On this day in 1995, Pocahontas first came to theaters. To honor that anniversary, we decided to take our DIY skills up a notch and paint with all the colors of the… clay.
Sorry, had to.
When we recently discovered the amazing transformative powers of polymer clay, we made a Mickey jewelry dish with a marble design. It was probably the most fun craft we’d ever done, until now. Knowing how easy it is to cut, roll, and stick polymer clay into whatever shape we want, we figured it would be the perfect medium to use to recreate Pocahontas’s signature necklace.
Her necklace is made of individual turquoise beads, but it would be extremely difficult to recreate its unique shape with beads that we found at the craft store. So we had to get scrappy and use clay to achieve just the right shape. Here’s how you can create your own!
Turquoise, white, and yellow polymer clay
String or an empty necklace
First, roll out the turquoise clay in to thin, wide sheets. These will be the larger turquoise beads that make up her necklace.