Do you love working with polymer clay? Do you love jewelry? Then you should try to make a clay necklace! Here are 20 ideas you’ll love.
Once upon a time I bought a ton of clay with the intention of doing some amazing clay crafts. Going through my craft stash recently made me think that it’s finally the right time to finish what I set out to do: but where to start?
Necklaces are one of my favorite things to make in general, so that seems like a reasonable place to start with clay. To get my creative juices flowing, I looked up some necklace project ideas, and I wanted to share my research with you. People are doing some amazing jewelry pieces with clay!
To show you what I’m talking about, just scroll down. I’m having a hard time deciding . . . which clay necklace would you make first?
Polymer Clay Necklaces
Polymer clay is easy and fun to work with in any DIY project, and I particularly love using it in jewelry crafts. These 20 polymer clay necklace ideas show just how versatile clay can be!
Pretty Clay Bunting and Chain
This clay necklace is so interesting and cool – wouldn’t it be a beautiful statement piece with a white dress? Bev shows you how to make the cutest little clay scallops as accents.
Do you have state pride? This DIY clay pendant necklace is adorable! Looks like something you could find on Etsy, doesn't it?
Solar System Chunky Necklace
This is the coolest idea ever – make a beautiful necklace inspired by the solar system. You'll get to do some clay mixing too, which is way easier than you think.
Ombre Polymer Clay Beaded Necklace
Never thought about doing ombre with clay? You don't need a variety of colors, just one base color and some white. You'll have a blast making your gradient.
Double Row Clay Bead Necklace
I love the two rows of colorful, sparkling clay beads on this pretty necklace. It's perfectly colorful for wearing during spring and summer.
Mini Pom-Pom Heart
This DIY mini pom pom heart necklace is similar to the necklace above, but the "pom poms" are attached to create a heart. This is a great project for kids and adults, and everyone will be eyeing your adorable colorful pompom necklace when you are done.
Feathers are going to continue to be huge this year, and you can use clay to make them. This is one of my favorite polymer clay pendants; it looks just like something you'd find in Anthropologie.
I love how this necklace is actually layered clay disks – so cool! It would be easy to customize this necklace in the color combinations of your choice.
Image Transfer Pendants
Are you looking for a unique polymer clay jewelry idea using Mod Podge Dimensional Magic? These pendants are perfect for gifts!
A real leaf was used to make this pendant. Now I am thinking of all of the things you could use to imprint in a necklace!
These pendants are similar to the leaf one above because they use an imprint. This time a stamp was used. Again, so many possibilities! Aren't the colors just beautiful?
Stamped Clay Necklaces
Bar necklaces and bracelets are really popular, though they are usually made with metal gold or silver. This DIY version uses letter stamps in clay for a budget friendly version.
I love the look if this faux geode necklace and earring set – you’re going to love the technique, and it's easier to accomplish than I would think.
Sand Dollar Necklace
A silicone mold makes this necklace pretty easy to create. I love the knot—really goes with the nautical theme!
I’m always going to love buntings and banners, and this necklace is just about as cute as it gets.
This personalized necklace would make a great teacher appreciation gift. Shaped like a crayon, you can put any name on the clay that you like.
Marbled Clay Pendants
No polymer clay list would be complete without a marbled piece! These marbled clay pendants are an easy project to keep kids busy this summer. The supply list is short, and all you’ll need to do is operate the oven.
No need for tons of jewelry or clay tools for this project. That makes it a great starter project if you've never tried polymer clay necklaces before.
You can use solid clay colors turned into interesting shaped beads to make a unique necklace. It's a great opportunity to play around with clay and try all sorts of shapes.
DIY Essential Oil Diffuser Necklaces
Want a beautiful essential oil diffuser necklace without the high price? Learn how to make DIY baked clay diffuser necklaces in this easy tutorial.
If you’ve got clay, we’ve got lots of ideas! Here they are – both for kids and adults. Check out these posts: