How to Make a Cute Polymer Clay Heart Pendant for Valentine's Day

by Laurart
7 Materials
30 Minutes

In this tutorial, I'll show you how to make a faux-knit polymer clay heart pendant. This adorable design looks detailed and intricate, but it's super-easy to make. Plus, a heart necklace is a great idea for a Valentine's Day gift!

I can’t wait to show you the results, so let’s get this polymer clay heart tutorial underway!

Tools and materials:

  • 4 Colored pieces of polymer clay
  • Paper
  • Pen
  • Scissors
  • Blade
  • Necklace accessories
  • Cord
Cutting out a heart template from paper

1. Make the heart template

Take a piece of paper and fold it in half. Draw a half heart shape on the fold and cut around, as shown. 

Rolling the polymer clay into long pieces

2. Mold the polymer clay

First, roll 3 different-colored clays into very long and thin tube-like structures. I chose beautiful sky blue, pastel pink, and soft teal colors.

Cutting the tubes

3. Cut the tubes

Now, with a sharp blade, cut each piece down the middle so you land up having two pieces of the same color. 

Cutting the polymer clay

Then, cut one of the halves in half again. Repeat on the other side. You should now have four equal pieces from each color. 

Twisting the polymer clay

4. Twist the polymer clay

Now, take one piece and fold it in half. Twist it so that the ends intertwine and become one. It’s best to twist the piece right by the loop for easier maneuvering. 

Twisted polymer clay

Tighten the twist so it’s really visible and structured. 

How to create a faux-knit polymer clay design

Repeat this method on the rest of the pieces. 

Rolling and twisting polymer clay

As you can see, you’ve now created a beautiful yarn-like structure. 

Sticking the twists together

5. Stick the twists together

Now, place the woven structures right next to each other and lightly press both pieces so they “stick” together. Be careful not to press to hard as you don’t want to squash the twists. 

Faux-knit polymer clay

This is what it should look like. 

Placing the different colors together

Do the same for the other colors and place each pair next to the other. Again, lightly press the pieces so they stick together.

Carefully place them together so that the stitches sit symmetrically to each other. 

Cutting the ends of the design

6. Make the heart shape

Cut the ends of all the pieces with a sharp blade. 

How to make a polymer clay heart

Now it’s time to make the polymer clay heart pendant. So, take the paper heart that you cut at the beginning of the tutorial and place it directly on top of your little slab. 

Cutting the polymer clay heart

Using a sharp blade for precision, cut around the heart shape carefully. Hold the paper heart in the middle with your finger so that it doesn't move out of place. 

Polymer clay heart tutorial

Here’s your beautiful polymer clay heart! 

Twisting white polymer clay

7. Frame the heart

Now, take white clay and roll it into a long rope-like structure. Then, fold it and twist it as you did with the colored pieces.

This white piece will serve as the frame for the polymer clay heart. So, make sure it’s pretty long and twisted all around. 

Placing the white clay around the heart shape

Carefully place it around the heart while gently pressing it in place. 

Cutting the excess polymer clay

Use your blade to get into the top indent and to also cut off the excess clay. 

Lighting pressing the edges

Lightly press the edges so everything somewhat adheres in place. 

DIY polymer clay heart pendant

How to make a polymer clay heart necklace

DIY polymer clay heart pendant tutorial

Your DIY faux-knit polymer clay heart pendant is complete! This woven wonder is a beautiful handmade gift to give your significant other this Valentine's Day (or keep for yourself)!

I hope you enjoyed this polymer clay heart tutorial. Let me know what you think in the comments below.

Suggested materials:
  • 4 Colored pieces of polymer clay
  • Paper
  • Pen
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