Create a Round Monogram Pendant Necklace. Beautiful handmade jewelry to give as a gift or keep for yourself. An easy DIY craft tutorial idea.
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Have you ever made your own jewelry? Making jewelry can be so much fun. Especially when you are making it for someone else!
Recently, I attended SNAP! which is a creative blogger's conference. It is an AMAZING conference filled with inspiring classes, meeting other passionate bloggers and lots of fun activities. One of the activities is called Secret Sisters. You are assigned another conference attendee that you get to stalk and buy or make a couple of gifts for them. You find out who gave you the gifts on the last day of the conference.
This Monogram Pendant Necklace is just one of the gifts I made for my Secret Sister.
Supplies Used: Some links may be too similar items when exact items couldn't be found online.
- Round Gold Pendant Tray
- Round Glass Tile
- Gold Monogram Charm
- Gold Necklace Chain
- Glossy Accents
- Pattern Paper
- Double Sided Tape
- Sharpie Marker optional
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How to Make a Monogram Pendant Necklace
Begin by finding the pattern paper that you want to glue behind the glass tile. It really does need to be only a scrap because you need about 2 square inches of paper.
With the Glossy Accents, squeeze a good blob of glue onto that flat side of the round glass tile.
Push the tile down onto a scrap of paper. There will be extra glue that pushes out around the glass tile and that is ok. Wipe what you can, away with a QTip.
Let dry. The glue doesn't have to be completely dry to move on but should be dry enough where it won't slide around the scrap of paper.
With a pair of scissors cut around the glass tile.
Apply double-sided tape to the back of the tile and trim if needed.
Drop the tile into the pendant paying attention to where the top of the pendant is what direction you want the text or pattern on the paper facing.
To add a little bit more to the pendant add a monogram charm for personalization.
The charm I used had a clear rhinestone, but my secret sister loves pink, so I took a sharpie marker and colored the rhinestone pink.
Using two pairs of jewelry pliers open a jump ring and attach the charm to the necklace.
TIP: When opening and closing jump rings, open by twisting the wrist not pulling straight apart. Close using the same motion. Your jump ring will stay round using this method.
Slide the pendant onto a necklace, and the necklace is finished!
I used some stamps and ink that I already had to dress up the necklace packaging.
And it is ready to gift! I hope she likes it!
What handmade gifts have you made for friends?
Our Jewelry Making Essentials List:
- Jewelry Pliers are a necessity and a different plier is needed for different tasks.
- Good quality Jump Rings are a necessity in many different sizes and metals.
- A Non-slip Bead Mat keeps all of your beads, findings, and tools in front of you without rolling away!
- The more you DIY Jewelry the more little beads and things you will accumulate. Keep them organized with Plastic Organizer Containers.