I've often picked up a pretty pebble or stone and thought it would make a wonderful focal.  I did write about natural stone jewelry and the tutorial for how to drill the holes. And that's the rub with real stones - they can be tough to drill and heavy to wear.  So this simple faux beach stone pendant tutorial will appeal because it uses lightweight material - polymer clay and of all things, dryer lint!

The tutorial is by Vanessa Brady of Tried and True. Making anything faux requires some creative muscle so the use of lint is inspired!   The lint does lend a certain texture to her polymer clay design.  With polymer clay, you can make any shape you want, and not be stuck with the shape of any natural stone.

Another interesting thing about about this tutorial is the use of Sculpey's Polyform Souffle Clay.  It's advertised as lightweight and strong with a suede-like finish. One advantage of this type of polymer clay is the easy conditioning.  See this thorough review on polyform souffle clay by Ginger Allman over on the Blue Bottle Tree.

Check the links below for other faux inspirations!

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