It’s time for me to make Pendants for my Young Women with the 2016 Theme! My Pendants for 2015 were so popular, I had to do it again this year. Plus it is really easy to do!
To make your own, you’ll need to find a pendant design that you like. Search Etsy and Pinterest. I searched and decided I liked these ones from Greenjellosalad on Etsy. For $3.50, I figure that is a bargain not to have to make my own! Plus lots of different designs to choose from.
Print the circles out on Matte Photo Paper. Use Matte and not glossy paper (any brand will do). Trust me, from experience, glossy paper, when mixed with the glue, tends to have the colors run. It just makes a sad mess. I haven’t had any issues using Matte Photo Paper. YMMV with glossy, but if it were me, I’d use matte paper!
You will need a 1″ circle paper punch or a Silhouette machine to cut out the circles. I used my silhouette. You could use scissors if you want… but you’d have to have much more patience than I have!
Once they are cut/punched out, you will need to put the circles into your pendant trays. There are MANY different places to purchase the 1″ pendant trays and glass. Many places on Etsy, or Amazon – Here and here. You will also need the glass for the tops – also available on Etsy or Amazon – here. There are kits available here and here as well!
Once the photo is in place inside the pendant tray, use E6000 glue to attach the glass to the pendant (glue down the photo as well!). VERY little glue is needed. Simply wipe off any excess glue. Watch for any bubbles to form. I only had this problem on one or 2 pendants.
That’s it! Let it dry and you’re set!
I also ordered these arrow charms to add to the chains, but they haven’t arrived yet. I will add new pictures with the charms on the necklace when they arrive! They are REALLY cheap and I think will add a fun addition to the necklaces! There are also a few other places on Amazon to pick up the arrow charms – here, here, here and here. My guess is that the holes in the charms will not be big enough to slide onto the chains, so you might pick up some jump rings (or here) as well (I’ll let you know when the pendants arrive!) There are other styles of Arrow Pendants as well – so many choices!
Update: The charms arrived – only took about 2 weeks! I think they make a GREAT addition to the pendant, especially considering how cheap they were! I’ve added pictures with the charm, so you can see how it looks. Yes, you will need jump rings to add them to the necklaces, because the holes are pretty tiny.
Update #2: I bought new circles to match the ones I made last year. They are more expensive at $5.50 at TempleSquares on Etsy.