Hi guys, I’m sorry this blog’s one day late… I really couldn’t find the time to post it yesterday, with mother’s day and everything.
But today I’m showing how to make this cool DIY Pendant Necklace. I really liked how this one turned out, and it’s soo easy to make.
What you’ll need:
- Thin wood
- A cool image
- Mod Podge (I used Mod Podge Matte)
- An big jewellery ring/ an earring hook
- A string
- A jewelry clasp and a closing piece
Step 1: Cut out a piece of wood of 3 by 5 cm. Round the top two edges and drill a hole in the middle.
Step 2: Trace the wood on your image and cut it out. Make the hole with a (stanley)knife.
Step 3: Next up, cover the wood surface of one side with Mod Podge and stick on the image.
(TIP: Mod Podge is a really handy product, but it can be quite expensive. Luckily, there are a lot of recipes to make your own Mod Podge online.)
Step 4: Cover up the entire image with Mod Podge.
This is to protect the image better against water etc. It will seem white at first, but it will become a clear layer, so don’t worry. If you want, you can also cover up the other sides of the wood for extra protection.
Step 5: Attaching a ring.
Of course, you’ll have to attach the pendant to the string with a ring, but I found that normal jewellery rings won’t fit around the wood. I didn’t have any bigger ones and didn’t really feel like going all the way to the craft shop. So I came up with this hack: use an earring hook! Snip off the top edge and you can easily bend it around the wood.
It works really well and looks pretty too.
Step 6: The last step is to attach the jewellery clasp to the string, pull it through your earring hook and attach the closing piece to the other side of the rope. And you’re done!
I think it looks really cool and you can use any image you want, so there are endless possibilities.
If you liked this tutorial, please like, comment or share. It really means a lot to me.