Remember when I shared these itty bitty food earrings I bought from Inedible Jewelry!? Well, it turned out that the ladies behind my fave tiny food jewelry business ALSO wrote a BOOK, The Polymer Clay Cookbook, teaching you how to make their clay creations!! I knew I had to get my hands on it and try it out for myself and let me tell you, making food jewelry might be my new favorite thing.
SOOO I teamed up with Jessica from Inedible Jewelry and with National Best Friends Day coming up on June 8th (Did ya know that!?), I adapted some of her tutorials and skills I learned from the book and made four different foodie friendship necklaces!!! OBSESSED! Today I’m sharing the details, free printable from Floating Specks to pair with your friendship necklaces AND giving away five copies of The Polymer Clay Cookbook so you can make some for yourself and your besties! Let’s do it!!!!!!
Click through for tips, tutorials + to enter the giveaway!
So, I debated and debated about how to share these tutorials and here’s the scoop… there is SO much valuable information and techniques in the book that I just can’t sum it all up here in a blog post. Instead, I’m sharing the pieces and tools used to create each piece of mine along with a quick written tutorial specific to the friendship necklace adaptation, but I just gotta recommend grabbing a copy if you really want to get into this! Not because I’m peddling this book now, but because I was blown away at how easily I was able to make these pieces look so REAL thanks to all the details in the book!
For reference, I made my pieces about double the size of the ones in the book for photo purposes and did so by just doubling the quantities outlined in the book’s tutorials.
Pretzel Friendship Necklaces
You’ll Need: Ecru, Yellow and White Polymer Clay, Orange-Brown Oil Pastel, Paint Brush, Craft Knife, Headpin, Chain/Necklace
To Make: Mix ecru and yellow clay together and roll into a 4-5″ snake. Overlap the ends of the snake and then twist and fold it over, forming the pretzel shape. Push a headpin through the bottom, up through the twist and out the center top of the pretzel. Rub oil pastel onto the pretzel shape and use a paint brush to spread the color evenly over it giving it the “baked” look. Cut small piece of “salt” from a tiny snake of white clay and place onto pretzel. Bake according to package instructions or about 20 minutes at 275 degrees.
Waffle Friendship Necklaces
You’ll Need: Ecru, Yellow and White Polymer Clay, Orange-Brown + Raw Sienna Oil Pastel, Lollipop Stick, Liquid Clay, Paint Brush, Craft Knife, Headpin, Chain/Necklace (Note: I adapted the shape of the waffle tutorial in the book to make it friendship necklace friendly!)
To Make: Mix ecru and yellow clay together. Flatten a ball of your new clay color into a pancake and cut into four wedges. Slide a headpin through the bottom point and out the top curve of each wedge. Use a craft knife to slice the round edges of a lollipop stick off forming a square shape on one side and a triangle shape on the other. Press the adapted lollipop stick into wedge, forming the waffle pattern. Rub the orange-brown onto the ridges and brush to evenly spread the color. Shave a bit of raw sienna oil pastel into a bit of liquid clay and mix forming the “syrup”. Paint it onto a small portion of the waffle and top with a small square of yellow clay as butter. Bake according to package instructions or about 20 minutes at 275 degrees.
Burger Friendship Necklace
You’ll Need: Ecru, Yellow, Red, Green, Brown and White Polymer Clay, Orange-Brown + Raw Sienna Oil Pastel, Paint Brush, Ball Point Clay Tool, Craft Knife, Headpin, Chain/Necklace
To Make: Flatten a ball of ecru clay into a pancake and another into a dome. Rub orange-brown oil pastel (I also used some raw sienna) onto the top and bottom of the bun and brush to spread color evenly. Flatten a ball of brown clay into a thick pancake and use a ball point clay tool to add texture around the edge. Also flatten a red ball into a pancake, a yellow ball into a square and roll a green ball into a snake then flatten and ruffle. Assemble your burger and slip a headpin through the center. Bake according to package instructions or about 20 minutes at 275 degrees. Glaze according to book instructions.
Fries Friendship Necklace (This tutorial is not in the book.)
