Posted on 36 Comments

DIY Stone Fairy Necklace

If you’re inspired by nature and you love the feel of clay in your hands, you’ll want to check out this polymer clay fairy necklace video tutorial.  Use the techniques explained in the video for all kinds of different faux stone polymer clay jewelry designs.

DIY Fairy Necklace Supplies

Disclosure: Post contains affiliate links

Tools

DIY Fairy Necklace Instructions

1. Mix the Polymer Clays

Go on a nature walk and find a stone you like. Or, if you aren’t a fan of fresh air, Etsy has a great selection of crafting stones.  Study your stone to pick your polymer clay colors.  I found a gray stone from the woods so I went with white, brown, black, olive green, and gray granite. Mix them together until you get a marbled look.

2. Sculpt the Fairy Head

Pause and play the video as needed while you are sculpting.  It’s also very helpful to look up references online. Be careful to sculpt what you see in the reference, and not what you think you see, and remember to consciously take enjoyment in the process.  I will be creating a slowed down, step by step, video series on sculpting the head.  I invite you to sign up for my newsletter if you’d like to know when that becomes available.

3.  Add the Lichen

Find some lichen as a reference, either from your back yard or find images online.  Use blue and green clay and mix them together, adding white as needed.  I used more of a turquoise blue and an olive green, which seemed to be just perfect together to make that fabulous lichen color.  Make tiny balls and poke them onto the fairy head with a toothpick or a pointy modeling tool.

4. Make the Back & Secure the Fairy to the Stone

gift
Oh, for me?

Roll out some of your clay and wrap it around your stone.  I found it was best to wrap it around natural indentations on the stone, if possible.  If your stone is round, without any indentations, you may want to make two rolls of clay and wrap them around the stone like a ribbon on a present.

5. Add the Eye Pin

I like to make a little bend at the end of the pin before sliding it into the clay to ensure that it won’t eventually slip out.  After you slide it into the clay just push the clay down on it a little, (as seen in the video).  Make sure your eye pin will fit your necklace chain.

6. Make the Leaves

polymer clay jewelry designs
So many different designs to make using these techniques.

Find leaves from the great outdoors with distinct veins.  Make a thin leaf shape out of clay. Press the leaf onto the clay for awesome realistic texture. Secure the leaves onto the fairy (or on the strips of clay) with Liquid Sculpey.  Keep in mind you don’t have to sculpt a face.  You could also make beautiful polymer clay jewelry designs with just the leaves.

 

7. Bake

Bake according to your clay’s instructions. Check out my tips about how to bake polymer clay if you’re just beginning your polymer clay adventures.

8. Paint it Black

Once your creation is cool, you can just go nuts and smother it with black acrylic paint.  Put on disco music and have some fun with this.  Your kids will think you’ve totally lost it.

9. Wipe Off the Paint

Use a paper napkin or two and wipe off the wet black paint immediately after fully covering it.  It will stay in the crevices and produce an instant aged look. So pretty.

10. Sand It

Once the paint has fully dried you can sand it with medium to light grit sandpaper.  Be careful not to over sand (do people say ‘over sand’?… you get what I mean though).

11. Varnish if You Want To

This is optional, but if you are going to be handling your fairy necklace a lot you may want to add a varnish.  Be careful, don’t use just any varnish. Varathane is a tried and true option, so it is highly recommended among polymer clayists.  I like the matte finish, but that’s just me. Do your thing.

with love, Caroline

Consider supporting Certainly Caroline on Patreon

36 thoughts on “DIY Stone Fairy Necklace

  1. Very nice blog post. I definitely love this website.
    Stick with it!

  2. Woah! I’m really enjoying the template/theme of this
    blog. It’s simple, yet effective. A lot of times it’s hard to get that “perfect balance” between usability and visual appeal.

    I must say you have done a awesome job with this.
    Additionally, the blog loads extremely quick for me
    on Chrome. Exceptional Blog!

  3. I really like your blog.. very nice colors & theme. Did you create this website yourself or did
    you hire someone to do it for you? Plz respond as I’m looking to
    create my own blog and would like to know where u got this
    from. many thanks

  4. Saved as a favorite, I love your web site!

  5. Pretty part of content. I just stumbled upon your web site and in accession capital to assert that I get in fact loved account your weblog posts.
    Anyway I will be subscribing for your augment or even I achievement you get right of entry
    to consistently rapidly.

  6. For newest information you have to go to see web and on world-wide-web I
    found this web site as a best web page for hottest updates.

  7. Thanks for a marvelous posting! I really enjoyed reading it, you could be a great author.I will remember to bookmark your blog
    and will eventually come back sometime soon. I want to encourage you continue your
    great work, have a nice holiday weekend!

  8. This is my first time pay a quick visit at here and i am really
    happy to read all at single place.

  9. Hey there! I know this is somewhat off-topic but I needed to
    ask. Does operating a well-established website like yours require a massive amount work?
    I am completely new to writing a blog however I do write in my journal on a daily basis.
    I’d like to start a blog so I can share my own experience and views online.
    Please let me know if you have any kind of suggestions or tips for new aspiring
    blog owners. Thankyou!

