DIY Lips Necklace

Lips Necklace

TIME REQUIRED: 10 minutes to create, 24 hours to dry, 10 minutes to finish

It all started with this month’s issue of Lucky magazine.  The cover features Lily Collins wearing a dress covered in red lips, which is a trend that’s been popping up everywhere.  Just recently, I saw an article in another magazine that showed various celebrities wearing lips in various ways; as jewelry, as a clutch, and as a print on their dresses, tops, and skirts like Lily did.  So, when I saw the photo, I wasn’t a bit surprised…but hubby was.  I believe our conversation went something like this:

Him: “That magazine cover freaks me out.”
Me: “Why?”
Him: “She’s got lips all over her…”
Me: “Oh, that’s a trend now.”
Him: “What?!”
Me: “It’s really popular right now to, um, wear lips…”
Him: “Why?  Why on earth would you do that?”
Me: “Oh, it’s all the rage.  In fact, I’m going to make myself some to wear to Lucky FABB.”
Him: “Are you serious?!”
Me: “Nope.”


{As a side note, as one of my Instagram followers pointed out, it also kind of looks in this photo like Lily Collins took a bite of my fudge pop.  Not cool, Lily.  Get your own.}

Anyway, even though I was anything but serious when I was teasing the hubs, once I got the idea in my head to create my own lip jewelry, I couldn’t quite forget about it.  Because I already knew how I would do it.  You know how you get a creative idea and it just keeps running around in your brain until it comes out your hands and turns into something?  That’s how it was with this.  I had to do it, just because I could.  And so I did.  Here’s how.

{my clay and clay tools were generously provided by my friends at Sculpey/Polyform}
– Model Air Air Dry Clay from Sculpey
– Clay tools and/or toothpicks
– Red multi-surface paint
– Mod Podge Sparkle
– Bic Ultra Fine Point Permanent Marker
– 4 jump rings
– 18″ of silver chain
– clasp
– needle nose pliers and wire cutters

Step 1: Roll a small piece of Model Air clay into a ball and flatten it.  Use your fingers and the clay tools to shape it so that it looks like lips.  Which, I realize, is the hardest part.  I started by pinching the sides to create the corners of the mouth, then used a tool to take a tiny chunk of clay out of the top to create the shape of the top lip.  Just play with it until you’re pleased with how it looks…the beauty of clay is that if you don’t get it right the first time, just smoosh it all up and start over!  You can shape and reshape it until you have what you want.


Step 2: Use a clay tool or a toothpick to draw a line through the center to separate the lips and to poke a hole in each corner of the mouth.  


Step 3: Let it air dry for 24 hours.

Step 4: Paint both sides.  I covered one side at a time with a multi-surface red paint.



Step 5: Use a fine tip permanent marker to draw the line between the lips once the paint is dry.

Step 6: Apply Mod Podge Sparkle!  This not only adds glitter, it protects and seals the paint job.  If you’re not a fan of glitter, you can go with Mod Podge Gloss, Super Gloss, or Matte instead.


Lips Necklace

Step 6: Place a jump ring in each hole.  Remember to always twist jump rings open, never pull apart.

Step 7: Cut chain into two 9″ pieces and attach to jump rings.  Add jump rings and clasps to loose ends to create a finished necklace.

Lips Necklace

I’m thoroughly amused by the whole project and can’t wait to show it to hubby.  Maybe I’ll just put it on one day and see how long it takes him to notice…
By the way, if you don’t believe me about the whole lip trend, just go to Google Images and search “lips necklaces”…you’ll see.

Lips Necklace

 What do you think about the lip trend?  Would you wear a necklace like this?  Do you think I should rock it at Lucky FABB?



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  1. The lip trend feels like such a throwback to the 80s! (I think I may have rocked a lips t-shirt in my childhood…tee hee.) But I loved eavesdropping on your convo with your hubby…and that you saw a creative idea through to fruition. Way to go!

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