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Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Makin's Clay® Pink Octopus Pendant

It was love at first sight when I received this amazing Octopus silicone mold from CreateAlong.com - Octopus images are extremely popular right now - they are a major trend popping up everywhere in home decor, jewelry and other fashion pieces.   I've been having fun designing with the mold and just when I think I'm out of ideas, another pops in to my head! 


Makin’s Clay® - White 
CreateAlong.com Under the Sea Octopus Cabochon Mold
JudiKins™ Diamond Glaze™ 
Clearsnap® Smooch® - Taffy Pink, Frosted Aqua, Pool 
Fine paintbrush 
JudiKins™ Tidy Tray™
Small glass beads - white and pale blue 
Jewelry wire, closure, jump ring 
Jewelry pliers 


Place white Makin’s Clay® in Octopus mold.  Use fingers to remove any excess clay and smooth clay into borders of mold.  Smooth back of clay.   Remove molded pendant and smooth side edges with fingers while clay is still fresh.   Let dry for about an hour.

Color octopus with Taffy pink Smooch® ink.  Color area around octopus and sides of oval with Pool and Frosted Aqua Smooch® ink.  Let ink dry.   Paint back with Pool and Frosted Aqua Smooch® ink.  Let dry.

Carefully make small hole with a needle at top of pendant for jump ring.  Let dry 24 hours. 

Apply layer of Diamond Glaze over entire pendant (front and sides.)  Let dry.   Apply Diamond Glaze to back of pendant.  Let dry. 

Cut jewelry wire to desired length for pendant.  Place glass beads in Tidy Tray, bead entire length of wire with clear and pale blue beads in a random pattern.  Add jewelry closure. 

Add jump ring to pendant.  Attach to center of beaded necklace.