DIY Clay Tassel Keychain

INSIDE : Learn how to make a simple and fun DIY Clay Tassel Keychain! Polymer Clay can create the coolest things, be sure to give it a try.

Clay Tassel Keychain

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This post has been updated since it’s original February 2017 publish date.

We did it!  We made it to week three of my three week mini series.  Starting two weeks ago, I shared my love of using one simple product in three very different ways.  And that special product was polymer clay.

I showed you how to make a Marbled Clay Keychain, as well as a Braided Clay Keychain.  I saved the best for last because if you thought the other were fun then watch out.  Today’s post is how to create a DIY Clay Tassel Keychain!

What supplies do I need to make a Clay Tassel Keychain?

DIY Keychain Supplies

How to make a Tassel from Clay

Start this clay tassel DIY by removing a small portion of the peach colored FIMO clay.  Using your hands, roll the clay into thin snake like strands.  I laid my clay out in about 3.5 to 4″ lengths.

Thin Clay snakes

Once you have about 15+ strands of clay, you can start to create your “tassel” shape.  

Note: I wanted my tassel to have a real look and not be all perfectly straight.  So to create that effect, I slightly bent a few of the bottom strands outward.  

This helps give the look like they are moving and flowing in the breeze!  Do your best to not pinch the clay at the top, just gingerly set each piece atop each other.

Clay Tassel

To create the band to keep everything together, or at least what appears to be a band, use two different colors and lay about five or so strips along the top.

Tassel from clay

Once all the strips have been added, gently lift the top portion and wrap around the tassel.  You can cut the excess off now.  Then, using a straight edge or clay tool, create a clean cut across the very top of your tassel.

DIY Clay Tassel

Baking your Clay Keychain

Bake your clay per the directions on your specific clay.  My FIMO clay requires baking at 230 F for 30 minutes.  Then, I removed from the oven and allowed to cool.

Secure your clay and keychain

Next, all that is left is securing your jump ring and lobster keychain onto the clay!  I used E6000 Craft Adhesive to make sure the jump ring is quite secure.

DIY Clay Keychain

And once baked, this polymer clay has quite a bit of “give” to it.  I’ve been more cautious to just throw this keychain in my purse with wild abandon simply because some of those tassels are sticking out a bit.  But overall, it’s seemed to hold up to use rather well.

I just couldn’t not be more pleased with it’s final outcome.

Clay Keychain in hand

Interested in some other polymer clay project ideas? Check these out.

Clay Tassel Keychain
Clay Tassel keychain with key

If you are interested in checking out my other two Clay Keychains, you can see them all together below!!

DIY Marbled Clay Keychain + Braided Clay DIY Keychain

Clay DIY Keychains 3 different ways, Delineate Your Dwelling

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  1. Very clever use of the polymer clay! Well done on all 3 keychains! Blessings, Janet

    1. delineateyourdwelling says:

      Thanks so much! They were fun to make.

  2. Whaaaat? This is crazy, I didn’t know you could make something like this with polymer clay! It’s sooooo cute! I love the color combo you used too, all three of the keychains are so pretty!

    1. delineateyourdwelling says:

      Hee hee, thanks Marlene! I wasn’t sure if it would work out, but am pretty happy with the results!! Thanks for your sweet comments. xo

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