Constellation Pendant

5 Materials
1 Hour

I am going to show you how to make a constellation necklace. Astrology, zodiac and constellations have been trendy themes in design for a while now. This cute pendant uses polymer clay and rhinestones to make a pattern in the shape of your favorite constellation.

Constellation Necklace

I chose Orion’s belt, Cygnus the Swan and Cassiopeia the Queen for my three pendants. A quick search on Google or Pinterest can help you find the shape of your favorite constellation or, break out the telescope and do some late-night sky gazing.

Materials needed for Constellation Necklace

Polymer clay


Pendant tray

E 6000 glue


Chain with clasp

Acrylic sealer

Make a marble sized ball of clay in your hands

Begin by taking the polymer clay and rolling a marble sized ball in your hands.

Press the clay into the pendant trays

Then, press it into the pendant trays so that it fill the pendant. Decide which constellation you would like to make. Poke holes into the clay where each or the rhinestone “stars” will go. The holes help the rhinestones stick to the dried clay. The glue can sink down into the hole and secure the rhinestone better.

Bake in the oven on a baking sheet according to the instructions on your polymer clay.

Bake and add rhinestones

Once the pendants have baked and cooled completely you may need to add some superglue to the pendant tray to keep the blue clay from falling out.

Take a toothpick or pin and dab on a small amount of white school glue onto the pin hole marks on the clay. Carefully place the rhinestones onto the glue spots. Don’t worry if you can see a bit of the wet glue. It will dry clear.

Once completely dry spray on a few coats of clear acrylic sealer and let dry overnight.

string your pendant onto a pre-made chain or make your own and your done!

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Adrienne Carrie Hubbard | Crafty Little Gnome
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