Monday, January 13, 2014

Custom Pendant Necklaces


Please Note: I have had numerous emails asking for the temple picture that I used for these necklaces.  If you are looking for it you can find it here.  Thanks!

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Each year I like to give the girls in  my Activity Days group at church (8-11 year old girls) a little gift for Christmas.  This year I decided to make them these temple pendant necklaces after finding the idea on Sugardoodle.



I bought the supplies from SSC Supplies on Etsy.  The chains, pendants, and stones come in bulk packages and each necklace ended up costing about one dollar total.


I used the clear stone to trace around the images I wanted and then cut them out.  I added a thin layer of mod podge to the back of the picture and then placed it in the pendant.  I then added a thin layer of mod podge to the back of the stone and placed it on top of the picture (already placed inside the pendant) pressing hard to remove any bubbles.  
Note:  I originally tried this process using clear gel tacky glue and it made the ink on my image bleed.  The mod podge method worked perfectly.


I let them dry for 24 hours and then added the chains.  I think they turned out lovely.


I made a few more using scrapbook paper too.  There are so many possibilities with these necklaces!  I think they would make a fun project for young girls or youth groups to make as well since the process is simple enough (and the price is right!).


Once completed I packaged the necklaces into some jewelry boxes (three for $1 at Dollar Tree).


 . . . And dressed up the boxes with a little washi tape.  No need to wrap!  I think they turned out cute.




11 comments:

  1. I would suggest using E6000 glue next time. I use modge pod over the image to seal the ink, and then use E6000 glue.

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  2. VERY cute! Simple and inexpensive. Great idea! Thanks for sharing via Family Fun Friday.

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  3. I would like to use just the one image also. The file has a lot of different pictures...how did you print just the one?

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    1. I cropped the image in photoshop and then pasted it multiple times on to a document to print out.

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  4. I cannot get the link for the image to work, any ideas on how to get the image? Thanks!!

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  5. Thank you for sharing this! We're giving them to our girls when they achieve their Faith In God award. They deserve something so sweet after all that hard work. One question, what kind of paper (photo paper or plain) did you use?

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    1. Cara, what a lovely idea!
      I use cardstock to print the pictures on.

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  6. I'm having a hard time getting the link with the image to work. Is there any way you'd be able to email it to me?

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