06 October 2022

Glow-in-the-Dark Ghost Pendant

This month, we're showing you how to make a super cute and easy glow-in-the-dark ghost pendant!

With Halloween right around the corner, what better way to start the spooky festivities than by making this adorable ghost pendant!

What you'll need:

  • Clay machine 
  • Glow-in-the-dark clay (1/4 block)
  • 1.5 inch circle cutter
  • Black acrylic paint
  • Toothpick or other small, round tool (to dip in paint & make eyes)
  • Drill (or other piercing tool)
  • Head pin
  • Metal wrapping pliers (of your choice)
  • Metal ball stylus tool (size of your choice)



1. Condition your glow-in-the-dark clay until soft with the final pass through the machine on the 3rd biggest setting. Place your conditioned clay flat on your work surface.



2. Using your circle cutter, cut one circlewe used 1.5 inch circle cutter. 

3. Adjust your clay machine to the next smallest setting and run your circle through one time. Note: it will be elongated at this point.

4. Adjust your clay machine to the next smallest setting (ours was on the #5 setting at this point). Place your elongated circle so it's wider (rather than longer) in your machine and roll it through again. Note: your clay should be more circular now.

 5. Gently place the center of your circle on the ball stylus. Begin to carefully press the clay down so it drapes over the stylus like cloth.
Note: Arrange the clay pleats however you prefer so it resembles a ghost.

6. Once you have arranged your ghost, gently remove it from your stylus. Be careful not to distort your shape. Note: you may need to widen your shape slightly to be able to get the stylus out. If so, gently push those areas back into their original shape.

7. Fill a oven-safe pan with fiberfill and gently place your ghost on the fiberfill to keep its shape while baking.

8. Bake at 257°F for 15-20 minutes or however the package recommends for the brand of clay you chose. Note: We used Sculpey III and baked for 15 minutes20 minutes resulted in discolored clay.

9. Once baked and cooled, you can use the toothpick or other small, round tool, dip the end in black acrylic pant and dot two eyes onto your ghost.
10. Next, carefully drill a small hole in the top of your ghost's head. 

11. Place a head pin (flat top) through the hole and carefully wrap the wire to create a loop for hanging. 

12. If necessary, loop a jump ring through your wire loop or just string your pendant onto a chain of your choice.
At this point, you can embellish your ghost anyway you'd like. Share what you've made by tagging us in your post.

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