09 November 2010 ~ 9 Comments

Black Calla Lily Pendant

The photograph in Acacia’s latest catalog of black matte onyx pendant and pearls is what triggered my new addiction to polymer clay.  I had to make it with paper beads!  I don’t know if I want to spend the $49.00 I’m sure it is all worth it but I thought I can make it using black fimo clay.


I used Japanese origami paper and cut it into 1/4 inch by 8 inch strips


I strung a 3mm swarovski on a head pin and the paper bead then connect them to a chain.


The calla lily is my first attempt with polymer clay, I made a mistake of not sanding it, I can see smudges of my thumbprints on it, I will do better next time.  For now, I’m happy with the result.


9 Responses to “Black Calla Lily Pendant”

  1. Jane McBride 23 October 2011 at 1:13 pm Permalink

    Wow! I think it’s time to get out the clay. These are fabulous!

  2. Donna 11 November 2010 at 6:12 pm Permalink


  3. Yvonne 10 November 2010 at 3:51 pm Permalink

    Wow, the calla as well as the beads are stunning!
    We’d love to meet you on our facebook fanpage http://www.facebook.com/STAEDTLER.headquarters – it would be great if you became a fan, too, and showed your artworks to all other FIMO fans on our page.

    Hope to meet you soon and best regards from STAEDTLER headquarters in Germany, Yvonne

  4. Gisela 10 November 2010 at 8:13 am Permalink

    I am always amazed at your creativity. I had the Acacia catalog already in my pile of papers for beads (the pages have beautiful colors). I never even noticed the pendant. I guess that is what makes you come up with all these wonderful projects. You notice things that other people go right past. It’s absolutely beautiful.

  5. Anne 10 November 2010 at 8:09 am Permalink

    Gorgeous, Janice!

  6. dayan 10 November 2010 at 3:39 am Permalink

    this is nice! i made some paper beads accessories also how can i share it?

  7. Sanja 10 November 2010 at 1:18 am Permalink

    Very nice 🙂

  8. Linda R 9 November 2010 at 9:59 pm Permalink

    Wow! You are so talented. This is absolutely beautiful.
    I want to make some large round beads. Can you tell me the size of paper strips I need to cut?
    Thank you for the help.

    • JaniceMae 10 November 2010 at 12:07 am Permalink

      Hi Linda,

      For a large round bead, you need to experiment. Start out with 1/2 inch at the base and maybe 22-24 inches long or longer, depending on the thickness of the paper. To make a really long strip just go pages together. Good luck! Janice