Marble Clay Pendants with Fringe Tassels

I am trying my hand at clay pendant and fringe tassel necklaces.  I have been obsessed with fringe necklaces for years. There is something soothing about running my fingers over the fringe. With the current trend of marble and water color, I thought I would merge that with some DIY fringe tassels.

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Supplies:

Fimo or Scupley Clay

Small Metal Circle Cutter

Clay roller

Hot Sheets or Parchment Paper

Scraps of Matt Board

Screw eyes

Liquid Leaf paint with paintbrush

Supplies for Fringe Tassels:

20 gauge wire

fringe (found in ribbon and trim aisle at Jo-Ann)

hot glue gun

round nose pliers

chain pliers with side cutter

bead cones

small beads

necklace

Let’s start out by making our clay pendants first.  These are a blast to make because you never know how it is going to turn out.  It is art each time.

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1.  Begin by conditioning your clay by rolling, squishing and kneading it in your hands.  If you have a pasta machine you can use that to help condition it.  When it seems supple then roll it into a snake.

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2.  I used aqua, coral, silver and two white snakes of clay.  Twist them together.

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3.  Next roll them out using 3 scraps of mat board as your thickness.  Next peel the clay apart and squish it together and then roll it out again.  Continue this process until you like the marbling.  Then using 2 thicknesses of mat board, roll it out one final time.

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4.  Using your metal circle cutter, cut out your circle pendants.

5.  Next stick the small metal screw eyes into the top and bottom of your clay pendant.

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6.  Cook at 275 degrees for 30 minutes.  Let cool.

7.  Optional:  Paint the sides of the pendant with some leafing paint.

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FRINGE TASSEL DIRECTIONS

1.  Cut about 5” of fringe.  Roll the top of the fringe tightly making sure the top stays aligned.

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2.  Take a piece of 20 gauge wire and feed it through the top edge of the fringe you just wound.

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3.  Using chain nose pliers twist the wire to seal it off.  Snip the extra wire with your blunt cut pliers.

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4.  Cut the bottom of the fringe.

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5. Add a small amount of hot glue in the cone.  Then pull the fringe wire through the hole pulling tightly.  Let the glue dry.

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5.  Add a bead to the wire.  Then cut it about 1/2” from the bead.  Use your round nose pliers to create a loop at the top.

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Add the fringe to the bottom of your clay pendant by opening up the wire loop with chain nose pliers.

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Purchase a necklace or make your own with all the wire and findings available at your local craft store.

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The marble pendants are so pretty.  If you want them shiny you can always coat them with some Krylon Triple Thick Glaze before you put them all together.  Also I would use fray check or clear nail polish on the tassel ends to avoid unraveling.

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I love how each one is completely unique.

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