This is an easy project and a great way to get a custom piece for your wardrobe.
Next cut your feather (or leaf) shape. Remove excess clay.
Using either your toothpick or straightened paperclip create your center vein line on the feather from top to bottom. Then begin making all your feathering lines. Do that until you get the look you want.
Lastly make a hole with your toothpick or paperclip at the top of the feather for your jump rings. Bake for 10-15 minutes at 275 degrees on parchment paper. Watch closely that they don’t burn.
Now you will need to cut a length of chain for your necklace, unless you bought one that is already the length you want. I cut mine to 36″ since I have big boobs a bigger bust. Typically it’s about 30″ in length for a nice long necklace.
I then attached my lobster claw clasp to one end of the chain and the large matching jump ring for the clasp to latch on to on the other end of the chain. I then attached a large jump ring to each feather and closed the jump ring using my pliers.
I closed the top of the head pin to create the loop for my jump ring, you can see how to do that here. I also made a small head pin with some natural pearlized stones.
I attached all my charms to a left over toggle clasp piece. Then I attached the toggle clasp piece to my chain with another jump ring and I was done.
Very easy late night project. This would be a fun project to make for a girls craft night.
Just spotted this necklace on Pinterest and I love it. Can’t wait to give it a try. And you used my new favorite color combo, coral and light green. Thanks for sharing!
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Chloe Moon says
I love the feathers! How pretty!!
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Found this through Lolly Jane on Pinterest….so pretty!! I think I’m definitely going to give this a try 🙂
Love this! Super cute.. the colors are very Spring!!
Love this! Super cute.. the colors are very Spring!!
Steph @ Crafting in the Rain says
So pretty! I love that this color combo is still popular 🙂
So cute! We found you via Skip to my Lou – made by you Monday. We are your newest followers via bloglovin
Lolly Jane says
Just read that the above comment found this through our Pinterest, makes me feel good (: (: (:
HEY! LOVE this, Rebecca! SO cute!!! You should totally whip 2 more necklaces for your fav twins manana (; Heehee!
You’re talented, girl! Adore!
Corporate travel agencies says
Wow, this is a nice necklace. Love the color combination.
Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust says
That’s so pretty!
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Gorgeous! It’s been years since I’ve worked with Polymer…this is totally inspiring to get back to it!
Crystelle Boutique says
Oh wow! I can’t believe you made those out of clay! They are soooo adorable! You rock!
Dana DeVolk says
I LOVE your blog design and the necklace is just gorgeous! We would love it if you would link up at our new linky party: Two Girls and a Party Hosted by:
Dana @ This Silly Girl’s Life
Parrish @ Life with the Crust Cut Off
We hope to see you there!
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Ana Lopes says
Too gorgeous!!! Love the colors! Thanks for sharing! Would love to have you visit me sometime.
Have a fabulous week!
Hugs from Portugal,
Ana Love Craft
Becca Acker says
This is so cute! I love working with Sculpey clay. Gonna pin it. 🙂
I LOVE IT Rebecca!!!! I want it!
Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer… From Dream To Reality last week!!!
You have been featured at The DIY Dreamer! Come on over and grab your Featured Button, you deserve it!
This is gorgeous! Wonderful shapes and colors, well-done! One note: sometimes clear nail polish can react badly with the plastic in the clay – if your feathers ever get sticky, that’s probably what happened.
Carolyn martin says
It’s true. I used nail polish when I first discovered poly clay. It made everything sticky.
I featured this awesome tutorial on my blog today! http://www.thismemorablelife.blogspot.com
Thanks for sharing!
I love this necklace! Can you tell me how big are your jump rings (both large & small)? I can try to make a guess, but I thought it would be easier to ask! Thank you!
Hi Lucy. The big jump ring on the feather charm is about 8mm but you could probably use a 10mm for best results. The small jump rings I use are usually around 5mm. The large round piece the charms are hanging on is actually part of a toggle clasp. I just use the female ends to hang my charms on necklaces. 🙂 Hope that helps. Let me know if you have any other questions.
Miss Manitas says
Thank you! 🙂
Oh my goodness I LOVE this! I would wear it so many times! I am a pretty amateur crafter and don’t do any jewelry making at all so the chances of me ever making one for myself are less than 0 haha. Any chance you would make and sell one just like this? 🙂
Hi Hannah. I currently don’t sell them, but if for some reason that changes you will be the first person I tell. I’m so glad you like it so much. I promise it really is easy to make. It would be a fun girls night craft. 🙂
Hi, i love this necklace and even started to make my own from some left over clay i had, but the feathers seem really big. could you tell me what size are the feathers you made in the picture, so i have some proportion? Thank you!! 🙂
Hi, i love this necklace and started making it with some leftover clay i had but the feathers seem to have come out really big. Could you tell me what size yours are so i have some proportion? Thank you!
Hi Kay. I usually make my larger feathers about 2 – 2.5″ long and about 1 – 1.25″ wide. 🙂 But honestly I’ve made tiny feathers too and I love all the sizes.
Lynee south says
im working on these for a girls craft day and my feather keep breaking at the hole when I’m trying to get the jump ring through. I’m wondering if that means my jump rings are too small because I’m having suh a difficulty with it. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
Hi Lynee. I’m sorry you’re having trouble, let’s see if I can help. I like to use jump rings that are at least 8mm or 10mm for feathers that are about 2″ in length or larger. For small feathers, you can stick with 6mm to 8mm jump rings. How thick is your feather? I like to make mine around 1/8″ thick, this ensures that they will be nice and firm after baking. Let me know if you are still running into problems and we can go from there. 🙂
Bobbie | A Dollar Earned says
This is absolute genius! I love the finished product! I have featured it in my DIY Christmas Gift round up. You can see the feature here – https://adollarearned.com/quick-easy-diy-christmas-gifts-family-will-love/ Feel free to share!