Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Making Fortune Cookie Pendants

A little while back I tried making some Fortune Cookie shaped pendants and they turned out fairly well, so when I decided to make more, I took pics that I could share.  My pictures are usually notoriously bad, but this will give you an idea.

The first step is getting the clay ready, rolled out and cut into shapes.  After they are cut out, I just use my fingers and pinch them thinner in the center and around the edges.

Second step is to fold it around a straw or whatever you want to use to begin the shape.  

I gently moisten just the front outside edge and pinch the ends together.

Again, very gently so I don't ruin the shape, I slip it off the straw and begin to bend it in the opposite direction.

Again, very carefully, I then use a straw to add the holes to the ends.

Then, they are allowed to dry, I wet sand them, glaze and fire.  Here is the end result:

Hope you enjoyed this quick tutorial.  Let me know if you give them a try!


  1. Those are SUPER adorable! Thank you for sharing your process with us all :)

  2. Very interesting. I was wondering the other day if you started out with a circle or a figure eight piece. I can now mark this off my list of things to wonder about. Great job.