So to offset my linear challenge, I reverted to my “comfort zone” of polymer clay and today want to share with you some cute chevron patterned jewelry.
1. Knead clay and roll into little balls of the same size
2. Working on parchment paper, roll the balls into long snakes and place one on top of the other, alternating colours
3. Place another piece of parchment paper on top of the clay and gently rub clay, applying even pressure throughout (this will help the clay adhere to each other)
4. Cut a rectangle of desired size and lightly mark the centre
5. Cut two diagonal lines from the top centre point as shown
6. Take the two edges you just cut and place together to form a diamond, giving you the chevron pattern (cover the diamond with parchment paper and gently rub clay, as shown in step 3)
7. Place diamond onto ring blank or pendant blank and gently press the clay. With a blade, cut along the overlapping edges, gently smoothing clay. Bake per package instructions and allow clay to cool in oven. Polish or add a coat of varnish to add sheen if you wish.
my pendant. Aren’t they sweet?
While clay is one of my favourite mediums, I had put it aside for a while and have only recently began to rediscover why it is I love it so much.
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Maggie Massey says
Sooo fantastic, Lucy! I am in complete awe of your talent…you are amazing…
Love each and every piece! The flowers have to be my fav though. Lovely!
oh my these are so lovely!!! great job 🙂
Jane Smiles says
Nice tutorial! I’m thinking of creating something like this soon… Thanks for your great tutorials 🙂
miss flibbertigibbet says
Those are so pretty! I don’t need ONE OTHER thing to do so I’ll leave making jewelry to talented people like you! Great tutorial though!
Ugh, I should not have subscribed to your blog… Every day I am wishing had more artistic talent! On the upside, I’m always inspired to try something that usually intimidates me. Thanks for sharing your beautiful work!!
Heather H. says
Your creations are just beautiful and so are your pictures. I always enjoy strolling through your blog.
Thanks for sharing.
Melanie @ Whimsical Creations says
I LOVE that last pink flower you made. 😀
These are amazing! You are so talented.
I have yet to buy anything chevron. But I would buy that pendant in a heart beat! You are so dang talented Lucy, I would love to have a third of your artistic talent, you are amazing. The rose is the same color as your shirt in your profile picture 🙂
You are so amazing girl! You need to open an etsy shop to sell ALL of your creations in, everything you make would fly off the shelves! I would be one of your customers 😉
I love working with polymer clay too, but haven’t tried making any flowers. They look so lovely…are they difficult to make? How about another tutorial? I would love to make some little flowers. Pretty please?
You never cease to amaze me Lucy! Chevrons are really big in the papercrafting world right now, and I’m sure they are popping up everywhere! Your jewellery is fabulous!
JENNY K. says
oh wow!!! I love, love, love these!!! So clever and beautiful!!!
Amy Latta says
So gorgeous! I featured this today in my LooksiSquare.com jewelry collection!
Melissa Page says
There are so many amazing ways to work with clay and this right here is one of them. I’d love to read more DIY tutorials about clay jewelry.
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