Pirates of the Caribbean

Pirates of the Caribbean
Cross-My-Heart Pendant

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Pirate Cross-My-Heart Pendant
Total Time 1 hour Ages school-age

During On Stranger Tides, Captain Jack Sparrow reunites with Angelica, a beautiful and mysterious past acquaintance, and possibly the only woman to have ever stolen Jack's heart. Inspired by Angelica's sense of style and humor, this lacy crossbones-topped heart will make a fun addition to any young pirate fan's jewelry stash. It can be worn as a pendant, hung up as an ornament, or tied to a backpack or purse.

Download Pirates of the Caribbean
Cross-My-Heart Pendant Template

What you'll need

  • Print the template and cut it out.
  • Scissors
  • Polymer clay
  • Wax paper
  • Rolling pin
  • Plastic knife
  • Paper clip
  • Paper doily
  • Baking sheet
  • Aluminum foil
  • Craft paint and paintbrush (optional)
  • Flexible craft wire
  • Glue dots
  • Ribbon or jewelry chain

How to make it

  1. Print the template and cut it out.

  2. Roll a hunk of polymer clay between pieces of wax paper so that it is about 3/8-inch thick. Use the template and plastic knife (or a cookie cutter) to cut out a clay heart.

  3. Cross-My-Heart Pendant

    Create a hanging loop at the top of the heart by pressing the lower portion of a paper clip into the clay and then smoothing the clay over it.

  4. Cross-My-Heart Pendant

    Turn the heart over and place a piece of a paper doily on top. Very gently roll over the paper with a rolling pin to imprint the doily design in the clay. Peel off the paper, and bake the clay heart on a foil-lined baking sheet as directed on the package.

  5. Once the heart cools, paint it if you like.

  6. Cross-My-Heart Pendant

    Now it's time to make the crossbones. For each bone, twist together the centers of two 3.25-inch lengths of flexible craft wire. Then curl the tips at both ends, as shown.

  7. Use bits of a glue dot to attach the bones in a crisscross shape on top of the heart. Thread ribbon or a jewelry chain through the hanging loop, and the pendant is ready to wear.

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