This colorful pendant, with its bold pattern and hints of a parasol, is an homage to Petra Nemravova’s Parasol Earrings. I really liked the popping colors and fun, irregular shapes. You can create this color parasol pendant in any color combination that appeals to you.
- Premo! Sculpey Premium Clay
- Cadmium Red Hue
- Sculpey III Premium Clay
- Granny Smith
- Sculpey Souffle Polymer Clay
- Craft Glue
- Large Focal Bead in complementary color
- Clay Tool
- Clay Knife
- Clay Roller
- Clay Machine
- Eye Pin
- Parchment Paper
Combine equal amounts of red and translucent clay. Condition clay using clay machine, then roll out ending on third setting. Repeat with four more colors.
Using clay knife, cut 2” x 1/2” rectangles. Cut each rectangle diagonally in half to create parasol blades.
To fuse parasol blades together, place parchment paper over fan and roll clay roller over fan using slight pressure.
Cut a circle from another piece of clay to create pendant backing.
Use clay tool to create small divots on parasol blades (you can also use small circle clay cutter, or pen cap, to create circles.)
Flip parasol over and place clay circle on back of parasol. This will keep the blades together.
Cut half circle from pointed end of parasol.
Using clay tool, create a 1/4” to 1/2” long hole in cut out half circle. (You’ll later glue eye pin in this hole.)
Preheat oven to 275 degrees. Bake parasol on hollow bead maker. (Don’t try to bend blades over bead shape. Let it droop in the oven.) Let cool completely.
Cover entire pendant with sealer of your choice.
Thread eye pin through large focal bead and glue to pendant.