How to Make Decoden Bow Necklaces

DIY Personal Accessories

Here’s a simply sweet tutorial for polymer clay bow necklaces.

Transform a handful of  polymer clay and a few jewelry findings into cool accessories that finds its inspiration in decoden.

So easy, so Hello-Kitty-ish, so girly, so decoden ~ so perfectly aligned with the times.

Want to learn how to make this double bow necklace?

Materials Needed

  • Polymer clay
  • Cutter
  • Jump rings
  • Jewelry pliers
  • Clasp
  • Chain
  • Oven
  • Pencil Pin

Step-by-Step Tutorial

step 1: lay out wax paper so the clay won’t stick on your surface first. Anyway, roll out your polymer clay into a long log and divide into four. Roll out each one and flatten.

by Aki Altuna

step 2: pinch the sides like pictured above, and then pinch both sides together. Pinch two of those, and then assemble them like so… whew, that’s a lot of pinching. Be careful not to ruin the folds!

by Aki Altuna

step 3: Next take a small bit of clay, roll it out and flatten it like in the first picture. Wrap it around your bow, cut the excess and flatten it a bit. That’s it – you have your bow. 

by Aki Altuna

step 4: To make holes, it helps to put a pencil or any barrel shaped object inside – it’s used to hold the shape. Poke out your circle per usual. 

step 5: Bake your clay according to the directions on the package. Let it cool, varnish (if you want) and attach your jump rings and chain on it. Necklace done!

This tutorial is by Aki Altuna, who used to write at Minted strawberry,, which is no longer online.

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