Tag: Polymerclay

Viral Spiral with Makin’s Clay

The Viral Spiral Necklace

My Viral Spiral necklace made with Makin's Clay.  FUN FAST and EASY !
My Viral Spiral necklace made with Makin’s Clay.
FUN FAST and EASY !  Carole Monahan 6-12-15


This Makin’s Clay® project is SO fun SO Fast and SOOO EASY!

I tried to make this several times but it never came out right….

With theMakin’s clay it was so much easier since it stays VERY flexible after

it cures. I have always loved the extruded necklaces from Nan Roche and from

Angela Garrod. I even have a magazine tutorial and I was not able to get the results I wanted

until I tried it with the No bake Makin’s clay.


All you will need is —–

2 oz of Makin’s Clay® I used Neon Pink and Neon Orange




And the Makin’s Clay® Ultimate Extruder

extruderand 1-2 wooden dowels to wrap the clay around while it is drying.




To finish the necklace you will need some beadstringing wire

A lobster claw clasp and

2 jump rings and 2 crimp beads

2 large beads as end caps to hold the spiral in place

and some Beacon tacky glue to secure the end of the spirals to the beads


Here I just filled the entire tube of the extruder with the 1 color of the clay.

Step 1 Empty the entire tube I found that makes the perfect amount to wrap around a dowel and form a 18″ necklace. Repeat this with the other color as well. Spiral-extruded-spagetti--6






Step 2 Wrap the extruded clay onto a dowel of the desired size. Do this quickly before the clay starts to cure it is a thin piece so it will cure quickly. I still let it sit over night on the dowel for it to really hold it’s shape.

Step 2 Clay drying on dowels
Step 2 Clay drying on dowels

Step 3 Gently remove the cure clay from the dowel and then you can merge the 2 colors together as seen in Step 4


Step 3


Step 4
Step 4









Step 5 Stringing. You make sure the bead stringing wire goes through the center of both spiral add the large bead and then finisg as usual with the crimp bead and lobster claw clasp as shown in step 5 close up.

Step 5
Step 5




That’s ALL THERE is TO THAT ! Now where your new work of art proudly !





What the Duck ?

How my chore became my obsession passion!

It ALL began in 2009 my daughter and I were doing some spring cleaning. From under her bed we pulled out the plastic bin of craft supplies.

In there were your usual suspects: glue-That dried up

markers- dried up

pipe cleaners, wooden sticks

paint-yup you guessed it- dried up!    The one thing that was NOT dried up were several packets of Sculpey Polymer clay! We HAD to make sure they were still good to use soooooo my daughter made a cute purple dino and I made this little tiny harmless looking rubber ducky!

Needless to say no other house cleaning got done that day. Polymer clay has been an impediment to me becoming the next Martha S ever since!

My 1st polymer clay creation. from 2009 made to raise money for my MS walk team called The Zippity Do Das
My 1st polymer clay creation. from 2009 made to raise money for my MS walk team called The Zippity Do Das

Who knew 6 years later  THIS would be such a huge part of my life!!!

I’m still trying to learn as much as I can about this WONDERFUL medium and I would like to take you on my journey of learning and share the good the bad and my EPIC FAILS with you!