Want to add some razzle-dazzle to your life/look? This DIY falling star necklace will grant your wish! Bonus: It’s suuuuper easy to do. If you have the patience for baking cookies, making this *stellar accessory* will be no big deal.
What you’ll need:
- An oven
- A knife (Optional: A star-shaped clay cutter. You can totally make this necklace without one, but they do make it a little easier to cut a perfect star.)
- Corn starch (not pictured)
- A polymer clay like Sculpey
- Paint (unless you want your stars to be the color of your polymer clay)
- Jewelry U pins
- Jump rings (you’ll need about 12)
- A necklace chain
- A necklace-chain clasp
- Strong glue like E6000 or Gorilla Glue (also not pictured!)
How to do it:
Preheat your oven to the temperature instructed by your polymer clay’s package.
Dip your knife or clay cutter into a bit of corn starch. This keeps the clay from sticking to the cutter. Tap the knife/cutter onto a hard surface to knock any excess starch off.
Break off a piece of clay and roll it into a ball. Flatten it out, then cut a star shape with your knife, or punch out the shape with your clay cutter. Set it aside. Repeat for as many stars as you want on your necklace. I made five.
Stick a jewelry U pin through the tip of each star. This is how the stars will connect to the necklace chain. To prevent the ends of the pins from poking through the opposite edges of the stars, trim each pin with wire cutters.
Bake the stars in the oven for the time instructed on the clay’s package.
Once the stars are done baking, let them cool for about five minutes.
Pull the jewelry pin OUT of the star by the eye (the looped part), dab a small amount of glue on the pin’s ends, and reinsert the pin into the star. This secures the pin to the star and ensures that you won’t lose stars later! Repeat for each star. Let the glue dry.
Once the glue is dry, paint each star in the color of your choice. If you want the stars to have a glossy finish, you can coat them with Mod Podge, or another sealant once the the paint is dry.
Now that your stars are finished, it’s time to build the actual necklace! Measure your chain to your preferred length (mine is about 16 inches long). Attach a clasp to one end and a single jump ring to the other.
Measure a length of chain for each star that you made (these will hang off of the main necklace chain). Each of mine were about two and half inches long.
Using jump rings, affix each star to its respective small chain. Then, attach each small chain to the main necklace chain, at equal distances apart.
Aaand finished! Your necklace is outta this world. ♦