Wednesday, January 28, 2009

A Valentine's Day Necklace: "Bead My Valentine"

Valentine's Day NecklaceThis was a fun little Valentine I gave to Grace. Though you would think that a Valentine's Day choker would be a bit counter-intuitive she liked the idea enough to make one for her friends as well.

Using Sculpey clay (or another brand of clay that hardens when you bake it) roll out a piece of clay into a string as thin as you can make it and about six or seven inches long.

Roll up the string of clay at both ends toward the middle then pinch it the middle point into a heart shape and bake according to package directions.

Valentine's Day NecklaceOnce it's hardened string a ribbon through the holes to make a pretty little choker (you could also use a chain or natural fiber for different looks). The beads would also make a pretty charm for a bookmark.

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31 comments:

BlapherMJ said...

I think my daughter would really like this - thanks!

Lis Garrett said...

How clever!

Randy and Ally said...

Too cute! I have some nieces who would have fun with this.

Jolanthe @ No Ordinary Moments said...

That is cute! My girls would love it as either the necklace or bookmark.

Sage said...

That is so creative... I know someone who might like one of those... off to find some 'stuff'

jacjewelry said...

What a cute idea - love the way yours came out!

Maddy said...

Cheap, 'doable' and quick - that's going to get my vote.
Cheers

Jill in MA said...

So simple and adorable. I love it! And I love your blog. Keep it up!

Patois said...

I love this. I know my daughter would love to give a couple of these on VD.

Caffienated Cowgirl said...

That is seriously cute. Think I will make it for my goddaughters...

MommySecrets said...

I love it - what a fun idea!

Melissa said...

Do you know how long I looked for something like this!?! I never thought of making it myself with sculptey clay. Silly me. Thanks for the SO CUTE idea!

Laura said...

This is such a GREAT idea!! I wanted to do homemade valentines for my son's class, plus I needed something cute & special, but inexpensive for the grandmas. This is going to be perfect!! You're always so full of good ideas - thank you!!

Storygirl Amelia said...

I love this! My 4 year old will love this project. Thanks for sharing!

M said...

C will love doing this! Thanks for such a simple, good craft.

MoziEsmé said...

very sweet!

Kathryn said...

How cute! I have neices that are really girly and they would love this.

Killlashandra said...

That's a really good idea actually. My 4-H group is supposed to make valentines for the residents of an residents home and maybe we should add this too. :)

Heather said...

Oh those are very cute. Great idea!

Lynn said...

This is so cute! You look like you're a sculpey expert. I'll bet mine would turn out really fat in one part of the coil and really skinny in another. Sigh. Yours looks very professional.

texasholly said...

That is super cute. I love the idea.

alilbit said...

Absolutely adoreable and a perfect gift for my gal pals. Ty so much!

Halahblue said...

This is adorable. Instead of Sculpey though, I'm going to try it with magazine pages rolled, then curled up.

CountessLaurie said...

Very cute. I definitely want to try this. Now I just have to figure out how I can hide clay from my husband who thinks I have too many craft hobbies as it is :-)

Thanks for sharing.

Janet said...

That's quick and easy - I may be out of red sculpey though. I may have to break out of the box and do a blue or purple heart. :)

Flea said...

Ooo! I love it muchly! Maybelline has been officially declared as having mono, so she'll be home tomorrow. I'll run out and pick up some Sculpty!

* TONYA * said...

Very sweet. My little one is just loving jewelery right now, this would be perfect for her.

Rekha said...

very artistic valentine gift

Holly Crosley said...

Very cool!

Jennifer said...

I think this is actually something that I could do... it's about as easy as least year's Valentine mice!

Patois said...

Just wanted to let you know that we made this Saturday night, and the kids loved it. In blogging about it, I even mentioned that it was the esteemed Michelle who told me how to do it. (Don't worry, I didn't turn anybody off to you by showing pictures of our finished products.)