Earth Tones and Bohemian Vibes: How to Make a Stunning Polymer Clay Bead Necklace

Bohemian-style jewelry has a distinct, earthy feel that is perfect for adding a touch of boho chic to any outfit. One popular type of bohemian jewelry is a necklace made of polymer clay beads, which are lightweight and easy to customize. In this article, we’ll show you how to make a beautiful bohemian-style necklace using polymer clay beads in earthy colors and geometric patterns.

Materials Needed:

  • Polymer clay in earthy colors such as browns, greens, and blues
  • Gold or silver leaf or paint for metallic accents
  • Thin leather cord
  • Clasp
  • Beading needle
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Oven
  • Rolling pin or clay conditioning machine
  • Toothpick or needle for making holes in beads

Step 1: Prepare the Polymer Clay Start by conditioning the polymer clay to make it soft and pliable. This can be done by rolling it between your hands, or by using a rolling pin or clay conditioning machine. Make sure that the clay is rolled to an even thickness.

Step 2: Create the Beads To make the beads, roll small pieces of clay into balls, cylinders, or other shapes. Vary the sizes and shapes of the beads to add interest and texture to the necklace. Use a toothpick or needle to make holes in the center of each bead. For beads with geometric patterns, use a sharp blade or needle to carve out the design.

Step 3: Bake the Beads Place the beads on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, and bake them in the oven according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Most polymer clay beads should be baked at a temperature of 265-275 degrees Fahrenheit for 10-20 minutes. Allow the beads to cool completely before handling them.

Step 4: Add Metallic Accents To add metallic accents to the beads, apply gold or silver leaf or paint to the surface of the beads using a small brush. Alternatively, you can mix gold or silver mica powder into the clay before baking it.

Step 5: String the Beads Cut a length of thin leather cord to the desired length of the necklace, and attach a clasp to one end. Use a beading needle to string the beads onto the cord, alternating between different shapes, sizes, and colors. For a bohemian look, don’t worry about making the pattern too uniform or symmetrical.

Step 6: Finish the Necklace Once all of the beads are strung onto the cord, tie a knot at the other end of the cord to secure the beads in place. Trim the excess cord with scissors, leaving a small tail. You can also add a decorative tassel or charm to the end of the necklace for extra flair.

Step 7: Wear and Enjoy Your bohemian-style polymer clay bead necklace is now complete! Wear it with a flowing dress, a peasant blouse, or a denim jacket for a relaxed, boho-inspired look.

In conclusion, making a bohemian-style necklace using polymer clay beads is a fun and easy DIY project that can be customized to suit your personal style. By choosing earthy colors, geometric patterns, and a mix of bead shapes and sizes, you can create a one-of-a-kind necklace that is perfect for any occasion. Whether you’re heading to a music festival, a beach party, or just running errands around town, your bohemian-style necklace will add a touch of free-spirited charm to your look.

Earth Tones and Bohemian Vibes: How to Make a Stunning Polymer Clay Bead Necklace


Gorgeous polymer clay canes bracelets and rings for this summer

Polymer clay canes are a great way to create stunning piece of jewelry.  We all know that accessories are the most important part of our outfits. Weather you are planning to wear them yourself or give them away as a present they are the best choice.

This set of bracelets and rings will look sophisticated, classy and modern in any occasion, weather you will were them on a cocktail party, barbecue with friends or pool party.

The color combination makes them easy to match to nearly any outfits. Or, if that is the case, they can be a nice color spot in your outfit.

Following this tutorial can help you make new patterns with the colors you like or the colors you feel fits best with your preferred outfits.

For the next polymer clay bracelet you’ll need a few items to work with:

  1. Polymer clay colors by choice
  2. Polymer clay extruder
  3. A bracelet / ring groove cuffs
  4. Will and focus

First of all select the cuffs you’ll be working with. I’ve selected a couple of rings and some bracelets, thin and thick.

Simple golden cuffs and ringGorgeous polymer clay canes bracelets and rings for this summer

The next step is to select the colors you will use. I’ve choose a combination of pink, blue and white.

I assume that all of you already know how to make canes, but just in case you are new to this you can learn from this great tutorial how to make polymer clay canes

Once you’ve got all of the canes ready to go you simply stitch them together on the cuffs. Try not to deform them in this process as they will look ugly and deformed.

After stitching the together and obtaining the desired result all you need to do is bake them for five minutes and they are ready to be the salt and pepper of your favorite outfit.

Enjoy the following polymer clay bracelets made with this technique.

Pink rings and bracelets are youthful and very easy to blend width almost any outfit you will were.


If you need a color color splash in your outfit you can add a blue or pink bracelet.


I simply love this simple olive cuff.

Check out this pink and olive rings, they certainly will stand out.


Olive rings area also a very nice choice for the summer days.


Check out this beautiful colorful bracelets.


Simple olive cuffs are also very good choices.


Very nice blue bracelets.

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