Why should you buy an expensive pendant when you can make one yourself? The DIY jewelry game has been stepping up year by year. Luckily, enthusiastic craft bloggers are only eager to share their designs online. You can find inspiration from their works and make them your own.
Create your own luxurious pendants with the right materials. The demand of opulent jewels may be falling, but DIY projects are not going out of style anytime soon.
Here are some of the best DIY pendants that you can use as your inspirations:
- Clay Pendants
Clay is a great material as you can easily mold it into any shape. Take two polymer clays of different colors. Roll the first clay into a shape you want. Then, place the second one over it. You want the two colors to complement each other. Make sure that the clay is just the right thickness. Then, use a toothpick to make holes on the pendant. Once satisfied, bake the clay for 20 minutes.
- Shrinky Dinks Pendants
You might have played with shrinky dinks when you were young. These are flexible sheets which shrink and turn into a hard plate when heated in the oven. Thus, they are easy to manipulate as well. To begin, draw your design on the sheet. Don’t forget to draw loops at the two corners of your design. Then, cut your drawing. On the loops you’ve drawn, punch holes using a puncher. Then, bake the sheets. Finally, you’ll have your pendant!
- Tassel Pendant
Tassels are still on trend, and they are easy to make. All you need is a yarn and metal clip-ons. Cut the yarn into fringy tassels. Then secure the strands with metal clip-ons. A tassel pendant is best hung on a pre-beaded necklace.
- Seashell Pendant
If you are a frequent visitor of the beach, you know that there is an endless supply of seashells. What’s great about them is that they are all unique. If you’re lucky, you can find something in a beautiful shade of pink. To use a seashell as a pendant, you need to create a hole into it. If you don’t want to damage it, ask for professional help. It will be easier to find a seashell which already has a hole in it, though. Use the pendant when you go to the beach.
- Unused Gemstones Pendant
If your mother or grandma has been keeping a gemstone that’s just sitting at the bottom of their jewelry box, you might want to ask it from them. Unused gemstones never go out of style. Their vintage feel makes them perfect for beach parties or the Coachella.
- Beaded Pendant
You know that beads make a wonderful chain. However, do you know that you can also use them in making pendants? Stack beads in a thin wire and hang them on a silver chain. The end product is a casual necklace that you can wear anywhere.
A good accessory does not need to be expensive. If you are creative enough, you can make a luxurious-looking pendant without spending a penny.