Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Earth Day Necklace

This is an oldie but a goody.  Last year for Earth Day, Kara made Earth bead necklaces.  With it coming up again in just a few days on April 20, I thought I would share this craft  again.   She was hoping to come up with a new Earth Day craft this year, but with the school talent show coming up fast, she has been working on that instead.  

Earth Day Necklace-  

A few years ago, when my daughter was in kindergarten, she gave me a wonderful Mothers Day gift.  It was a necklace with a bead that looked like the Earth, and a card that said.. "You Mean The World To Me!"  I really love that necklace she made when she was 5, and since then we have made several more.   Last year for Earth Day, our school had a special interest day where we learned about being green. As a gift to her class, we made beads for every child in the class to wear that day.  The kids loved them.  With Earth Day coming up again next week, I thought this would be the perfect craft for this week's tutorial.  

I apologize in advanced for the quality of my pics.  I need better light or a better camera.. LOL! 

To make an Earth bead, you need blue, green and white polymer clay and your favorite ribbon or string. We went with just a basic blue ribbon. 

Take a small section of blue and shape into a circle about the size of a quarter.  Take 3-4 smaller pieces of green and place them randomly on the blue clay.   

Roll into a ball 

Break off small pieces of white clay.  These will be the clouds, so size to your preference.

You might want to wash your hands before handling the white clay to keep it really white. Place randomly on the ball and smooth out. 

I used a bamboo skewer to make the hole, but many things would work. 
I removed the skewer before baking.  
Bake at 270 degrees for 15 mins, and then let cool.

When the bead has cooled, thread your ribbon through the hole.

If you like you can add small pony beads, other earth beads or just wear alone. 

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  1. So cute! Thank you for joining the blog hop this week!!

  2. Oh, and you and Kara have been featured this week :)


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