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Thursday, June 10, 2010

Pendant Necklace!

Anyone who is a frequent visitor of this here blog, may have noticed that
I ♥ jewelry!
I've been making a lot of my own jewelry lately.
Its awesome cuz now I have so many pieces to choose from and I haven't broken the bank.

Let me show you how I made this fab necklace pendant.
This is the same type of necklace that I gave away on my 100 follower post.

Here is what you'll need:
Wooden squares
Scrapbook paper
Mod Podge
Hardening epoxy glaze
Bail
Glue (super or gorilla)

I started with some wooden squares. (Any shape wooden piece would work for this.)
I made a little template to help me choose just the right paper.
Next I cut out my square of paper and mod podged them to the squares.
Give them a couple coats and let it dry completely.
Next put on a thin coat of whatever glaze you're gonna use.
Make sure you cover the whole thing.
To get rid of the tiny bubbles I used a lighter and held the flame a few inches above it. It pops them like a charm. Then I covered them with a box to keep the dust off, and let them dry and harden for 48 hours.
Once its dry, glue a bail to the back.
Look how cute they are!
I've made a bunch. . . one for every outfit! *Ü*

24 comments:

Cecily said...

Wow, super cool and easy. Thanks for the idea!

Kari @ Ucreate said...

I was blog hopping tonight and I can't even remember how I got here...but I'm glad I did because you have a fabulous blog! I'll be featuring it as "New Craft Blog" for the next few days! LOVE, LOVE the name of your blog!

crazigirl80 said...

Where did you find the bails and necklace? That is the part I am having trouble with! :(

Pam said...

oooo...so excited to have found you! Definitely gonna add you to my blogroll!

Ready Set Create said...

I got the bails and necklace at Hobby Lobby. . . I get almost EVERYTHING at Hobby Lobby! :)

Becca said...

Wow! So much easier than I thought!
-Becca @ The Bee Zoo

Blessed Mommy of 2 said...

I have been wondering how to do this! Thanks for the tut!

Kelley said...

Funny... I have made one for most every outfit too. Once you find out just how easy this is to create its hard not to go crazy. I like putting mine on suede or leather cording, its always so easy to find.

Have a great day!

Brenda said...

ADORABLE! I love it! Thanks for the tuturial! So nice to meet you!
I found you from Ucreate! Your blog is inspiring and FUN!

Come join the fun and enter my drawing and Gift certificate to my etsy shop!

Have a great weekend!
Love, Brenda

Julie said...

Great blog! I found you on New Friend Friday! I'm a new follower! Stop by for a visit http://singingthreelittlebirds.blogspot.com

Kami @ Sweet Charli... said...

These are darling! i love pendant necklaces! love the pattern's you've chosen! Thanks so much for dropping by Sweet Charli this week! :)

Maggy, Red Ted Art said...

Thes look fabulous! Was wondering - could we feature these in my June Get Crafty?! The theme is "ManMade" and i think pendants are perfect for that!

Here is Nature Get Crafty as a reference. http://redtedart.wordpress.com/2010/06/01/get-crafty-june-2010-inspired-by-nature/

And stop by to grab a button!

Maggy x

Sandra said...

These are so cute. I wouldn't have thought to use wood as a pendant base.

The Autocrat: Haley said...

Love the pendants! Fabulous! Okay what type of glaze are you using . . HL has too many to choose from. Your's looks like it might be an apoxy . . . what aisle are you in at HL? Great blog too!!

Jen said...

Great idea! I have given you an award at:

http://jens525600minutes.blogspot.com/2010/06/outstanding-blogger-award.html

JHill said...

Very pretty!

Thanks for linking up to the Mad Skills party!

Kimberly said...

These are great! I'll have to give them a try. I really love your patterns.

Jessica Guthrie said...

Hello! I love these too! I have been wanting to try them myself but I am scared to go to Hobby Lobby. It can be a very dangerous place. LOL I am stopping by for Monday Marketings. Come stop by if you get a chance. I am looking for sponsors Blogmania and Blog Fest if you are interested. Have a wonderful week!
http://www.justjewelrybyjessica.com/search/label/Blogmania

Eve said...

Wow, these pendants are so pretty. It looks very complicated but your instructions are simple. I love jewelry too! Great creativity! Eveshouse.blogspot.com

martha puri natasande said...

wow.. easy to make but PRETTY!!!
thanks for sharing :)

cheers,
puri
http://idekuhandmade.blogspot.com/

Jamee said...

i wanted to let you knnow i featured your craft today- i love it - thanks so much for sharing - Jamee from jameehomemaker.blogspot.com

Megan said...

I've always been intimidated by making jewelry - it seems so complicated and I never know what any of the supplies are...anyhow, you make this look so easy that I'm going to step out on a limb and go for it! Thanks for the kick in the pants!

Kit said...

Super cute and looks so easy! DD and I will have to give this a try. Thanks for posting.

Nancy said...

Don't use a flame to pop the bubbles. Blow on it gently though a straw. The carbon dioxide in your breath will pop them.

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