You’ll Need: Yellow + Red Polymer Clay, Orange-Brown Oil Pastel (Optional), Paint Brush, Craft Knife, Headpin, Chain/Necklace
To Make: Flatten a red ball of clay into a pancake and cut out the fry container shapes above. Flatten a ball of yellow clay into a long pancake and cut slices for the fries. Layer the fries on top of the larger red shape, then cover with the smaller red shape. Pinch the edges of the reds together to seal. Optional, rub + brush orange-brown pastel onto some of the fries. Bake according to package instructions or about 20 minutes at 275 degrees.
Donut Friendship Necklaces (This tutorial is not in the book.)
You’ll Need: Ecru, Pink, Yellow, Red, Blue, Green, White and Orange Polymer Clay, Orange-Brown Oil Pastel (Optional), Paint Brush, Craft Knife, Headpin, Chain/Necklace
To Make: Flatten a ball of ecru clay into a thick pancake and push the other end of your paintbrush through the center to form a hole. Cut the pancake in half. Flatten two balls of pink clay into thin half-circle shapes to form the frosting. Layer the pink on top of the ecru. Roll out very thin snakes of rainbow colors of clay and cut into tiny sprinkle shapes, press onto the top of the frosting. Bake according to package instructions or about 20 minutes at 275 degrees.
For All Necklaces: Glaze according to book instructions if desired. Form a wrapped loop with your headpin (Instructions in book or there’s a ton of online tutorials!), slide onto chain.
To download the matching cards, click HERE!
Print and cut out cards, fold in half.
Photos by Jeff Mindell | Printables by Floating Specks
If you’d rather buy than DIY (Hey, sometimes it’s more fun to let the pros do it!), Inedible Jewelry sells similar versions of almost all the DIYs above:
Pink Frosted Donut | Waffle | Burger | Pretzel
You can buy the book here, or a signed copy here!
And NOW! For the giveaway! Use the Rafflecopter below to enter to win a copy of The Polymer Clay Cookbook! Giveaway is open to readers WORLDWIDE. The giveaway will end at 11:59pm on Sunday, May 31st and five winners will be announced here Monday! a Rafflecopter giveaway
Sophia Jeanne says
I would definitely turn pierogi (Polish dumplings) into a necklace! They’re super cute with their little scallops!
OMG, YES! My grandmother would love those, we make pierogi every year.
Cat K says
A pizza pie!! 😀 THE PERFECT FOOD!!!
Monique | WritingMonique says
Yay! These are absolutely perfect!
Monique | WritingMonique says
Oh, and I would make Sunny Side-up Eggs for sure!
So cute!!! I’d make coffee & doughnuts
These are absolutely adorable!
I’d make….. pizza, probably!
Paloma Sierra says
Impressed on how easy it is to create this jewelry.
These are so cute! I would make a coffee and a bowl of fruit!
Luisa Bahia says
pop corn necklace would be perfect!!
SO CUTE! My gal pals would love the waffles! Especially if they were chicken and waffles! Yum. Too cute 🙂
Would totally make pizza!
Jordan Knoup says
The waffles and donuts are so cute!!!!
You could make snow cones or cupcakes or even popcorn!
Definitely a stack of pancakes with a little square of butter and syrup running down mm mmm
Radhika Khan says
I would make donuts!
I follow both you and inedible jewelry on Instagram and I just love your guys posts. and I love making thing out of clay and would love a piece of jewelry or book
Yay! Thanks for posting such an awesome giveaway!
Dina S. says
Ah, I love these!
I’d probably make some donuts or the waffles!
@kittytheginger on IG says
I would love to make a macaron ❤️
Hannah Grace says
I followed you both!:) Sooo adorable!
Sandra Garcia says
I’d probably do a heritage theme first, tacos/pan dulce/ bowl of pozole, then definitely Disneyland treats some churro earrings and necklace sound yummy!!!!
This is really cute! I would make a macaroon, ice cream and popcorn! 🙂
Catherine west says
I entered. I’m so excited these are you adorable.
I would like to make some tacos
So cute! I’m going to share this with my little sister–she’s in middle school & I think she and her friends would get a real kick out of making these together!
