Faux Swedish Heart Polymer Clay Pendant

Social Media can be an amazing place to find creative inspiration! Whether it’s a manufacturer’s website, Facebook, YouTube, or Pinterest – there are seemingly endless ideas! When I see something on one of these sites I’d like to try, my goal is not to just copy what the original artist has done – I always strive to give it a unique twist, do it a bit differently, etc. When I saw this post on the Fairfield World Facebook page about a fabric Swedish Heart, my mind began imagining it in another material. I went to Pinterest and searched Swedish Heart and up came a zillion ideas for creating paper hearts (like we used to make in grade school!), fabric hearts, etc., but nothing what I envisioned – a polymer clay “faux” Swedish Heart!

Project Materials

Instructions

Faux Swedish Heart How 1
Faux Swedish Heart How 1

Roll red clay to about 1/8”.

Faux Swedish Heart HOW 2
Faux Swedish Heart How 2

Place silkscreen over rolled clay, add white acyrlic paint and gently scrape paint across screen to transfer image. Lift silkscreen and let paint dry. Clean silkscreen.

Faux Swedish Heart How 3
Faux Swedish Heart How 3

Roll white clay to about 1/8”. Place silkscreen over rolled clay, add red acrylic paint and gently scrape paint across screen to transfer image. Lift silkscreen and let paint dry. Clean silkscreen.

Faux Swedish Heart How 4
Faux Swedish Heart How 4

Use crinkle heart cutter to cut out 1 heart from white printed clay.

Faux Swedish Heart HOW 5
Faux Swedish Heart How 5

Use craft knife to cut 1 red heart and the white heart into two pieces as shown.

Use craft knife to make slices in the remaining pieces of each heart as shown.

Faux Swedish Heart How 6
Faux Swedish Heart How 6

Use craft knife to cut the small sliced sections into small squares.

Faux Swedish Heart How 7
Faux Swedish Heart How 7

Place second red heart with printed side down. Use 3-in-1 Adhesive to mount eye pin in center with eye at top. Use adhesive to mount two top sides of hearts over base heart as shown.

Faux Swedish Heart How 8
Faux Swedish Heart How 8

Apply adhesive to remaining area of heart and add the small squares, alternating colors to create the faux intertwined effect.

Makin’s Clay is a no-bake polymer clay, simply let it dry for 24 hours to fully cure.

Trim any portion of eye pin extending beyond the heart.

Add white organza ribbon and a jewelry closure.

Faux Swedish Heart
Faux Swedish Heart

Designed by Cindi McGee

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