The whole world has gone Pokémon crazy (again!) with the release of the Pokémon GO augmented reality game by Niantic Inc. As I was a child of the 90’s growing up with the original Pokémon craze, I couldn’t wait to play the game and share Pokémon-themed jewellery design ideas! In this tutorial you will learn how to make two Pokéball pendants using Fimo clay. You could make them into a pair of earrings, a necklace for you and a friend, or make even more for a funky Pokéball bracelet! Everyone will want one, and soon you’ll have Pokéballs coming out of your ears! Feel free to download or pin the photo step-by-step instructions for future use.
Red Fimo Clay (PC28) – omg it’s glittery!
Black Fimo Clay (PC24)
White Fimo Clay (PC1)
Sterling silver necklace chain 16″ (CH22) (optional)
Acrylic rolling pin or similar (RT14) (optional)
Starting with the white clay, roll a piece between your hands to form a neat round ball and make another exactly the same size in red. (If you have a set of mini scales you can weigh each piece to make sure they’re identical).
Pop the two Fimo balls into the freezer for 10 minutes, placing them on a baking parchment lined oven tray so they wont stick.
Once the clay has hardened, use a craft knife to slice the balls in half equally. At this point you should pre-heat your oven to 110°C/230°.
Take one half of the red ball and one half of the white and put them together to make the base of the Pokéball. Gently press them together without misshaping the clay.
Take a piece of black clay and roll it out using an acrylic rolling pin until it is only a few millimeters thick. Cut a long, thin strip of clay to make the band that wraps around the Pokéball and gently press it onto the ball to at the join of the two halves.
Roll a very small piece of black clay between your fingers and press down to flatten into a round shape. Position it in the middle of the black band to make the base of the Pokéball button.
Create a smaller white circle like in step 6 and press it onto the middle of the black spot you just made to finish the button.
Trim an eyepin and gently push it through the Pokéball.
Use a cotton bud dipped in nail polish remover or rubbing alcohol to remove any dust or fingerprints from the clay. Use a separate cotton bud for each colour so the colours don’t mix!
Bake the clay following the packet instructions. I cooked mine for approx 20 minutes at 110°C/230°. Be careful when you remove the clay from the oven and remember that the clay will not fully hardened until it is completely cool. Once it has cooled, you can attach it to your chain using a jumpring!
What’s your favourite Pokémon? Let me know in the comments below and tell me what Fimo project tutorial you would like to see next! Katrina x