These are too cute! I think a sweet little avocado would be precious!
Valerie wooldridge says
Love the waffles!!!! Sooooo cute!
Indre B says
Followed both, would love to make ice cream and watermelon necklaces
Dakota Barber says
I would make a teeny tiny little avocado. LOVE this giveaway- I wanna craft all day!
Su Inglis says
All these are so cute! I would definitely love to make a little avocado where the two fitted into each other though!
I would probably make a fortune cookie, or a mini frappuccino or something like that!
This book is seriously adorable and awesome!
Oh my goodness the little doughnuts are too cute. I want to make those for my BFF!! Great post 🙂
i love it!!! It’s such an amazing thing to do for your loved ones!!
Michelle Bialy says
This book is so freaking adorable I would definitely make the donuts and the pretzel! How fun would these be as gifts! Those cute studs oh wow
Love these!! I would totally love to make a sushi roll necklace! Or a cup tea!! The bestie and I do love sharing a good cuppa!!
I would honestly make them all!!!! I really wanna make the donut
Allison S. says
Followed! I love these darling necklaces. They are so cute I could eat them!
I would do some martini glasses and colored marshmellows
Janelle J. says
These food necklaces are so cute and great for gifts especially coming from a DIY! Looks like a lot of fun to make any food; I would make pizzas or macarons! 🙂
Ashley Burns says
I would make macaron necklaces! I followed both of you on IG
What a cute spin on friendship charms
My food of choice would be pizza!
Following @inediblejewelry and @studiodiy on insta! Re: giveaway
I would make a mustard and hotdog with card that says, “Too much mustard for one hotdog”
I love making things out of polymer clay and these necklaces are super cute! I’m excited to make a few waffle and donut necklaces.
Syd Rein says
I would make the pretzel! And and ice cream con!
I’m all about the donut necklace and would make a pizza necklace too!
I would make Cotton Candy!!
Erin Simser says
French fries, coffee and pretzels are some of my favorite foods…and most of my friends favorites too! I would also do pancakes because I make those special for my kids.
Rita Gonçalves says
I would do the donuts and the waffles 🙂
I’d make the pretzels and waffles.
I’d make a tiny avocado! Loving the little pretzel, too!
YES! I saw a set of donut friendship necklaces in the store that I almost bought for my BFF and I, except it was chocolate icing. Nothing against chocolate, but I thought pink icing would work best for the two of us. Now I can make my own donuts!
Though, if I have to choose a different food, I’d give churros a try.
Thanks so much!
I would make lumpia!
Hmm, I think I’d make an avocado or s’mores!
I think I would try popsicles!
ahh! LOVE the fries and the donuts!
so many ideas!
I would make a lemon and an avocado!
Those are all so cute but I think the waffle is my fav!
I would make donuts and pineapples, and avocados, and macarons…and oh so many foodie things!
I would turn a beignet or a mason jar of jam into a necklace! They’re both cute.
Jordan Ashley says
I followed you and Inedible Jewelry on Instagram and am obsessed! I’m going to make the waffles and download the waffle print for my mom and I 🙂 I’m sure I will end up purchasing the s’mores, corn dog, chocolate cupcake, and several other pieces from their etsy shop as well, I can’t resist!
I’m currently obsessed with pickles, so I guess I’d have to make a cute dill pickle!
You know,what I haven’t seen made into a necklace: tamales. That would be an interesting one to make.
Guada Aveo says
I would probably make Filipino street food into necklaces 😀 Like isaw, kwek kwek & fishballs! Also desserts like suman, banana cue & sapin-sapin 😀
Avocado halves would be such a cute best friend necklace.
I would definitely like to make cute Disney tsum tsum cake pop!
I definitely need an ice cream cone necklace!
It would be amazing if I could make some Korean BBQ jewelry! YUMMY!!!
What a great post, everything is so adorable! I would probably make pizza because who doesn’t love pizza?!
Sydney - wttwcreate says
i would make ice cream cones!
Brittany Lina says
Omg, I just LOVE these necklaces. If I were to win the book, I would make all the ones pictured for my daughter and I. She is my BFF!!!
