DIY Clay Chain Necklace

DIY clay chain necklace Don’t you love that feeling when you come upon a really expensive necklace that you can easily make yourself? Lots of times I see cool necklaces that are way beyond my skills so when I find something simple, colorful & cute that I can recreate I do a little internal happy dance. Please tell me I’m not the only one making a fool of myself at Michaels? Anyone?

Anyway, this $75 necklace was calling my name. So I bought a colorful pack of clay and had a fun afternoon of crafting with Caroline – we made another necklace that I’ll show you soon! Read on for full instructions.

Clay Chain Necklace Instructions

how to make clay chain necklace
Step 1: Work the clay in your hand until it loosens up. Then take a small piece and roll in out into a snake. (This is the part that kids love.)

Step 2: Decide your color combination. I used 3 colors for the black & white necklace and 4 colors for the more colorful versions. Shape into a chain with 9 links and bake according to directions.

Step 3: When it has cooled off just knot leather cord to each end and add a dab of glue.

Step 4: Cut the ends off the cord and tie the ends around your neck. So easy, right?
clay chain necklace diy

I actually made clay link bracelets awhile back but found it a bit challenging to get them on and off. But you could easily wear this on your arm and use the cord as a closure (why didn’t I think of that sooner?!)

DIY necklace


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    • gerbermom says

      Holly, thank you so much for the kind words! I had a fun time making these little clay creations. Thanks for stopping by – You have such a great blog :)

  1. says

    Your necklaces look JUST LIKE THE $75 one!
    This is so awesome, I can’t wait to try it. I’ve never worked with clay. (Well, since I was younger)

    • gerbermom says

      the “snakes” are so easy that anyone can make them – actually the whole necklace is pretty easy! just try and see.

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