Holly Jolly Christmas Polymer Clay and Wire Jewelry [Gallery]

Holly Leaf And Berry Christmas necklace “The finish on these
festive beads is buttery
smooth through careful
sanding and buffing.”
~Cindy Lietz

Polymer clay jewelry as cool as this… is bound to bring you some good cheer! Can’t you just see me (or you) dancing around the studio wearing this necklace and singing a happy tune? It is a Mixed Media Christmas necklace made with the Holly Leaf and Berry Canes from the Volume-018-1 video tutorial.

As you may have noticed from today’s featured Gallery post, as well as from previous ones (see Katiedids Bezel Pendant for another example of a recent Gallery feature), these photo spreads are included here at the blog to provide you guys with creative jewelry making ideas and inspiration.

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Holly Jolly Christmas Polymer Clay and Wirework Necklace:

Holly Leaf And Berry Christmas necklace


Totally unique and arty, this asymmetrical Holly Leaf and Berry Bead and wire necklace, with it’s tasseled focal bead, is a real eye catcher! Wear this necklace to your next holiday event and you will definitely receive some compliments.

Each polymer clay bead is unique and handcrafted with attention to detail. Polymer clay canes of a Holly Leaf as well as a Holly Berry were first created then carefully applied to each polymer clay bead. The finish is buttery smooth through careful sanding and buffing.

To accent the colors of the polymer focal beads, Green and Red Glass beads have been added to the design for color and sparkle.

The beads were artistically wired into links using steel wire and a free hand. Bronze chain was added to the pendant as a tassel to give movement and texture to the piece. The wire and beads were finish coated with a fixative spray sealer called PYM-II, specifically designed to protect metals, polymers, glass and other mixed media materials.

This funky necklace is a total length of 15″ (38cm) from clasp at the back to the tip of the chain tassel at the bottom of the pendant.

Price: $65 (US) Holly Jolly Christmas Necklace – If you are interested in purchasing the piece shown in today’s gallery post, then please send an email to let me know. Be sure to include your full mailing address so I can work out the shipping cost and get back to you with payment instructions.


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  1. Joyce M, 13 December, 2010

    This is awesome, Cindy, what an inspiration! That is one of my favorite palettes. Now I must get to work, no, play…with clay.

  2. Jeanne C., 13 December, 2010

    Very festive, I can just see us dancing and singing with this beautiful necklace on. :)

  3. pattw, 13 December, 2010

    This necklace REALLY puts me in the holiday mood ! Such happy colors, and fine work -Cindy, your the best !!!!!

  4. Lisa Whitham, 13 December, 2010

    What a beautiful festive necklace… Love it Cindy!! :)

    Peace, Love, & Clay,
    ~Lisa :)

  5. Maria, 13 December, 2010

    Cindy, I just finished making my necklace this weekend, using your last year’s necklace as a design inspiration. I didn’t have the dark steel wire, so I used a chain instead. I’m receiving a lot of compliments on it!

  6. Elizabeth S., 13 December, 2010


  7. Anna Sabina, 13 December, 2010

    The one I made last year was lost and I found it last night. Wore ity to work today with my black holly berry sweater jacket. Good minds think a like. But no singing and dancing at work today…YET.

  8. Anita, 13 December, 2010

    WOW! That is just gorgeous!

  9. Phaedrakat, 13 December, 2010

    What a festive piece! I would love to dance around in this beautiful necklace…but alas, my neck is bare and I’m in too much pain to dance. : ( Still, I try to make up for it by singing Christmas carols all day long (love ’em!) — much to my family’s dismay. It’s not the voice, it’s the constant USE of it, LOL!

    Anyhoo, I fell in love with this super fun and Christmasy necklace the first time I saw it. I’m betting it will fill the wearer with a ton of holiday cheer. Happy Holidays, Cindy…thanks for the inspiration, as well as all of other wonderful things you provide for us all year long!

  10. Brenda, 14 December, 2010

    Very Pretty Cindy. I still have some of my holly berry cane, I think. I use up everything I make it seems like.

  11. Becky C., 15 December, 2010

    This is a gorgeous necklace, Cindy! I love the asymmetry, too! I think I am going to try my hand at the holly and berries this week when time permits. Don’t you hate it when working for a living gets in the way of your fun time?

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