    • Michelle
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      Michelle
      7th March 2016 at 9:01 pm

      So glad you like them, you have tons of possibilities here 🙂

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    Sheena Sreekeessoon
    9th March 2016 at 6:42 pm

    Gorgeous! They look so minimal and contemporary!

    Sheena Sreekeessoon
    http://afashionstudentsdiary.blogspot.co.uk/

    • Michelle
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      Michelle
      10th March 2016 at 9:04 am

      Thanks a lot!

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