How to Make a Pressed Flower Pendant

Overview

A pressed flower pendant, as the name implies, is a pendant that is made of real pressed flowers preserved in a medium and tied to a chain so it is adorned around the neck. Not only is this easy and inexpensive to make, you can make several pendants with different flowers, or group a few small sized flowers or several different petals together for an interesting blend.

Step 1

Place Fimo soft polymer clay in front of you on a clean and even surface. Knead it so it is managably soft, and roll it with an acrylic rolling pin until it is 1/8 inch thick.

Step 2

Put the flattened clay on the worktable and place a cookie cutter of your desired shape in its center. Press down hard so the cutter slices through the clay to cut out your shape. You can use any other object you like such as the base of a teacup or saucer to cut out a circle or oval shape if you do not have a cookie cutter.

Step 3

Take a 1 1/2-inch length of wire and bend one end of it with pliers to form a loop. Twist the other end with pliers for a stronger hold, or simply insert it as it is into the top edge of the pendant. You will eventually slide a chain or necklace through the looped end of the wire to wear it around your neck.

Step 4

Place the clay in an oven preheated to 220 degrees for 30 to 40 minutes. Remove it from the oven carefully and allow it to cool thoroughly.

Step 5

Apply a thin and even layer of decoupage medium onto the cooled pendant with a decoupage brush, and carefully place your flowers on it in a design of your choice with tweezers.

Step 6

Apply another coat of decoupage medium over the set flowers and allow it to dry. Apply at least three more coats, allowing each to dry thoroughly before the next is applied.

Things You'll Need

  • Fimo soft polymer clay
  • Acrylic rolling pin
  • Cookie cutter
  • 1 1/2-inch long, 18 gauge wire
  • Pliers
  • Oven
  • Decoupage medium
  • Decoupage brush
  • Pressed flowers

References

  • "pressedflowerdesigns: Pressed Flower Art by May Long"
  • "Buttermilk Lane Jewelry:Pressed Flower Jewelry"
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