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Clay Pretzel Necklace

A golden pretzel necklace DIY made from clay
I must be going through some kind of clay phase lately, because try as I might, I just can't stop crafting with the stuff. It's just so fun and easy, and I love that I can make pretty much anything from the stuff — within reason. So while I was making a conversation heart ring a couple weeks ago, I had the idea to whip up a pretzel necklace with the leftover clay... You know, waste-not-want-not, or whatever. Read on for instructions!
A golden pretzel necklace DIY made from clay
Using soft FIMO clay, roll a small amount into a long, noodle-like piece. Cross the ends over one another to form a pretzel shape, gently pressing down the ends to join them together. I decided to rough up the surface of my pretzel to make it look like coarse salt, but this step is optional. From there, bake your pendant in the oven following the package directions for about 30 minutes.
A golden pretzel necklace DIY made from clay
Once your now-hardened pretzel cools, spray paint it with gold paint. While that dries, gather up the rest of your supplies: Chain (16"-18"), jump rings, wire and pliers.
A golden pretzel necklace DIY made from clay
Take a pre-looped piece of wire and wrap it around the top of the pretzel on one end, leaving enough room to wrap the remaining wire around itself. Firmly wrap the wire and squeeze the end to secure it. Repeat on the other side.
A golden pretzel necklace DIY made from clay
Using jump rings, connect the pendant to the chain and BOOM — you're all done! Wear this bad boy alone or layered with a couple other necklaces for an effortlessly chic look... looking good, my friend.

I hope you guys enjoyed this fun little project, and as always, thanks for reading! xx

9 comments

  1. What a neat idea! I love that you could make any shape too
    xJennaD

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  2. Ooh this is just too cute! The pretzel shape reminds me so much of Germany. Love it. <3

    Love,
    Ana

    www.brokenstiletto.com

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  3. If your clay phase stays this adorable, it's totally acceptable! :D

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  4. Love this necklace! Super cute. If you have a minute, I'd love if you came by and linked up at The Makers link party over on my blog. :)

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  5. I'm loving this necklace (especially the color)! It really makes the pretzel look more chic and yummy I might add (lol).

    - Katie

    http://runningwithagluegun.blogspot.com/

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  6. So simple but so cute!
    Lovely pictures and blog
    xx

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  7. Very clever to add the clasps. I made a necklace just like this on my blog last year. Check it out:
    http://curiosityetc.wordpress.com/2013/01/20/gilded-pretzel-necklace/
    http://curiosityetc.wordpress.com/2013/01/26/another-fun-pretzel-necklace-with-a-twist-pun-intended/

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