Craft Cottage - Easy DIY Pendant Necklaces

Skill Level:

Beginner

Crafting Time:

Less than 1 hour

Technique(s):

Jewelry Making

Material(s):

Paper

Category:

Jewelry & Accessories

Tag(s):

Nifty & Thrifty
Sparkly

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Easy DIY Pendant Necklaces

These pendants are so simple to make—just round up some of your favorite supplies: paper, glitter, beads, sequins, or whatever you like! You can also keep it really easy by making several pendants with glitter paper. These necklaces are cute without being too gaudy, making them perfectly suitable for handmade gifts.

Supplies & Tools:

  • Pendants & chains
  • Dimensional Magic glue
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Pin
  • Embellishments: decorative paper, beads, rhinestones, etc.

Directions:

  1. Using the template from the pendant package as a guide, cut out desired paper.
  2. Apply a layer of glue on the base of the pendant.
  3. Lay the paper in the pendant, and press down gently.
  4. Apply another layer of glue.
  5. Optional: add beads or rhinestones and then add more glue to coat the beads.
  6. Use a pin to pop any bubbles.
  7. Allow to dry, per the glue’s instructions, about 24 hours. We set our pendants on a piece of cardboard, so that the pendant would dry flat. Notice the pendant hanger is hanging off the side of the cardboard.
  8. Now your pendant is done. Simply add and chain and it is ready to wear!

Ideas from the elves:

  • Add clear beads to look like ice.
  • Add white beads to look like snow