Anything that has to do with the Moon is my absolute favourite (I even made a Moon Phase Garland when I first started this blog), so when I saw Crescent Moon pendants all over the place, I knew I needed to try making my own. The best part about making your own, is that you can customize the size, the chain for the necklace, and even the details. I get so many compliments / questions on mine, & it’s always nice to say you made it yourself! With just a few simple supplies, it’s really simple to make and since most chains and jump-rings come in packs, you can make multiples (for friends and family). This technique can be used to make any kind of pendant, so if you aren’t feeling a Moon, try making something else.
You Will Need
Sculpey Baking clay, Sculpey Stain Gloss, Jump-rings in various sizes, Pliers, Chain or Necklace
Let’s Get Started
Start by rolling out a small piece of sculpting clay a little longer than an inch. Make sure to roll the ends thinner than the middle. Using something round curve the clay around to create a crescent shape.
Read the directions on the package of the clay, and bake accordingly – Usually takes 13-15 minutes.
Once the pendant is completely cooled, coat with the stain gloss, and set to the side to dry.
Using different sized jump rings, customize your pendant. I opted to create one with some rings in the middle and one with the rings in 3 different spots. To add them, use pliers to open and close once around the pendant. To create the loop where you will be adding the necklace, join two jump-rings together first, and then attach it to the pendant.
Add your necklace or chain by either threading it through the loop, or open the jump-ring to place the necklace and then close.
Hope you give this DIY a try and make sure you’re following me on Instagram!