Fox Pendant

You’ll look fantastic with this cute Mr Fox pendant – the tail detail and sparkly silver beads ensure this quirky character will go with anything.

Skill Level

Intermediate

Time to Make

1 hour (including baking time)

How to Make

  1. Mix yellow and red fimo clay on a clean surface with clean hands to create the desired orange shade. Take a medium sized ball of the clay and roll it out into an oval shape approx 2.5cm long. This will be the fox body. Next roll out two small triangles for ears and press onto the top as shown.
  2. Next roll out white clay - taking care to wash your hands and surface in between to avoid colour contamination. Take a small bowl and create two identical sized teardrop shapes - use the picture as a guide if you need to, these will form the fox face. Once you’re happy with the size and shape, press onto the top half of the fox body, as shown.
  3. Next roll out two small triangles for the inner ears - and press centrally into the ears to secure. Roll out two slightly smaller bowls and press one on each side of the bottom of the fox body for feet.
  4. Going back to the orange clay, roll out a small ball and form a tail shape, as shown. Roll out a ball of white to fit the base of the tail and press it down - this is to emulate fur, as shown.
  5. Now take a small ball of black clay and divide up into three tiny balls. Two need to be exactly the same size, these will be eyes. Press them into place, as shown, then add a nose.
  6. Add texturing detail on the tummy and the white tail fur using a craft knife or wooden skewer, then pierce a hole in the top of the tail, the bottom of the fox and the top of the fox body, all central, as shown.
  7. Bake according to the manufacturer’s instruction. Once cool, assemble the fox and tail, joining them together using a split ring. Cut a length of black elastic, match the ends to create a double thread and feed the ‘loop’ end of the thread through the hole at the top of the fox.
  8. Pull the loop through and upwards, then feed the ends of the thread back through it and pull them upwards to secure, as shown. Take 12 silver spacer beads and thread six onto each side to finish.

Top Tip

If you don’t have a split ring, you can tie the tail to the fox body with a short length of thread, tied in a knot and pushed down, so the knot sits hidden behind the tail.