Metal Clay Pendant Necklace Design

by Lynn Gonzalez
(Berlin, WI USA)

The Galaxy Necklace

The Galaxy Necklace

To make this metal clay pendant necklace I used Precious Metal clay, sterling silver wire and spacer beads, faceted agate beads and red agate.

First, I made the pendant myself. It is silver metal clay.

I made a mold with silicone and molded an antique button. Then, took a piece of silver clay and pushed it into the mold.

Next I pushed in the glass bead in the middle of the metal silver clay pendant.

Let this dry and then sand the edges smooth.

Next, add a line of syringe clay around the glass to make a bezel to hold in the bead.

Also, drill 2 holes for adding wire to attach the pendant to the necklace.

Fire the metal clay according to manufactures directions.

To put the necklace together, cut a small length of sterling silver wire and add facet striped agate and red agate. Make a wire wrapped loop on one side of the pendant.

Then, make a wrapped wire loop on the other end. Repeat this to the other side.

String beading wire and crimp onto loop.

Add gemstones red agate and facet agate, or others to fit our style. Repeat this to the other side.

Make the necklace the length you want, add the clasp.

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Making Jewelry with Precious Metal Clay
by: Wanda

This is a gorgeous metal clay pendant necklace design!

Though I've not personally worked with PMC, I viewed lots of projects in magazines and have watched demos at bead shows.

It takes some effort and patience, but the results can turn out beautifully as did yours!

I also like the red and grey color combination you chose for the agate beads.

For those who may be inspired to work with precious metal clay or other types of clays to make jewelry, here are a couple of resources:

Here is a
DVD download that teaches you the basics of working with metal clay.

Here is a digital download of a back issue of
Step by Step Jewelry: Polymer, Ceramic, and Metal Clays that teaches you the basics of working with different types of clay for making jewelry.

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