Chevron pendant tutorial…

A couple of weeks ago, I shared this tutorial 
over at the CSI project.  The theme was chevron…

I have never created a craft using using chevron and not necessarily because I don’t love it, but because I am linearly challenged.

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.

Materials
Two different colours of polymer clay
Parchment paper
Sharp blade
Ring blank, brooch blank or pendant blank
Chain (optional)

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. 

 I added a few pretty extras to 
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.  



And here are some other pieces I made, while the clay was out…


I always rediscover my love for clay and once again realized why clay is one of my favourite mediums.

Thank you for stopping by, see you soon.

much love,
Lucy


Comments

  1. says

    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!!

  2. says

    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 :)

  3. says

    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 ;)

  4. says

    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?

  5. says

    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!

  6. 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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