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DIY a Clay (Keychain) Pendant - Tutorial

 

 
 
Welcome to our first DIY tutorial on the site!
Today Monika & Viktor from Pocket Gallery prepared a beautiful and easy tutorial showing you how to make a personalized keychain pendant. Let's go!
 
What you need:
 
a piece of soft  clay
- a roller 
- acrylic paints (maker's choice)
- a mold (cutters)
- a pice of paper and pen for the note
- epoxy resin and a keychain  
 
 

 
 
2. Take the piece of clay and roll it into a ball. Then, using a roller, make it even. The size and width depends on your desire; it is best if it is about 5 -6 cm (2-2,4") in diameter and about (or less than) a cm / 0.4 " thick. 
 
 
 
 
3. Cut out the desired shape. 
 
 
 
 
4. Don't forget to make a small opening at the upper side for the keychain mechanism.
 
 
 
 
5. Please read baking instructions on your fimo clay. I use fimo soft and bake it for 10 minutes at 110°C. Baked clay shoudl always be a little soft immeditely after taking it out of the oven and it shoud retain its color. 
 
 
 
 
6. After the clay cools off, color it with desired colors; use acrylic colors because other colors cannot be applied to this type of clay. 
 
 
 
7. Write a short text / a note on a thin piece of white paper. Use small print and mind not to exceed the borders of the pendant. 
 
 
 
 
8. Add just a tiny drop of glue to glue the pieces onto the pendant. 
 
 
 
9. Using a wooden or other stick pour the epoxy resin over the pendant. Be careful not to pour too much because resin is highly liquid. 
 
 
 
 
 
10. Let it dry. Drying period is different depending on the type of resin - personally - I let it dry for 24 hours. 
 
 
 
11. When the pendant is dry, attach the keychain to it, or get creative and attach a ribbon or a leather strap and turn into a necklace pendant. 
 
 
 
 
12. Congrats! You made your personalized pendant. Let imagination run wild and add your own stamp to it while making it and most importandly - don't be afraid to try out new things! We are sure the final resultwould be fantastic!
 
 
 
Thank you Monika & Viktor for this wonderful tutorial! 
 
Don't forget to check their unique jewelries!
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