Donna Grant-Walker says
This is an adorable idea for gifts!
Sara Alarcón says
I would definitely make pizza or tacossss!
Becky English says
Love everything about this! I am definitely going to make some little waffles.
The waffles are adorable. I would make waffles and donuts.
Love this thanks for giving so many tips on how to cook polymer clay! Definitely gonna experiment with a few of these recipes 🙂 so excited. Also such a beautiful blog and so wonderfully photographed and presented xo
I would love to make sushi into a necklace.
a bunch of cookies! 🙂
I would try to make a small cake and some waffles! 🙂
I love the donut! Although I might make a whole one and pair it with a cup of coffee 🙂
I would make fruit necklaces! Watermelon slices, Strawberries and Pineapples!
Erin Maree says
Popsicles would be super cute as jewellery and the combinations would be endless!
Jennifer Wuisan says
I would like to make a box of macarons with the yummiest flavors and all the fast food!
I love their macarons! But I want to make the burger and fries necklaces!
Hello! I’m a big fan of inediblejewelry’s work, and I look forward to learning more DIY on your site as well! I think the waffle friendship necklace is in my future for sure. I’m following you both on Instagram @kayenarjay
Awesome!!! I love this!
I would go for a donut or macaroon.
Jennifer T. says
I would make tacos or donuts for sure!
LOVE THIS! Reminds me of the tiny food i used to make as a kid. I’d definitely make a tea cup and pot!
I would make french fries…or popcorn! (two all time favorites of mine!)
These are just too cute!!! And now I’m hungry!!! ~giggle
I LOVE LOVE LOVE following hall on Snapchat!! I’m – jeauxdi
I would make sushi into a necklace! So delicious AND aesthetically pleasing! Plus I love the color palette of sushi. Nom nom.
Love these! Definitely want to make some foodie necklaces for my two sisters. I think another food I would make would be citrus fruits. It would be cute for each friend to get an orange or grapefruit segment! 🙂
Everytimemy best friend comes to visit me we end up eating veggie dogs and drinking wine so I would make one of those!
Adorable! I would make the donut with chocolate frosting!
Jemelee Wang says
So cute! I would make pretzels and the pink glazed doughnut!
Bridget L (westcoaststyle) says
Wow – These are so adorable! I must purchase some of my own. 🙂
I would love to figure out how to create little mini chipotle burrito bowls! My best friend and I love the place 🙂
Peanut butter and jelly necklaces would be so cute!
Jaclyn Reynolds says
A garlic knot, hot pretzel, or coffee cup!
I’m trying to think of a food my best friend and I love… tater tots, ribs, DQ blizzard… I just don’t know!
Lydia B. says
Does a drink count? I’d go with coffee, wine, or a margarita. (:
These are soooooo adorable! Loving the collaboration.
Oh! And I would totally try to make crepes! Or donuts, or a coffee cup 🙂 Or…everything!
Margeaux Palmer says
I LOVE these!!! Adorable!
Margeaux Palmer says
also, I would make an avocado, bowl of cereal, or the ice cream cone….or all of them. They are all so adorable!
The waffles are absolute genius!! I’d love to make slices of cake too!
I would make pizza slices and donuts and maybe some ice-cream cones!
I would make a tiny banana split!
I would make little avocado toasts, my favorite snack!
Tiffany Hu says
I would totally make either a strawberry ice cream cone or blueberry donuts 🙂
Sushi would be too cute as a necklace!
This is really cute! I would make sushi rolls, cotyon candy and dippin dots
I loooove this! I would totally make a shrimp necklace!
Vanessa de Simas says
Amei! estou com vontade de comer os colares! E adorei o site melhor que os daqui do Brasil
Mint & Lemons says
Can you show us more step-by-step food miniatures??
Can I have pon plz if you give me one I want a donut for my 3 sisters
Or ice cream cones I would like any food neckalace but I want 3 plz????? plz reply
Only if you have a giveaway plz ?????????????
They are spo ugly why do ypou wanyt one stupid Jasmin girl this girl has no talent
Dang it I am 5 years late 😥
I don’t have clay.