So, my first post here on Cluelessly Unfashionable is a DIY piece of jewelry.
You will need:
- Polymer clay (Fimo) in a white or grey colour
- Gold c-links
- Gold chain
- ‘Droplet’ shaped beads (or you can make your own out of fimo)
- A sparkly nailpolish or paint (I used Sally Hansen’s Xtreme Wear in Disco Ball)
- Safety pin
- Aluminum foil
In order to make the cloud, you can either warm the clay in your hands, roll it flat and use a knife to cut out the shape of a cloud, or you can use your hands to make the cloud. I just improvised.
Use the safety pin to make two holes, which will attach via c-link to the chain, and several holes at the base of the cloud for the raindrops. Once complete, place the cloud on the aluminum foil and bake for 30 minutes at 230 C/110 F.
Once the cloud has cooled completely, paint on the sparkly finish. You can paint the cloud entirely as I did, or just highlight the top of the cloud.
Once the paint has dried, use pliers to insert a c-ring into the holes for the chain attachment, and make sure to add a droplet bead to the c-rings at the base. I bought my droplets at Michaels, but I’ve seen similar beads at Walmart.
Once you attach the chain, you have a whimsical necklace for a rainy day!
For the spring, I’m looking forward to pairing this with a light coloured loose-fit button down, with maybe a leather jacket to balance the softness and whimsy with tomboy flair!
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