DIY Stone Pendant Necklace

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Hello everybody!

Today I’m showing you how to make a stone pendant. It’s so easy and I like the rough look it has. The best thing though is that I made it from a stone I just found in the woods! I thought it looked really cool and decided to make a necklace out of it.

 

What you’ll need:

  • Some sort of flat stone
  • String
  • Clasp
  • File
  • Drill
  • Mod Podge (optional)

 

Step 1: Draw the shape you want

 

This was the original stone I found:

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You can decide to keep the natural shape if you want, but I decided to go for a geometrical shape and drew it on the back with a pencil.

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Step 2: Filing

Use a rough file to file the stone to the right shape. I used an iron file, but others will probably work as well. My stone was quite soft (for a stone) so the filing went pretty easy.

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Step 3: Drilling

Dril a hole in the middle of the stone. A good idea might be to start with a small hole and making it bigger gradually. My hole is 6 mm wide.

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Step 4: Glazing

This step is optional but I used a layer of Mod Podge to give it a glossy look. You could also add a layer of clear nail polish for the same effect.

 

Step 5: Adding a string

Add a string to the pendant. I decided to make a knot to keep it from sliding too much. Add the clasp and you’re done!

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And that’s it! I think it looks pretty cool. What do you think? Let me know in the comments!

 

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. If you did, please like, comment and/or share. I would really appreciate that. And follow me for more DIYs and creative content!

xxx, Yara

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DIY Pendant Necklace

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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

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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.

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Step 2: Trace the wood on your image and cut it out. Make the hole with a (stanley)knife.

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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.)

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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.

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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.

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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!

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I think it looks really cool and you can use any image you want, so there are endless possibilities.

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If you liked this tutorial, please like, comment or share. It really means a lot to me.

Thanks!

xxx,

Yara

Diy cork necklace

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Hi guys,

in this tutorial I will show you how to make an easy necklace with cork and a stamp. It is a great DIY because you can make it very personal by stamping whatever you like on it. You could also make best friend necklaces by making two that match.

This is what you’ll need:

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  • A stamping pad
  • A cork
  • A pretty stamp (it doesn’t have to be the same size as the cork)
  • A chain
  • A pin
  • A pretty charm, this is optional but will make the necklace much prettier

Step one is to take the cork and cut off a slice. You can do this with a fretsaw but a knife will work just fine too. The slice should be about a little less than a centimeter thick.

The next step is to just take the stamp, press it in the inkt firmly and then press it on the cork. Make sure to not move the stamp as soon as you’ve touched the cork, or it’ll become a mess.

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Let the inkt dry for about 10 minutes before you go on to the next step. I also added a thin layer of clear nail polish on the cork to protect the ink.

With the pin, punch a hole into the cork from behind and bend it around the cork.

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Bend it again and wrap it around the top of the pin. fullsizerender-24

I decided to add a pretty charm by sliding it on a ring and around the pin.

And your necklace is finished!

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