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Vickie Laliotis, Adventures in Fashion

Vickie Laliotis writes Adventures in Fashion, a personal style and DIY blog established in 2009. It chronicles her love of fashion through daily outfit posts, editorials, theme weeks and DIY projects, with a focus on inspiring readers to have their own fashion adventures. Featured in Teen Vogue, Flare Magazine, FASHION Magazine and many more, Adventures in Fashion is one of Edmonton's first style blogs and has been named as one of Alberta's top 10 fashion blogs by FASHION Magazine.

When she's not blogging, Vickie works as a freelance fashion writer and Social Seen columnist at the Edmonton Journal, and holds a regular spot on Fresh FM's Fashion Fridays segment.

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Adventures in Fashion's DIY Clay Pretzel Necklace

Thursday February 27 , 2014

I must be going through some kind of clay phase lately, because try as I might, I just can't stop crafting with the stuff. It's just so fun and easy, and I love that I can make pretty much anything from the stuff — within reason. So if you want to make a clay necklace of your own, here's what you've got to do!

Using soft FIMO clay, roll a small amount into a long, noodle-like piece. Cross the ends over one another to form a pretzel shape, gently pressing down the ends to join them together. I decided to rough up the surface of my pretzel to make it look like coarse salt, but this step is optional.

From there, bake your pendant in the oven following the package directions for about 30 minutes.

Once your now-hardened pretzel cools, spray paint it with gold paint. While that dries, gather up the rest of your supplies: Chain (16"-18"), jump rings, wire and pliers.

Take a pre-looped piece of wire and wrap it around the top of the pretzel on one end, leaving enough room to wrap the remaining wire around itself. Firmly wrap the wire and squeeze the end to secure it. Repeat on the other side.

Using jump rings, connect the pendant to the chain and BOOM — you're all done! Wear this bad boy alone or layered with a couple other necklaces for an effortlessly chic look...   Easy peasy.

Look for FIMO clay and gold spray paint at The Paint Spot