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How to Make Necklace Pendants: 17 Projects

By: Julia Litz, editor for

A boring outfit can be transformed in mere minutes with a handmade pendant hanging on a necklace. Pendants add a new dimension to an otherwise unexciting piece of jewelry. If you're looking for jewelry to make that can be tailored to any look, consider making a pendant. You can use a variety of techniques such as decoupage or wire work for these projects. You don't have to be an expert crafter to create a necklace, either.

Learn how to make a pendant and skip a trip to a fancy jewelry store. Best of all, you can tell people your piece is homemade when you inevitably receive a barrage of compliments. Once you learn how to make a necklace that stands out from the crowd, you'll never want to buy a generic piece from a store. Find a few pendants to make and add them to a simple chain for an exciting and unexpected look.

How to Make Necklace Pendants: 17 Projects


How to Make a Necklace

Find out how to make a necklace that really makes a statement and you'll never spend money at a jewelry store ever again. Use beads, decoupage and other materials to create a necklace that stands out from the crowd. You don't have to be a master crafter, either - start with a simple project and develop your skills. Once you know how to make a pendant, you'll be ready for more complicated jewelry projects.

  1. Decoupage Pendant Necklace
  2. Beaded Scallop Pendant
  3. Message Pendant
  4. Wax Resist Earthenware Heart Pendant
  5. Skinner Blend Polymer Pendant
  6. Swirly Wire Wrapped Pendants

Jewelry to Make

Color is an important ingredient for any piece of jewelry. Even if the color is black or white, it can make a huge statement and change the look the overall piece. Vintage elements such as blurred or faded images can give a brand new pendant a sense of old-world flair. Show off your piece to friends and see if they can tell that you didn't just steal your homemade pendant from your grandmother's jewelry box. Images such as dragonflies are also fun to depict when learning how to make pendants.

  1. Splash of Color Pendant
  2. Faux Shark Tooth Pendant
  3. Dragonfly Pendant
  4. Vintage Photo Pendant
  5. Wire Heart Pendant
  6. Pearl-Exd Heart Pendant

How to Make a Pendant

Pendants can say a lot about your personality, so be sure to create a necklace you can wear with pride. If you love girly elements, add polka dots or glitter to your piece. If you're a nature-lover, add an acorn or a gingko leaf to your piece. The purpose of crafting is to express yourself and show off your creativity and pendants can be an ideal outlet.

  1. Polka Dot Pendant
  2. Open Back Pendant
  3. Glitter Bread Dough Pendant
  4. Gingko Leaf Pendant
  5. Acorn Pendant
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