Polymer clay (also sometimes referred to by their brand names, Sculpey and Fimo) have a lot of DIY potential on their own, but it occurred to me that it might combine well with gold leaf, since the metal wouldn’t be harmed during the cooking process. And I came up with a geometric statement necklace that combines flat gold leaf with little speckles of it, to create a triangular piece of jewelry with lots of texture and shine. And today I’m going to show you how to make it yourself.
Here’s what you’ll need for your necklace:
- Gold leaf
- Polymer clay in two or more colors
- Cylindrical glass (a makeshift rolling pin)
- Gold chain in your desired necklace length
- Two gold 1/4 inch jumprings
- A pin
- Super Glue (not pictured)
Begin by rolling out your darker piece of polymer clay with your “rolling pin” (aka a glass). Roll it gently until it is about 1/8 inch thick.
Drop teeny tiny pieces of the contrasting clay color onto the surface of your flattened piece. Then drop small flakes of gold leaf onto it as well.
Roll over the surface again to adhere everything to the flat piece.