In this workshop, I’ll begin by sharing how to easily create a tube bead necklace, with a custom clay bezel. Then the real fun begins - I’ll be showing you how to make five different succulents to fill your bezel for this very unique piece of jewelry.
Why succulents? Succulents really are on trend right now - they are popping up everywhere - not just in home decor and gardening centers - but in jewelry and fashion also - bracelets, necklaces, headbands, barrettes, earrings, and even rings. Big, bold pieces packed with succulents. Especially on wedding jewelry. On sites like Pinterest, you’ll find a wide assortment of jewelry made with real mini succulents, that the wearer can plant after the event. There are a few polymer clay options out there also. I wanted to design something that was a bit of a blend between the real versions, and the polymer clay versions I saw, and this mini succulent garden necklace was the result.
Not interested in creating a wearable succulent garden? The techniques you’ll learn can be used to create life size home decor pieces too - made entirely of clay. Just alter your sizes as needed and let your creativity take care of the rest.