Looking for a creative way to sneak more aromatherapy into your every day life?
If you have the crafting bug like we do, you simply must try this great DIY project: aromatherapy clay jewelry! All you need is some air-hardening modeling clay, a sculpting tool (which could be something you find around the house!), some string, and if you’re feeling fancy, a stamp!
Check out the simple how-to below and be sure to share your awesome creations with us in the comments!
What You’ll Need
Air-dry modeling clay (found at any craft store!)
Sculpting tools (for this you can use things around the house like tooth picks!)
A bottle cap (we used the top of a small hairspray bottle)
Stamps (again, found in any craft store)
String or twine (we use jute twine for a “natural” look)
Your favorite Piping Rock essential oils
Step 1: Prepare the clay
Rip off a chunk of clay and roll it evenly flat (we used our bottle cap for this–nothing like being multi-functional!) to your desired thickness. We went with ~1/4 inch. Using the open side of the cap, press into the clay, forming a perfect circle you can easily pop out.
Save the scrap clay to the side, you’ll need it later. If your circle has little soft ridges (like ours did) you can easily smooth them out with your finger, or sand the edges later when the clay has dried.
Step 2: Stamp!
Gently press your stamp into the clay. The ridges from the stamp will help keep the essential oils on the pendant. We absolutely adore this little sunburst design!
Step 3: Make some holes
Time to make the holes for your string! The tool you use for this really depends on the size of the string you want to use. Since we’re using thick jute twine, we used a barbecue skewer. Gently push through your pendant.
Next, take a small amount of the scrap clay from earlier and roll it into a ball. If it’s dry and not sticking together, wet your hands a bit so it’s easier to manage. Then use the same tool to create a hole through the ball, creating a bead that will be used to hold the end of the necklace together.
At this point, allow your clay to dry as per the manufacturer’s instructions. Some may only take a few hours, others may take up to 24 hours to dry.
Step 4: String time
Thread your string through the holes in your bead, making a knot (like above). Then, thread through the pendant.
Take the other end of your string and tie a loop knot. Make sure this knot is big enough for your bead to slide through, yet tight enough so it doesn’t slip out. Sounds tricky, but it’s easy!
Step 5: Add your Essential Oils & rock it!
Add 1-2 drops of your favorite essential oil(s) to the front of the pendant (not the side that will be touching your skin) and gently rub into the clay. Now you can wear your favorite scents and smell your favorite oils whenever you’d like!
You can modify these steps as you’d like for all different kinds of clay jewelry… bracelets, pins, you name it! We’d love to see your take on this easy DIY project, so we invite you to share yours with us in the comments!
Health & happiness,
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