Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Pendant Tutorial

Pattern Paper
Krylon Paper Finishes Spray adhesive- I purchased mine at Hobby Lobby
craft knife
crop-o-dile or other small hole punch (not pictured)

After you have selected the paper you want to use for your pendent, peel both sides of the brown protective wrapping off the pendant.

Determine what part of the paper’s design you want on the pendant.

Cut the design out, leaving some extra space to allow for easy handling.

For the bird pendant, I punched the circle out with my circle punch. Then I attached it to the green and cream paper with a tape runner.

Place your paper on the cardboard outside.

When I go outside to spray the glue I usually put the pendants separately in my pockets. This prevents them from getting scratched and from the glue landing on them.

Once you thoroughly spray the paper, pull the pendants out and press the paper firmly to the pendants. You could even use a one folder or a brayer on the back to ensure a firm bond.

Let the pendants dry- I usually bring them inside to dry

Once the glue is dry or you can’t wait any longer, use the craft knife to trim the excess off. I used it for both the square and round pendants. For the round pendants, I also used some small Fiskers scissors to finish off little bits of paper that were hard to get with the craft knife.

It is great to use double sided paper so the pendants look finished on the back. If you choose a single sided paper you can finish off the back by attaching paper or stamping on the back. I applied ledger paper to the back of the square pendant using a tape runner. I stamped on the back of the circle pendant using distress inks-this can make for a nice personal gift.

Use the small side of the hole punch on the crop-o-dile to make your hole in the paper. Then add your jump rings which are included in the package.

Here is the finished product! They kind of look like vintage wallpaper.

A quick and easy project. These would make great gifts too!

I would love to see what you make!


happydays525 said...

This is awesome Diane! Thank you so much for posting this, I'm actually thinking that it would be fun to make these pendants with my MOPS group for one of our crafts...I think that everyone would love making them either for themselves or for giving as a gift. And, you can't beat that four come in a package!! ;)

diane said...

that is a great idea! MOPS crafts are so fun!

Is so easy to make fun necklace with all of the great papers available.

Kimber-Leigh said...

fabulous! can't wait to try it!

CandaceHNC said...

Thank you for the tutorial, Diane! Our MOPS group is doing this craft and I've started making some sample pendants, but made the mistake of putting adhesive on the pendant too (for the first few...). Quickly found out that was not the way to go! Love these!!

shoe1279 said...

Wow, these are beautiful. I can't wait to try these. With so many amazing papers out there, I can't wait to wear some of them. :o)

Grammykrob said...

Glad everyone is feeling better. Love you blog and ideas...
Thanks, Kathy R

ratqueen said...

Have you tried sealing them on the back, Diane? On the ones that I've stamped the backs of I've found the ink tends to run after the necklace has been worn or exposed to high humidity (ie. outside). Just wondering if you'd had this problem and/or thought of a solution. I did use spray sealant on the backs, but that didn't improve the running-rate. I love them though!

Kathi Kirkland said...

Oh, love the pendants! They would make great gifts. I recently completed one of the 4x6 acrylic albums and really had fun with that.

Paola said...

Diane, thanks for the tutorial and esp. all the photos it makes it all that more tempting to try it myself, thanks for the inspiration.
Hmm I just had a thought, these would make great christmas ornaments or tags..
thanks again.
Paola Prince George B.C. Canada

Leah V said...

ooh! Those look awesome!

Natalie said...

I love this tutorial! Great gift idea! Thanks for posting!

Cindy said...

I love these. Where are you all finding those pendants at?

Found you by way of Creative Blogs, btw, and I love your blog. Very cute.


Anonymous said...

great site! I found you through Kims creative blog too! :)

Also wondering where you get the pendents at???

This would be a great make and take craft for my 12 year old daughters upcoming birthday party!!

Anonymous said...

OHHH - I just found them in your store!

sah-weet!!! :)

AliAnn said...

Fantastic! I love the pendants. Found you at Today's Creative Blog, and I'm so glad I did.

Shannon said...

That is really great! I'm going to have to try that. Where do you get the pendants? Are they at craft stores? (no hobby lobby where I live) Kim at Today's Creative Blog sent me your way. You can check out my blog at to see what I make.

karin (creativechaos) said...

what a great idea!!! Love it!

Annie said...

Great idea! I'll have to make some for Christmas gifts. Or tons to go with different outfits. Yum.

Mymsie said...

What are the pendants made of? Where do you find them?

Teri Anne said...

Hi, I was looking to buy some acrylic pendants to make necklaces using my paintings. but can't find a supplier in Canada. do you know of any?
Thank you
Teri Anne
(Ottawa, Canada)