2 years ago
Linda Nguyen
Mercury Staff

This Pin Possible project is quite possibly the easiest project I’ve done, but throughout the last couple weeks, it’s definitely gotten the most use. These pendants have become a staple in my jewelry rotation, and it gives me a chance to express my more literary side. Still, I couldn’t resist adding a little bit of my scientific side with a neuroscience necklace.

The hardest part of this project is probably acquiring the materials for it. You can find the pendant trays and glass cabochons at your local craft store (Hobby Lobby or Michael’s) or you could go the route I did and order in bulk online off of Etsy or Ebay. I bought a set of 10 pendants and glass cabochons along with 10 chains for $11.50 including shipping. Glass cabochons are essentially pieces of glass that fit into the pendant tray.


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WHAT YOU’LL NEED

– one 25 millimeter round pendant with matching glass cabochons.

– one chain of the same color

– a picture, dictionary page or whatever else you want to put into the necklace

– Super Glue

– Mod podge, a glue substance found in most craft stores, Wal-Mart or Target

– brush for the glue

– X-acto knife

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INSTRUCTIONS

1. Find whatever picture, piece of a map, a dictionary word you want to include in the pendant.

2. Put a small bit of mod podge on the back of the glass cabochon and place it over the image you want on your necklace.

3. Let it dry for about 10 minutes.

4. Using the x-acto knife, cut off the excess paper around the cabochon.

5. Using a small bit of super glue, attach the back of the image to the pendant tray.

6. Let it dry overnight.

And that’s it. A very simple, but potentially very cute piece of jewelry that only cost me about $1. The only thing I would caution is the possibility of using too much glue, which could cause the paper or image to bleed through, but other than that, it’s a really easy way to create some custom jewelry.