By General Crafts Contributor Amy from the Etsy Shop DangerousRainboCraft.
Make a cute chocolate covered strawberry necklace to add some fun to your Valentine’s Day outfit. You can even skip the chocolate and create a plain strawberry necklace to add a pop of red to a spring outfit.
What you need:
- polymer clay: red, brown, yellow, green (I used Sculpey III)
- hobby blade
- Liquid Fimo
- eye pins
- painters palette
- jewelry pliers: cutters and flat
- chalk pastels
- paint brush
- Premo! Sculpey Mini Metal Cutters 12 pc. Basic Shapes
- necklace chain
- jump ring
- clay roller or clay machine
Start out by making a half dollar sized ball of red clay. Use the palm of your hand to slightly flatten it. Pinch your clay to make the tip of your strawberry.
Flatten the top with your fingertip.
Hold a toothpick vertically slightly angled upward and press the tip into your clay. Make the indentations on just the top half of your strawberry (if you plan on making it chocolate covered.) If you want a plain strawberry, indent it all over.
Roll out a pencil lead thick cane of yellow clay. Cut tiny sections of it off and roll them into balls.
Press the yellow balls into every indentation using a toothpick.
Roll out a thin sheet of brown clay with a clay roller or clay machine. When using a clay machine flatten your brown clay then run it through setting 1, switch to setting 2 and run it through, then switch to setting 3 and stop at this thickness.
lay your sheet of brown polymer clay on top of your strawberry and smooth it out. Trim around the edge leaving a little boarder or extra.
Smooth the border around to the back of your strawberry.
Run green clay through a pasta machine until it is a level 2 thickness (the thickness of a coin if using a roller). Use your pointy oval cutter to cut 4 to 5 leafs.
Use a toothpick to add some detail to your leafs. Gently arrange and press them to the top of your strawberry.
Mix Liquid Fimo and shaved brown chalk and use a paintbrush to paint it onto the chocolate surface for a shine.
If you want, you can drizzle on some white icing *refer to my doughnut charms post to make icing/frosting*. Bake for 20 minutes at 265. After it has cooled add a jump ring and necklace chain.