by Christie Dunn.
I love making leather necklaces and like to keep them a bit simple in design so they do not look too busy.
This necklace idea was derived from an experiment I did with Kato polyclay.
If you have never worked with this type of clay, it can be a little intimidating. You have to knead it for a while to get it to soften.
I softened the clay to my liking and pressed a shell I found on a trip to Myrtle Beach into the clay to form the image needed.
After cutting out the shell and baking the piece, I painted it with plaster white chalk paint and edged it with pastel pink chalk paint.
Once the shell pendant was ready, all I had to do was get my leather cord cut to the desired length, knot the pendant onto the cord and embellish the necklace with a few square coral beads.
The simple one of a kind designs is what I enjoy about making jewelry.
Clover & Willow