Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Tea Craft Tuesday: Polymer Clay Tea Leaf Pendants

Not long ago, I saw a fellow tea blogger wearing a tea leaf necklace that I adore. So I decided to try and make one myself.  Here below are simple instructions on how to create your own tea leaf pendants. You can wear them on the chain or cord of your choice.

Materials Needed:
-Sculpey III polymer clay in leaf green color
-rolling pin
-leaf-shaped cookie cutter
-fresh camellia leaves
-cocktail straw
-cookie sheet lined with parchment paper
-copper-colored metallic acrylic paint
-one jump ring for each leaf

1) Soften the polymer clay by kneading it in your hands.
2) Roll out a thin sheet of the polymer clay using the rolling pin
3) Cut out leaf shapes with the cookie cutter.
4) Press each leaf shape between two fresh camellia leaves. Remove fresh leaves.
5) Trim edges using the knife.
6) Punch a hole at the top of each leaf using a cocktail straw.
7) Place polymer clay leaves on a parchment-lined cookie sheet.
8) Bake them according to package directions.
9) Remove from oven.
10) When cool, dab a bit of acrylic paint onto each leaf.  Rub off excess paint.
11) Once the paint is dry, attach a jump ring to the top of each leaf.

Enjoy this activity and share pictures once you have created your own tea leaf pendants!


  1. Looks great. I searched Amazon for the book on tea you are reading only ti find that there are two books, with the same title, different approaches taken (from reading the Amazon preview) and different authors. Needless to say I ordered them both!

  2. This is such a beautiful pendant! What an awesome diy.

  3. Thank you for your comments Julie and Lu Ann!


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