Marbled Clay Pendant Necklace

Love this! Marbled Clay Pendent Necklace DIY (click through for tutorial) If I had to pick one item of jewelry to wear for the rest of my life, it would be the long pendant necklace for sure. It’s an easy item to wear with both casual and dressy outfits, and I’m convinced that the longer chains elongate your body and make you look a little bit taller than short necklaces do. Since I made these  last year, I’ve been a little bit obsessed with the marbling process, and I thought a pendant necklace would be another great way to show off the easy marbling technique.

Love this! Marbled Clay Pendent Necklace DIY (click through for tutorial) Supplies:
-oven bake clay
-silicon rolling pin or glass jar to use as rolling pin
-X-Acto knife or clay knife
-parchment paper
-super glue
-necklace chain, jump rings, and necklace closure

Love this! Marbled Clay Pendent Necklace DIY (click through for tutorial) To make your marbled clay section for your necklace, follow using black, grey and white strands of clay. Don’t get too hung up on an exact measurement of clay for each color, but I would start with a hunk of white clay a little bigger than a golf ball, a grey ball of clay half that size, and then a small piece of black that’s half the size of the grey. Adjust those ratios if you want more or less of something on your second try.

Love this! Marbled Clay Pendent Necklace DIY (click through for tutorial) Once you have your clay rolled out about 1/4″ thick, use an X-Acto or clay knife to cut your clay into small strips for your pendant necklace. I made the larger pendant 2″ long and the smaller size 1.25″ long. Place the pendants on parchment paper and bake in the oven according to the clay instructions.

Love this! Marbled Clay Pendent Necklace DIY (click through for tutorial) Once the clay has baked and cooled, seal the clay with a glaze (only if you want to) and use glue to attach the pendants to the bail. I put the small bail on the back of the smaller pendant, but I really liked the larger bail on the front for the bigger size.

Cut your chain to your desired length, add the pendant, and then use jump rings to attach the chain to a necklace closure. If you want to do a double pendant, cut a shorter chain for the smaller pendant, and attach the long and short chain ends to the same jump ring. Then connect that to the necklace closure. See a more detailed explanation of a double chain in .

Love this! Marbled Clay Pendent Necklace DIY (click through for tutorial) Love this! Marbled Clay Pendent Necklace DIY (click through for tutorial) I really, really love how this project came out! You could make these with any colored clay you want, but I like how classic the grey and white marble looks. It’s also up to you if you want to make a double pendant version with a smaller and larger pendant or just one single pendant on a chain. These are really fast and easy to make and would be a great project for a craft night party or next time you’re in need of a homemade gift. So glad I decided to make a wearable version of the clay marbling. Hope you decide to give it a try as well! xo. Laura

Credits // Author: Laura Gummerman, Photography by: Laura Gummerman and Sarah Rhodes. Photos edited using Stella from the . 

  • Those are really cute Laura. I think you should sell your jewelry on here. 🙂 I’d never take the time, nor have the patience to do it. Ha!!

  • I love your projects. Looks easy enough for me to do and the end project looks fantastic!

  • This is really chic and beautiful, I’m so into Marbled DIYs!!!!
    Please check out my DIY Marbled Bar Necklace here:

    Love, Lila&Sirena

  • This is really chic and beautiful, I’m so into Marbled DIYs!!!!
    Please check out my DIY Marbled Bar Necklace here:

    Love, Lila&Sirena

  • You would pick a pendant necklace over your wedding ring?? Just joking 😉

    Love the DIY it looks really chic and doable :).

    Best regards,
    Jolanda

  • I love the look of this.Long necklaces also make people look thinner in my opinion.

  • I absolutely love this design! Definitely something I plan to try with my younger cousin, we both love stuff like this. <3

  • Absolutely love the look of these!! That’s a great idea to do these for a group craft night or something. Of course, it’s always more fun to do projects with a friend and some wine, though!;)

    -Molly

  • It turned out gorgeous! I agree that you should definitely sell…I don’t know if I could make it as pretty as yours!

  • It turned out gorgeous! I agree that you should definitely sell…I don’t know if I could make it as pretty as yours!

  • this is suuuuuper random and has nothing to do with this post (sorry) but the other day i saw a picture of ABBA and thought “hey the blonde girl reminds me of emma from a beautiful mess.” then i thought what a great halloween costume that would be for emma and elsie and their respective dudes. i mean, the clothing inspiration alone! not to mention the wigs!

    anyway, i know it’s kinda weird to get a halloween suggestion from some rando on the internet in august but i just had to share. 🙂

  • Those are so pretty! When I saw the pictures I thought it was something you bought, and not made!

  • Ooh this is a lovely idea – I have some fimo that I’ve been working out what to do with and I think I’ll try making a few of these 😀

    Fii | little miss fii

  • wow. that’s incredible. and, i’m a sucker for grays and longer necklaces. well done!

  • These are so awesome! I may have to make some of these up for myself and some of my friends and family! 🙂 Great tutorial!

  • These look so fancy!

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  • If you sold this, I will totally buy it! But then again it’s really way fun to DIY stuff. 🙂

  • So pretty, Laura! I just used these colors to make marbled clay necklace hooks. Your pendant necklaces would look great on them! 😉

    Sarah

  • Wow, the necklaces are super pretty! The gold looks so great with the grey. Also, I’ve been looking for a tank like the white one you’re wearing- would you mind sharing where you got it?

  • This is lovely! I admire your talent! Would you make any of these for sale?

  • I absolutely love tour ideas!! I agree you should start selling them! I want one!!

  • Could you link to the chain you used? I like that it’s thin. It’s hard to find a gold tone chain in that width and it’s hard to tell how wide the chain is going to be when shopping online.

  • Love the simplicity and modern look especially with that bail. Easy enough for beginners to do. Will share on my blog so others can come visit.

  • OMG loving this!!! So many awesome marbling tutorials now! I really need to hop on the trend for my DIY blog hapinesswherever.wordpress.com!

  • Would love to see a porcelain version with sterling findings, ever think about it? Your work is so inventive.
    Love and Peace
    Phoebe

  • i LOVE this project – just featured this on my blog after being inspired to try it over the weekend…my only question is HOW do you manage to create such straight edges with the clay when you cut? i used a clay knife but still have such imperfect edges. i want to make these as gifts and maybe even sell some locally, but i need to master the straight edge! any tips would be helpful, thanks for posting. as always, love reading your blog!

  • Beautiful! Where did you purchase the necklace chain? I’m having trouble finding chain that I like at my local stores.

  • Looks amazing! I’ve had a go and can’t get as sharp edges as in your pics- any tips for keeping edges straight and sharp?

    Always so impressed by the diy projects on this site, you’re my inspiration!
    Freyja

  • Hey Laura did you make new tile backdrops for your photography? Or are these tiles in this and the moscow mule jello shot, and such all new tile in your home?

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