DIY Marble Jade Earrings and Pendant Necklace

Marbleized jade jewelry- so easy to make and so pretty! Click through for instructions.Hi, guys! It’s Mandi here to share a simple and classic DIY jewelry project. I’ve long dreamed of building a collection of jade glassware for my dining room, but in the meantime I thought I’d add some of that glorious green to my simple jewelry collection. I’m pretty much strictly a pendant necklace gal—anything else seems a bit too fussy for me. But I’ve been getting tired of wearing the same ol’ amber pendant over and over again.

After my marble drawer pull project, I knew I wanted to try that clay blending technique again and thought making some marbleized jade jewelry would be the perfect way to use up some extra clay and jewelry supplies! Check out the simple instructions below to make your own.

Marbleized jade jewelry- so easy to make and so pretty! Click through for instructions.Marbleized jade jewelry- so easy to make and so pretty! Click through for instructions.Supplies:
-green and white polymer clay (gold is optional)

-two earring posts
-necklace chain
-long eyelet
-jewelry adhesive
-polymer safe gloss finish like Minwax’s Polycrylic spray (pictured in image five)

Tools:
-baking sheet

-oven
-craft blade

Marbleized jade jewelry- so easy to make and so pretty! Click through for instructions.

Step One: Warm up the clays by mushing them around in your hand a little so that they are pliable. Add a little bit of dark green clay to the white clay, and blend them together until you get a nice, light jade green.Marbleized jade jewelry- so easy to make and so pretty! Click through for instructions.

Step Two: Roll a bit of dark green (and gold if you want try try to add a gold striation) into a long piece, and blend them into the light green clay. Pull and roll the clay until it resembles a marble look. Don’t blend too much or you will lose some of the detail in the contrast of shades.

Pull apart some of the clay for the earrings, and roll the larger piece into a ball. Insert the long eyelet into the larger ball.Marbleized jade jewelry- so easy to make and so pretty! Click through for instructions.

Step Three: Roll two equal-sized pieces of the marble clay into balls for the earrings. Slice off an edge of the balls so that later you can attach the posts for the earrings.

Step Four: Bake the clay in an oven at 270°F for 30 minutes per 1/4″. I baked the large ball for two hours and the smaller ones for just one hour.Marbleized jade jewelry- so easy to make and so pretty! Click through for instructions.

Step Five: Spray the balls with a few coats of polycrylic spray so they’re nice and shiny.

Step Six: Attach the posts to the earrings with jewelry adhesive. I allowed mine to dry for 24 hours before handling them. String the necklace chain through the eyelet to finish the necklace.Marbleized jade jewelry- so easy to make and so pretty! Click through for instructions.Marbleized jade jewelry- so easy to make and so pretty! Click through for instructions.That’s it! So quick and easy, and since jewelry supplies are usually sold in bulk, I might make a bunch of these for gifts. Change up the shape and colors, and each one is unique.

Mandi

Credits // Author and Photography: Mandi Johnson, Photos edited with Spring and Valentine of the Signature Collection.

  • I learned recently that you actually shouldn’t use fingernail polish on polymer projects because it reacts chemically with the clay and causes it to turn goopy after time. You should make sure any sealer you use is compatible with polymer. Just a head’s up! -Mandi

  • I just made some adorable earrings and beads with these as inspiration, thank you!!

  • What a lovely tutorial. I have been thinking of getting some clay and now I’m that bit closer to getting some. Thanks!

  • How stunning! Thanks for sharing!

    Maria xx
    www.cheekypinktulip.blogspot.com

  • OMG this looks so pretty! I seriously thought this was real jade and got super confused that you used clay and then I re-read the title (because I’m smart like that) and was like YESSSSS I can make this!!!

    What I’m really trying to say: This is so beautiful and I can’t wait to make one and thanks for sharing! 🙂

  • Awe, this is such a cute project. I love how pretty the design is too 🙂 This makes a great handmade gift idea too!

    Love and Luck,

    Laurali Star

    http://www.thesecretsurprisinista.com

  • This DIY is so great, I’m surprised by the fact that it is even possible to make such a necklace and earrings yourself. I’m defenantly going to try to make them, thanks for the good explanation!

  • After you bake, you can also paint with clear fingernail polish if you don’t have that spray. 😉
    Love the simplicity and creativity of your idea! Thanks for sharing.

  • Such a simple and lovely idea! xx]

    www.creativityandchocolate.com

  • Wait this is genius. I love that way it looks!

    http://juliettelaura.blogspot.com/

  • Wow! This is genius! I would have never thought to use polymer clay to create “natural” stones! So inventive!

  • Such a cute DIY! I’m the same way with my jewelry (I wear very little, if any) and this a great way to add some simple pieces.

    xoxo
    Taylor

  • Great Project!! It looks easy to make and the result is amazing! : )

    http://memoriesofthepacific.blogspot.com.es/

  • I remember doing something similar (not long-lasting, though) when I was a kid. 🙂 Love this idea so much. Thank you for the inspiration! x

  • this is a genius idea. love the creativity and the way it looks! thanks for sharing x

    -Jianine

  • great idea…great accessoires. nice!

    groetjes
    vreeni from freak in you

  • These look so fun!! I love making jewelry and this has so many possibilities.

  • The green shade is gorgeous! This looks like such an easy DIY – must try this 🙂

    M.

  • this is such a cute DIY! i’m definitely going to give this a try, makes a nice little gift as well 🙂
    thanks for sharing!
    xo, cheyenne

  • Wow, this is so cool! I really thought it was actual jade. It’s so pretty 🙂

    http://everydayingrace.blogspot.ca/

  • Oh wow, these are too cute! These would be awesome to make for gifts for people! Might have to do that for upcoming birthdays! Thank you for sharing!

  • What a fab idea! I always wonder where you guys get such great DIY ideas 🙂

  • This is so cool! Maybe I will make a set for my friends and I. Thanks for the tutorial!

  • I love this project and the earrings and necklace are looking so classy!

  • These are amazing! They really look like jade
    Lauren
    livinginaboxx

  • I love these! Jade is one of my favourite stones since I got a jade necklace in China, and it’s great to be able to make a matching jade effect with clay. Another cool idea is to marble some translucent clay in the mixture.

  • I am definitely going to try this. Yes. A project I can do. I think I will do this with my kids. It will give us something to do this summer. Thank you!

    Jenni

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