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Paper Pendants

Paper Pendants
If charts, graphs and metrics are your thing, you might enjoy crafting some pie chart pendants. They're made entirely of paper. Oh, and a little glue, thread and a jump ring if you want to get technical. Which you probably do, if you're the kind of person who likes pie charts. With a punch (I used a 1" circle), cut out about 12 circles of cardstock. You can add as many circles to the pendant as needed to get the thickness you want, of course. Glue the circles into a stack one at a time. Double a small length of thread and tie it to a jump ring. Cut some wedges of colored paper for the top layer and glue them on. To seal it, you can brush it with polycrylic or Triple Thick. The little DIY color-blocked necklaces are cute and light-weight.

Glass Pendant Easy. Cheap. Adorable. How can you pass up something like this? I found places online where they sold the tutorials on how to make these glass pendant necklaces. Supplies: paperexacto kniferulercutting boardglass tiles* (rectangular, circular, or square shapes available)bails* (I used aanraku small size)clear glue (I used Diamond Glaze. *glass pendants and bails can be found pretty much anywhere online… Amazon, Etsy supplies, etc. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Featuring Thea, my model…

Two-Sided Pendant (For when you want it all) | CrapAtCrafts | If I like something, I like it, and tend to want to have it in lots of different colors. . . So I liked the idea of making a pendant that could be decorated on both sides. I had this little brass heart shape that seemed a likely candidate: I’m still on a glitter kick, so I drew a little interior heart-shape then glued & sprinkled: This turned out entirely underwhelming & messy. . . ‘Hmmm’, I thought. . . . I think these are kind of cute all by themselves . . . Anyway— I added resin to the green side to protect the glitter: As you see, the resin seeped out under the wire heart. . . Then I did the other side with pink: I do like the steam-punky look, and this is as close to it as I’ve managed to get so far. . . Love, Em

Washers O ver the holidays, I was at the height of my Pinterest addiction. I flippin’ LOVE that site. And being that we were tight on funds, I put my crafty self to work searching of attractive, unique items I could make as gifts. The crux: CHEAP. When I saw a tutorial on how to make pendants out of washers — like literally, those metal things? - Glue: It doesn’t have to be Tacky Clear Gel (as I used) for this project; plain old white glue would be fine. - Glossy Accents, clear, dimensional embellishment: This stuff is amazing. Not shown: - Necklace cord (choose a color you like) - 1 bead STEP ONE: Trace the washer shape onto the paper and cut it out using the Exacto knife. As you can see, it took me while to get it right. STEP TWO: Glue your final, beautifully cut piece to the washer. STEP THREE: Okay this picture is horribly blurry, but at least you can see what it’s like after you add the Glossy Accents. And that is essentially all there is to it.

DIY: Arrowhead Earrings Trial 1 Whew. After four days without power, thank God it has been restored. So what have I been doing during my down time? Painting, painting, crafting a tiny bit and painting some more. What do you need: A paint stick/stirrer Nail polish/ acrylic paint Small chain Earring hooks Jewelry Pliers Sandpaper (Yes, a paint stick. Measure out 2 1.25" across the paint stick, then cut them up. After cutting those pieces up, measure about 0.25" from the top of the box. Cut it up like so. Sand the edges and both sides of your wood. Drill holes for your jump rings. The earrings should look like this now. Paint your earrings - I always use nail polish to paint small objects because they're cheaper, I have more nail polish color varieties than I have paint and I like the finish. Add your jump rings, chain and earring hooks. And there you have it, your very own arrowhead earrings. What do you guys think of this easy craft?

Bottle Caps Neon jewelry is all over Pinterest lately, and when I received a box of Tulip neon paints from iLoveToCreate, that's the first thing I thought of for this DIY project. My upcycled neon necklace is made out of bottlecaps, a thrifted necklace, and a great helping of Poppin' Purple paint. Read on to learn how to make your own neon necklace. The package of Tulip Slick Dimensional Fabric Paint I received came in 6 different colors. The main supplies you'll need include: Your Tulip fabric paint of choiceBottlecaps (I used five)A spare or thrifted necklace chain Medium-sized jump rings (you can find these in the jewelry-making section at the craft store)Some jewelry or needle-nose pliersA drill with a 1/16" drill bit You'll probably also want: Some safety gogglesA permanent markerA piece of scrap wood (to use as a drilling surface) To begin, arrange your bottlecaps so that they'll fit nice and neatly for your finished piece. Next, get out your drill, scrap wood, goggles, and pliers.

Prairie Feather Necklace I have a sweet spot for feather accessories this time of year they just feel like fall to me. I had fun putting together this easy pendant this week to celebrate the beginning of November and the holiday season. I think I will make another one with four feathers, one for each of my little baby birds - who are not all such babies anymore, sigh. It was super easy - here is what you need to make one: fabric scraps spray adhesive feather template (optional) wire chain scissors jump rings and clasp jewelry pliers 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Simple as that and a fun way to use up the ever growing pile of fabric scraps too! Another fun feather accessory tutorial HERE!

Map Pendant Posted on April 25, 2012 by Christina DIY map pendants require next to zero skill to make. But your guests don’t have to know that. In fact, judging by how gorgeous these pendants are, your guests will think you are one crafty genius. DIY map pendants are perfect for destination weddings. DIY Map Pendants Tutorial You will need: Size your map so that it will fit within your 25mm pendant blank. Place your glass cabochon on the image get an idea of placement. Place three drops of diamond glaze on the back of your glass cabochon. Place cabochon onto image. Cut around glass cabochon. Add e-6000 glue to back of cabochon using a toothpick or the end of a bamboo skewer. Press cabochon inside pendant blank. Add jump ring. Add cord. Spoon earrings I was a crafting machine this weekend and tackled a project I’ve been meaning to try for some time now: spoon stamping! I have a bunch of old, silver spoons sitting in my craft room (not sure at this point where they came from) that I was able to break in half pretty easily, and from there went about flattening and stamping both the spoon and the handle. What you’ll need for this project: Spoons (at least two if you want to make earrings)PliersEar hooksThin chainDrillMalletClampsHammerMetal StampsTwo pieces of woodSandpaper First off, break your spoon in half! Your spoon will be rough where the break occurs, so sand the edge until it is smooth. Then, place your spoon onto a piece of wood. Sandwich your spoon with another piece of wood and tap on it with a rubber mallet to flatten in out. Once it is flattened, take the top piece of wood and tap your spoon with a hammer. With my spoon flattened, it was time to stamp it. Next up: drilling holes. Happy Tuesday! Like this: Like Loading...