Marbled Necklace Hooks - The Surznick Common Room

Monday, August 10, 2015

Marbled Necklace Hooks


Just when you thought you weren't going to see another marbled clay tutorial, right? Sorry not sorry, but I just can't get enough of this super easy and beautiful technique! (Evidenced here and here).


We've been in the process of slowing making changes to our bedroom decor over the past few months. We added the DIY light-up "Let's Sleep In" sign and the washi tape headboard, but I wanted to switch out my necklace hooks too.


I had been previously using a key shaped hook my best friend got me a few years ago (seen in our bedroom tour post from last year). I still LOVE this hook, just not for our bedroom anymore. I tossed around new hook ideas for awhile, but nothing stuck until I saw these clay necklace hooks from I Spy DIY.


I knew instantly that this was the look I wanted to recreate! Instead of the polka dot pattern, I went with my tried and true marbled clay technique. I really think these turned out beautifully and it was just the project to stir up some inspiration since I've been in kind of a crafting drought this summer.


Here's what you need!
- Oven-bake clay in colors of your choice (I used black, gray, white, and gold)
- Xacto knife
- Rolling pin
- Small screw hooks
- Nails


Here's what you do!
- Using your hands, roll out your clay into long "snakes." Then twist them together, fold in half, and twist again until your colors start to blend.


- Combine your clay into a large ball and then roll flat using your rolling pin until the clay is about 1/4-1/2" thick.


- If you're happy with how your colors are marbled, cut out your desired number of triangles. I chose to do five, but could only cut out three the first time around. I re-rolled my excess clay and cut out my last two.
- Carefully transfer your clay triangles to a baking sheet. Using a nail or skewer, make a hole in each triangle where you will want the nail to go. Notice, some of mine are in the point, others are on the side. Opposite of your nail hole, insert the screw hook.


- Bake at 275 degrees for approximately 25 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool completely before handling.
- Use a hammer to nail the clay triangles to the wall and hang up your pretty necklaces!


These necklace hooks were so easy to make (they only took about an hour total), they're inexpensive, and they look super pretty in our room! So tell us... are you over the marbled clay or will you add some of these cute hooks to your home too? Have a great week!
Sarah & Nick

8 comments:

  1. These look SO cool! It seems like the possibilities would be endless which I love. Definitely will recreate this soon!

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    1. Thanks, Gretchen! You definitely could do SO much with these! Marbled clay is my go-to!

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  2. This looks so awesome! I love that you could easily change the colors for whatever your room is - so fun!
    -Liz
    www.TheCleanEatingCouple.com

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    1. Thanks so much! I agree - it's super customizable!

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  3. This are very nice, amd could Like the Bathroom before you shower, Closet if you don't want any one to see them. Great idea.

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  4. This is brilliant! I can't wait to make them for myself!

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