DIY | Sculpey Bead Necklace


I had a very clear idea of what kind of necklace I wanted to wear with this pretty dress I got to wear in Texas. Modcloth had one that I really liked, but it kept selling out. I knew I wanted a mint colored necklace to contrast the pale yellow of my dress. Instead of trying to find what I was looking for, I decided to make it instead. I headed to the Michaels and bought some Sculpey and started making tons of round beads. The end product came out better than I thought. I think I might be making a bunch of different necklaces like this. All different colors. All different patterns.

1. Start with some Sculpey…


2. Start rolling out a bunch of ball shapes…


3. Bake them in the oven. 275 degrees for 15 mins.
4. Come up with a design for your statement necklace and start stringing. I used 3 different strings to sew all pieces together.

5. You could string beads all the way to the end or leave the string exposed and tie in a bow at the back.



Enjoy! Let me know if you make your own Sculpey bead necklace. I’d love to see!

  1. Oh Hi! I’m up super late in Mee-ah-me, stressing about travel details so I thought I’d visit your blog! You are going to be a huuuuge crafty/arty/styly superstar someday. Like Martha Stewart but really hip. πŸ˜€ xo!

  2. It looks fantastic Jen! I read lots of blogs but this is the first comment I’ve ever made on any of them, that’s how impressed I am! It looks better than the original. I will definitely be trying this. Good one πŸ™‚
    Jen (in Australia)

  3. this is awesome!!

  4. this is beautiful!!!

  5. wow, stunning … such a great and beautiful idea!!

  6. no WAY!!!!!!!!!! you are a diy maven. wow. so seriously impressed. you did a brilliant job on this necklace. it’s gorgeous πŸ™‚

  7. I absolutely love that necklace!! Such a great idea. I love when you do DIYs.

  8. Not only do I LOVE that necklace, but that dress?!?! I can’t wait to see the full outfit!

  9. Oh you make it look so easy… if I attempted that, people would end up asking me if my 18 month had whipped it together! p.s the colour of your dress is devine.

  10. Julia •

    How did you ‘sew’ the three stands together to get your desired look? I don’t know if I could figure that out on my own. The necklace is gorgeous, and I ove the modcloth one you cite here. So pretty, and you made a lovely piece of art. Save it for Rowan!

  11. Jen, that’s so pretty! I’ve been wanting a necklace like this for a while… a stop to Michael’s is in order!

  12. Krista •

    Just AMAZING!!! I never would have thought to do this, great job!

  13. THANK YOU!!! I have had a very specific idea of a yellow necklace I wanted to make, but could never find any large yellow beads. I plan on making it this weekend!!

  14. adore! and I bet it was way cheaper than the original!

  15. Laine •

    That’s so creative!! It turned out really well.

  16. Oh my! I have been wanting to experiment with Sculpey for awhile but now I really must try this, your necklace came out beautifully!

  17. So pretty! I’m going to have to try it!

  18. Jen this is so awesome!! I love this idea so much. Weekend project? I think I must…
    The stringing into different layers might trip me up a little but I like a challenge. πŸ˜› Thanks for putting this diy together!! So so pretty…

  19. Fantastic way to make it your own. Love the idea.

  20. You have no idea how much I wanted that same necklace. I’ve seen it on some many different online shops, and I’m just not feeling the $40 price tag. This DIY version is awesome. Go Jen!

  21. Wow. That is pretty amazing looking. I love how you styled it too. great job.

  22. Unnati •

    WOW! that is amazing and I agree with other readers, you make it look really really easy. I saw this on modcloth and i was tempted to buy it but couldn’t really convince myself to spend all that money. Thanks so much for sharing great idea! Have a great weekend!

  23. sarah d. •

    you are awesome! thank you for sharing πŸ™‚

  24. That is so pretty! You did an amazing job. I never would have thought that necklace was made from Sculptey.

  25. can you please sell these on etsy? i’d buy one in a heartbeat!

  26. Ingrid •

    I LOVE it! It looks like the $150 one I’ve had my eye on, but couldn’t possible afford. Unfortunately, I don’t think I could produce one that didn’t scream “homemade” (and badly.)
    This shows off your art skills, especially when you make it look so easy… Enjoy Texas and all the other interesting bloggers! They are going to be so impressed with that beautiful necklace!

  27. Eek! I got some Sculpey clay in my Whimseybox and was stumped on what to do with it – now I know! GREAT idea! Can’t wait to make mine & show you! πŸ™‚

  28. I absolutely love this idea! I dont wear very much jewelry because I have such a hard time finding anything I like in stores. This has inspired me to start making my own! Thanks so much for posting:)

  29. I absolutely love this idea! I dont wear very much jewelry because I have such a hard time finding anything I like in stores. This has inspired me to start making my own! Thanks so much for posting:)

  30. Yes! I love the “I can’t find EXACTLY what I want – so I’m just gonna make it!” mentality. This turned out super cute. Who knew sculpey could look so chic?!?

  31. LOVE it. I think I like your version even better than the modcloth.

  32. This is such a great idea and soooo amazing!

  33. What a great idea!! especially since I’ve been eyeing that necklace for a while

  34. Wow! What a fantastic idea! And the necklace turned out beautiful. I’m going to have to give this a whirl! BTW – this is my first visit to your blog, will definitely have to check more posts out. πŸ™‚

  35. Holy cannoli this looks so darn easy! Who knew? Thanks for sharing!


  36. JEN! I didn’t know you made this! I was eye-balling it all night wondering where I could buy one. What a perfect result you got, SO cute! xo

  37. You MADE that necklace?!? You’re freakin’ amazing, Jen. πŸ™‚

  38. Ingrid •

    Are you selling this necklace? I’d like to buy it πŸ™‚

  39. That’s incredible! Now I need to go out and get me some Sculpey!


  40. DARLING!!! There are so many ideas you could do with this.

  41. […] Another fun project to try: DIY Sculpey Bead Necklace. […]

  42. When I was in high school I used to make beads out of Fimo or Sculpey all the time, but I haven’t done so for ages, but I have to say, your amazing results are totally inspiring!

  43. oh I want to try this!! how fun!

  44. I LOVE this! Can you help me understand how you brought all the layers together? I’m wanting to make one but got lost on how to do it

  45. Great blog you have got here.. ItΓƒΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ’β€žΒ’s difficult to find excellent writing like
    yours these days. I seriously appreciate people like you! Take

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