  10. Have you ever considered publishing an ebook
    or guest authoring on other sites? I have a blog based upon on the same topics you discuss and would really like to have
    you share some stories/information. I know my viewers would enjoy your work.
    If you’re even remotely interested, feel free to shoot me
    an email.

  11. Do you have a spam issue on this blog; I also am a
    blogger, and I was wanting to know your situation; many of us have developed some nice practices and we are
    looking to swap strategies with other folks, why not shoot me
    an e-mail if interested.

  12. I think everything posted made a lot of sense. But, think
    about this, what if you composed a catchier title? I ain’t suggesting your information isn’t good., however suppose you added a post title that grabbed a
    person’s attention? I mean DIY Stone Fairy Necklace ~ Certainly Caroline is kinda
    plain. You could peek at Yahoo’s front page and see how they
    create post titles to get viewers to open the links.

    You might try adding a video or a related picture or two to get readers excited about what you’ve got
    to say. Just my opinion, it would bring your posts a little bit more interesting.

  13. Nice blog here! Additionally your web site loads up very fast!

    What web host are you the usage of? Can I get your associate hyperlink on your host?
    I wish my site loaded up as quickly as yours lol

  14. When someone writes an post he/she maintains the plan of a user in his/her brain that how a user
    can understand it. Therefore that’s why this post is outstdanding.

    Thanks!

  15. Fantastic goods from you, man. I have understand your stuff previous to and
    you are just extremely wonderful. I actually
    like what you’ve acquired here, certainly like what you’re saying and
    the way in which you say it. You make it entertaining and you still take care of to keep it sensible.
    I cant wait to read much more from you. This is actually a wonderful website.

  16. This is my first time go to see at here and i am actually pleassant to read everthing at single
    place.

  17. Nice blog here! Also your web site loads up very fast!
    What web host are you using? Can I get your affiliate link to your host?
    I wish my web site loaded up as fast as yours lol

  18. you’re truly a just right webmaster. The web
    site loading velocity is incredible. It sort of feels that you’re doing any distinctive trick.
    Also, The contents are masterwork. you have performed a great process in this matter!

  19. For most recent information you have to go to see web and on world-wide-web I found this web site as a
    finest website for hottest updates.

  20. Wonderful website. Plenty of useful information here. I’m sending it
    to several buddies ans additionally sharing in delicious.
    And of course, thank you to your effort!

  21. Hi there! This is my first visit to your blog! We are a team of volunteers and starting a new initiative in a community
    in the same niche. Your blog provided us beneficial information to work on.
    You have done a outstanding job!

  22. you are in reality a excellent webmaster. The site loading speed is incredible.

    It kind of feels that you’re doing any distinctive
    trick. Moreover, The contents are masterpiece. you have done a great process on this
    matter!

  23. I’m amazed, I must say. Seldom do I encounter a
    blog that’s both educative and interesting, and let me
    tell you, you have hit the nail on the head. The problem is something which not enough folks are speaking
    intelligently about. I am very happy I stumbled across this in my search for something concerning this.

  24. I’ve learn some just right stuff here. Definitely worth bookmarking for revisiting.
    I wonder how much effort you set to create any
    such magnificent informative web site.

  25. Howdy! This post couldn’t be written much better! Reading through this post reminds me of my previous roommate!
    He constantly kept preaching about this. I am going to forward this post to him.
    Fairly certain he’s going to have a good read. Thank you for sharing!

  26. I seriously love your website.. Very nice colors & theme.
    Did you build this site yourself? Please reply back as I’m wanting to create my own personal site and would love
    to learn where you got this from or what the theme is called.
    Thank you!

  27. Right now it seems like Expression Engine is the preferred blogging platform out there right now.
    (from what I’ve read) Is that what you are using on your blog?

  28. Wow, fantastic blog layout! How long have you been blogging for?
    you make blogging look easy. The overall look of your web site is magnificent, let
    alone the content!

  29. Hello to every one, the contents existing at this web page are in fact awesome for people experience,
    well, keep up the good work fellows.

  30. I like the helpful information you supply for your articles.
    I’ll bookmark your blog and check once more here regularly.
    I’m fairly certain I will be informed plenty of new stuff proper here!
    Best of luck for the following!

  31. You need to take part in a contest for one of the highest quality
    websites on the web. I am going to recommend this web site!

  32. I have been absent for some time, but now I remember why I used to love this web site. Thank you, I’ll try and check back more often. How frequently you update your web site?

  33. Like!! I blog quite often and I genuinely thank you for your information. The article has truly peaked my interest.

  34. Fabulous, please do a tutorial on your fairy that is featured in your new fairy garden. I love her. Thankyou for inspiring me. Chrissy

    1. I’m planning a fairy doll tutorial in the future, though not right away. I really appreciate your input, Chrissy, and I’ll keep it in mind. So glad to hear you’re inspired! 🙂

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *