DIY Tutorial: Captain America Shield Pendant

I’ve had a few requests for this after I posted a picture of my Captain America necklace on my 4th of July post.

So, I have made a new one and taken pictures at all the steps for those who would wish to learn, those who have the time and those who have the clay.

Let us begin:

 

Materials:

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Red clay, blue clay, white clay and a hard, flat surface.

 

Step 1:

Pinch off 2 small balls of red clay and one small ball of white clay. Roll them out into thin logs.

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Step 2:

Pinch off 5 very small, white balls of clay. Shape them into diamonds, but do not squish them flat.

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Step 3:

Stick the diamonds together into a star shape.

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Now, that’s not a perfect star, so at this point, we need to do a little molding. Make sure not to squish it too flat, but shape it until it looks like a star.

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There. That’s a little better. But, while I was making this, I realized I’d made the star too big for a reasonable sized necklace. So, some trimming was in order.

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Behold my final star.

Step 4:

Pull off 5 little nibs of blue clay and mold them into very wide triangles. Once again, please don’t squish them flat.

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Step 5:

Stick the blue triangles in between the points of the stars, making a circle. It’s okay to squish a little at this point, to keep the blue and white clay together.

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Step 6:

Wrap the logs around the star circle, trimming them off after one wraparound. Wrap them in the order of red, then white, then red again.

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Step 7:

Poke a hole through the top edge big enough for the thread that you’re using.

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Then stick in the oven to bake.

I’m using Sculpey clay, so this went in for 15 minutes at 275*F.ย 

 

Step 8:

Thread your thread of choice through the hole and knot it off. I used embroidery floss.

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Yay! Your Captain America necklace is done! Enjoy, and wear proudly. ๐Ÿ™‚

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And, if you don’t have the time or the clay, the necklace that I made in this tutorial is on Etsy.

Captain America Shield Clay Necklace on Etsy.com

Yes, you could wearย that exact perfect littleย necklace!

Or make it yourself. Whatever you prefer.ย 

Tell me how it turns out!

Please comment with any questions!

~writefury

 

 

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23 responses to “DIY Tutorial: Captain America Shield Pendant

  1. AWESOME!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ Definitely trying this some time soon. Maybe I’ll even design my own as a compliment to the Black Widow bracelet I made a while back… ๐Ÿ˜‰ Hey, I should make fandom chic and sell it on Etsy! (A bunch of people at my parish have said I should start a small business making and fitting modest clothing–for instance, some people have a hard time finding skirts that are long enough, or are looking for undergarments you just can’t buy any more. I also would love to do historical outfits and fantasy costumes–I’d probably call the store “Fantasy Intuitions” and have a couple different sets of designs/clothing. One for modified children’s patterns, because they just don’t make cute clothes for adults and I’m really good at modifying them to fit, one for fantasy costumes I designed myself, one for fandom stuff, and one for just normal everyday wear, not modified from a child’s outfit or anything. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I should probably buy or make my own tags for clothing, to help with branding/creating my own “brand”. *is excited*)

  2. Quick question–how does the payment system on Etsy work? Does it use PayPal, or do you get checks in the mail, or does it have its own payment system where you enter your credit/debit card number and information like you do on Amazon? And have you ever had any problems with it?

    • My sister and I have my dads PayPal account hooked up to our shop, so that’s how we get payed. There are other options, but PayPal is the easiest.

      • Okay. ๐Ÿ™‚ My dad mentioned that, and said he recommended moving money from the bank account linked to PayPal into a second account, in case there’s a data breach. I guess I’ll have to see if I can figure out bookeeping, if I’m going to start my own Etsy shop… probably focused on modest fashion and fantasy-meets-contemporary design ๐Ÿ˜‰

        • Oh, yeah. PayPal is totally easy to work with. We did need to have a bank account to go with it.
          That sounds awesome! Totally a market for cool modest stuff on etsy. Most of the cool fantasy stuff is ridiculously immodest. ๐Ÿ˜›

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