Thanks for stopping by! I’m excited to show you how to make these awesome jewelry clay pendants with ink transfer. It’s quite simple, totally customizable and has awesome results!
- jewelry clay
- parchment paper
- disposable gloves
- laser printed images to transfer
- clay carving tools (optional)
- Resin Spray
Making the clay pendants:
You’ll want to get a jewelry clay kit to start these pendants. Inside the kit is a pair of disposable gloves, full instructions, and two containers, one part A and one part B. To make the pendant you’ll take equal amounts of A and B, rolling them into a ball helps you to determine if you have an equal amount. Make sure you are using your gloves! You’ll then combine the two by kneading them together until thoroughly mixed.
Shape the clay into the pendant shape and size that you want. I split this into two different pendants.
If you want to dye your clay, using some pigment coloring and do so. I may have used a little too much blue in mine, but I do love the color.
Adding Ink Images:
Add the laser printed images to your clay while it is still quite sticky. Press them onto the sticky clay, but don’t press too hard because you don’t want the paper IN the clay.
You can use a small tool to decorate the clay if you want to, but this is totally optional.
Leave your pendants on the parchment paper for at least 12 hours so that can get a good hard cure.
Completing Ink Transfer:
Once the pendants are cured and hard, run them under warm water and slowly rub off the printer paper. The paper will peel off and the ink will remain in the clay. That’s how to do the ink transfer!
Finished Clay Pendants with Ink Transfer:
The last step is to spray the pendants with Resin Spray. This will give it a nice shiny coat and seal up the pendants.
Let dry, then add jewelry hardware as you prefer!
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Sheri is a Maker and DIY blogger at Hazel + Gold Designs. She is usually in the middle of multiple projects at once and finds great satisfaction and joy in creating something new. She is constantly learning new skills, putting them to the test, and sharing her experience and knowledge with others. Her favorite hobbies are crafting, painting, crocheting and basic woodworking. Her goal is to inspire others to step out of their comfort zone, learn a new skill and have the confidence to make their life a little more beautiful!