PS- It’s a heat wave, and nothing is hotter than Proenza Schouler. We look to Jack and Laz each season to get swept away in their chic world that’s full of oooooh’s and aaaaaah’s. The designing duo’s inaugural costume jewelry collection is Perfectly Stunning. In one word: J’amazing, actually. The whimsical mash-up of baroque and modern flair is a must have this season. I cannot dream up anything more magical, and my partners in crime, WHO WHAT WEAR agreed! PS- I’d be lost without PS!
To create a baroque-styled necklace: Slice and roll out 9 pieces of clay. Each piece should be rolled out to approx. 1/4/ inches. Once rolled out, draw each pendant pattern onto parchment paper for each shape. Place pattern on top of clay, and use carving knife to trace around the pendant drawing and gently pierce through the paper, cutting the entire shape out of clay. After each piece is cut, carefully place onto a non-stick baking tray laying pieces just as the final version will look. PS- Be sure to match the pendants very close to one another in order for the jump rings to be able to connect. Use a toothpick and/or chopstick to carve detail ridges in pendants by gently pressing into the clay, making soft, curvy detailed lines. Using a toothpick, poke holes into pendants. Be sure all holes line up perfectly before baking and make sure they are big enough for the jump rings to fit through. Bake in oven at 275 degrees for 15-20 minutes. Bake time may vary depending on oven. Let cool for an hour. Use a lightweight sandpaper to smooth out outside edges, and achieve a clean, soft look on top. Use pliers and connect each pendant together with jump rings. To finish off, loop ribbon through the end jump rings and glue to finish off.