How to make a Pokémon ball friendship necklace
This is a piece I made as a present a while back, so it’s not in as good a condition as it was when I made it. The owner of the other half and I both love a bit of Pokémon and I love making cute and cheesy presents, so when I saw some of these for sale online (here are some examples on Etsy) it was something I had to try for myself.
How to make a Pokemon ball friendship necklace
Crafting bits you’ll need:
- Crafting clay
- Pointy sharp things (knife, cocktail stick, clay tool if you’ve got it)
- Acrylic paint
- Necklace chain
I began by rolling out some clay and cutting a circle out of it. It would have been super helpful if I could find our circular cookie cutters, but in the end I think I used a paint lid.
I then used a thin clay tool to mark out the words “I choose you!” on the back (so much cheese going on here).
I used a knife tool to cut the circle in half in a zig zag shape, creating a jagged edge.
Finally, I used a cocktail stick to put holes in the tops of the two halves and put them in the oven to bake.
When they had cooled down and hardened, I used acrylics to paint them to look like two halves of a Pokéball.
Because it took so many layers of paint for me to get them to look right without messing them up, the edges did not quite meet up so I hand-sanded them slightly. They still don’t fully match, but they look okay together.
I painted the back red, then went over the writing with a black permanent marker.
When they were fully dry I pushed chain through the holes (which was a tight squeeze as I hadn’t made them big enough) and used jump rings to connect the ends of the chain.
The necklaces don’t need to be opened because they are long enough to slide underneath a shirt, which is handy if you want to keep the necklace a bit of a secret!