5.11.2009
Here is a super fun and easy Faux Pearl Necklace that you can make with just 3 ingredients you have in your pantry.  A great rainy day afternoon for the kids or a serious jewerly junky.
Step 1
Measure out your pantry ingredients:
 1 cup of water
 1.5 cups of salt - table salt 
 1 cup of corn starch 
 1 mixing bowl and spoon
 To put the entire necklace together you will need 1 long needle, strong thread and a fancy  metal clasp. 
 
Step 2 
Add you water and salt and bring to a boil. I like when the salt has almost dissolved completely. Once you have a good boil turn down the heat and quickly add the cornstarch. Start to stir - almost like magic the cornstarch will overtake the water and form a sticky paste - keep stirring.
Step 3 
Spoon a good size amount of dough out of the cooking pot and add to a mixing bowl *** remember this dough is going to be really hot so please do not touch it yet. Add some more corn starch and stir away.
 
Step 4 
Once the dough has cooled you can start to mold and shape in your hands. You might want to add more cornstarch to get the right consistency that you desire.
Step 5 
Now you can start to roll out the little pearls to make your necklace. You can even add some food coloring to make different color pearls - so much fun. 
Step 6 
Once you have all your pearls rolled out - using a good size needle poke a hole throught each one. Let them all dry for about 48 hours so they can get hard. Once dried, you will be able to use the needle with thread and sew your pearls together to make your necklace and/or bracelet. Have fun with making all kinds of jewerly - this clay can be molded to make almost anything and it is so easy to make.
 
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24 comments:

  1. This is so great! Thanks for sharing

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  2. Great idea! Is this the only way you know of to make this sort of clay? Is there a way to make it stronger? Thanks for posting this, I'm gonna try it right away!

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  3. This looks like so much fun to do with my daughter and her friends. I think a plate of ginger dino cookies would make it even more fun.
    Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Is it waterproof? Can you seal them to be waterproof?

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  5. Seems like a great idea. I wonder if there is a way to color the clay without compromising the structure. Maybe paint or nail polish?

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  6. are you sure you need 1.5 cups of salt, mine wouldn't desolve,half a cup seemed to work better.

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  7. adding food color should work

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  8. I'm am absolutely giving this a shot. Anything handmade from entirely unexpected objects is more precious than pearls, in my opinion!

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  9. I couldent get this to work! gave it a shot at a youth event, but once they dried they just crumbled to bits :-( I used less salt because it wasen't properly dissolving. has anyone else had this issue or have i done something wrong?

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  10. Super Duper. I hope the Pearl Necklace fools people - what fun !

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  11. Wow, that is amazing and so creative. I will have to try it sometime. Yay!

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  12. Yes Elise. It seems to me that pearl necklace is fooling people. Beth Iflorist.co.uk

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  13. Your creations are great!

    Zepequeña.

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  14. It's a wonderful idea for quids, and for all he family.Great

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  15. This looks cute.

    You should submit it to www.dollarstorecrafts.com

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  16. Would these faux pearl disintegrate even at the first instance you've worn them. I wouldn't want to bring along a date whose necklace have lost a dozen pairs before the night ends. I hope there's a way to solve this handmade necklace's problem.

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  17. Great! That looks fun! My daughter would love this!

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  18. Thank you so much! I'm a Girl Scout Leader in Illinois, USA & this Halloween we will celebrate our founder, Juliette Gordon Low's 150th b-day & as almost all leaders know Juliette funded her beloved first troop in Savanna, GA. 1912 by selling her pearl necklace which she also loved! So this year we are making your necklace in honor of her! Blessings! Julee King

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  19. I'm sorry but this looks fake (pun intended). It would be better to just use polymer clay with powder for strength.

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  21. Another good thing in buying and wearing trendy beaded jewelry is you do not want to spend thousands of greenbacks to have people who will appreciate your look and your image. Fashionable beaded jewelry like necklaces, earrings and bracelets are available in wide variety of styles and designs. You'll only spend one or two dollars to few hundred bucks depending on the kind of materials you select for your jewelry.

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  22. That quite smart! Great idea! Thank you for creating it and sharing with the world. I love the pearl necklace!

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Thank you so much for the kind words and comments - Thanks Lisa Ancarrow

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