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Posted on: Thursday, September 14, 2017

DIY Clay Faux Marble Beaded Necklace | Ann-Marie Loves

Age three has been a really fun and hilarious age to witness. Briar’s favorite game as of late is called “Target Man” and it involves repeated checkout encounters at — where else? — Target. (I don’t know what this says about my shopping habits??) I am usually assigned the role of the Target employee while Briar gets into character as the Target shopper. She brings me several items to scan (don’t forget the sound effect!) and then waits for me to ask her to swipe her red card (5% savings, baby) and sign for her purchase. She could play this game for hours. I’m good for about three rounds before I convince her that Daddy is a MUCH better Target man.

Something else that she’s been super into is crafting. YOU GUYS. I can’t even tell you what this means to me. As someone whom has asked for art supplies for every single Christmas of her life, I am so pumped that my daughter shares in my love of making things by hand.

DIY Clay Faux Marble Beaded Necklace | Ann-Marie Loves

The other day I pulled out some clay that I had in my stash and decided to make faux marble beads for a necklace. Briar, of course, wanted to join in on the fun and I happily obliged.

DIY Clay Faux Marble Beaded Necklace | Ann-Marie Loves

I’ve had a lot of easy DIY projects recently but this one might just be the easiest. All you need are two different colors of modeling clay.

DIY Clay Faux Marble Beaded Necklace | Ann-Marie Loves

I like to use a ratio of 1 part black clay to 3 parts white clay. This ratio could also be done in reverse for an opposite but just as cool result.

DIY Clay Faux Marble Beaded Necklace | Ann-Marie Loves

Mix the two pieces of clay together (I actually like to break each color into smaller pieces) and then roll into balls with your palms until you achieve your desired level of “marbleization.”

DIY Clay Faux Marble Beaded Necklace | Ann-Marie Loves

(Briar recommends rolling the balls of clay over your head for a shoulder workout while you craft!)

DIY Clay Faux Marble Beaded Necklace | Ann-Marie Loves

Continue this process until you have a nice collection of clay balls.

DIY Clay Faux Marble Beaded Necklace | Ann-Marie Loves

Next, take a thin wooden dowel or skewer and pierce it through the center of every ball to create a bead. Once the beads are ready to go, pop them in the oven at 230 degrees for 30 minutes.

DIY Clay Faux Marble Beaded Necklace | Ann-Marie Loves

Finally, thread the hardened beads onto a long leather string and show off your faux marble necklace!

DIY Clay Faux Marble Beaded Necklace | Ann-Marie Loves

Truth be told, I’ve been wearing this whole outfit nearly every single day for the past few weeks. I found the overalls on Amazon for $15 (!!!) and I’m obsessed with them. The necklace is also in daily rotation since it complements the outfit and takes two seconds of effort before running out the door with one hundred bags and two kids in tow. And of course, a hat. Always a hat.

DIY Clay Faux Marble Beaded Necklace | Ann-Marie Loves

DIY Clay Faux Marble Beaded Necklace | Ann-Marie Loves

I’m just so darn obsessed with this gal and love hanging out with her! Do you think she thinks I’m a cool mom?!

  • Angie

    Target Man! That is great. This pretend play stage is super fun to see their imagination unfold! Also extremely repetitive…



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