Jul 042017
 

Today we have the second video in a two part series, if you missed it here’s How to Make the Heart Toggle Pendants in Part 1.

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This kind of a project is a fun challenge. I knew going in that I wanted to use a heart shape with a hole in it as a toggle. I also knew that I wanted to have some kind of dangles. My initial thought was to have the dangles coming down from holes near the tip of the heart.

It took a little bit of engineering and figuring to make it all come together, this is why I didn’t make any holes in the piece (except for the one for the toggle bar, of course!) until after I had it figured out. In the end I’m really pleased with both necklaces.

My favorite part are those chain dangles that flow down from the center of the toggle bars. 

Btw, don’t forget that if you are one of my patrons I have template of these heart shapes for you available on my Patreon posts page.

heart toggle pendants cover

If you missed how to make the polymer clay hearts and toggles check out the part one video.

Tools and Materials:

  • polymer clay heart toggle pendant
  • french wire
  • crimps
  • crimp covers
  • bead stringing wire
  • beads for necklace
  • bead stoppers
  • flat nose pliers
  • wire cutters
  • chain nose pliers
  • crimping pliers
  • One Step Looper
  • One Step Crimper
  • awl
  • 1/16 drill bit
  • chain & clasp for necklace
  • chain for dangles
  • head pins

Enjoy the video and happy creating!

Watch the Heart Toggle Pendants-Polymer Clay Jewelry Tutorial Part 2 video at YouTube.

Jun 272017
 

It’s always fun to break the rules, or at least stretch them or bend them a little! One of my favorite ways of doing that is to find new and unusual uses for jewelry findings.

heart toggle pendants cover

In a recent video I showed how you could make your own polymer clay toggle clasp findings. I decided to bend and stretch, quite literally, that concept to make these heart toggle clasps that function not only as the closure for the necklace, but as a focal pendant.

Although I used a heart shape, you can make your pendants any shape you want. Use any kind of clay sheet you want to create them, decorate them with anything you like. In short, use this idea as a jumping off place for your own creativity!

The flower and leaf canes that are used are very simple and basic.

Here are links to tutorials you may find useful if you are new to polymer clay caning. If you’d like me to make a video showing how I made my leaves & flowers, leave a comment & let me know.

In next week’s video I will show you how to add beads and dangles to turn this clasp into a necklace.

Tools & Materials:

Learn how to turn your toggle pendants into necklace in Part 2.

Enjoy the video and happy creating!

Watch the Heart Toggle Pendants Pt.1-Polymer Clay Jewelry Findings Tutorial video at YouTube.

Watch the Heart Toggle Pendants Pt.2-Polymer Clay Jewelry Tutorial video at YouTube.