Rope and hardware are still a big part of jewelry in Spring 2015. Of course, as a Do-It-Yourselfer, I am thrilled about this. One of my favorite pieces off the runway is this Celine pendant. Now, that piece of hardware is impossible to find but easy to sculpt.
To make it you will need:
- 1 pack of gold colored sculpey
- Some black paracord
- Strong glue like E6000
- A baking sheet
- A lighter
Start by cutting yourself 2 pieces of paracord about 2 inches longer than you want your pendant. Then use your lighter to slightly singe the ends to that they don’t fray.
Then, use your fingers to flatten out your bar of clay.
Lay the rope out onto the clay in the place you will want them.
Use your fingers to mold it into a square and smooth any rough edges.
Then pull the rope out. At this point, learn from my mistakes and use a tooth pick or other small round object to widen the holes. This will make it easier to glue the rope in. Bake it according to the instructions of your clay. For Sculpey, it’s 15 minutes at 275 degrees farenheight but if you are using a different brand of polymer clay, make sure to check the package.
Once it is done baking, allow it to cool completely. Then use a toothpick to put glue down in the holes and slide the rope in. (You’ll be happy you widened the holes.) Allow it to try at least 24 hours before you try and wear it.
It looks awesome over a baggy T. Sorry I’m not feeling very photogenic today or I would post a picture of me in it. If you want to make it shinier, you could gold plate it or use a glossy laquer. It’s up to you! I also think it would look rad with a bright color of clay instead of the gold.