Silver Snowflake Necklace
Metal and glass beads combine with silver polymer clay and rhinestones for a festive holiday necklace you’ll want to wear throughout the season and beyond. Black leather cords lend a contemporary vibe and slip into end caps to support the blingy, center bead grouping. My custom snowflake template is free and included with the downloads.
This project template can be cut with the Silhouette Curio machine, the Cameo 3, other machines or a craft knife. Download the cut file above that's right for you or the pdf file which includes complete instructions.
Directions for Silhouette users (SC) and craft knife users (CK) are included in this tutorial. Directions without initials apply to all crafters.
Before you begin, condition clay.
IMPORTANT NOTE - Setting numbers vary on clay conditioning machines. On my Sculpey machine the thickest setting is 1 and the thinnest is 9.
step 11 - Roll out white clay larger than the size of the snowflake, on the number two setting of the conditioning machine. Set it on deli film.
step 20 - Place the parchment paper on a small square tile and bake the snowflake in a 275-degree oven for 30 minutes. Allow it to cool before handling.
step 21 - Insert a jump ring into the hole in the clay and attach the snowflake to the center of the necklace between the two, center, silver beads.
Clay conditioning machine
SC-Silhouette Curio or Cameo Machine
Jewelry pliers and cutters
At Michaels Store
Premo White Clay
Ranger Silver Alcohol ink
7mm jump rings - 3
CK – craft knife
3mm hole cutter
End caps - 4
Crimp beads and covers
Silver textured round 6mm beads – 8
Glass mirrored 6mm oblong beads – 8
Hot fix Rhinestones – 6mm (1) and 2mm ( approx. 9)
Leather cord – 16”
Ribbon - 12”
Acculon nylon coated beading wire .020 diameter – 8”