Thursday, January 26, 2012

Be Mine Bonanza: Day 5-Pendant Glass Valentine Necklaces

Hello everyone. I am Sarah from All Roads Lead Home. So honored and excited to be back for the 2nd annual Be Mine Bonanza! Thank you Kindra, this is such a fun event! My daughter Emily and I teamed up on this year’s Valentine craft. There is nothing better than creating with the ones you love. We had a great time and we would love to show you how to make these pendant glass necklaces for yourself or to give as gifts to your family and friends.

I will say that most of these supplies we already had around the house which is a great money saver, anyone that is a crafter is sure to have some of these items on hand too.
Here is what you will need:
Scrapbook paper. We had these from previous years. But I did price them and they are really an inexpensive item to purchase in individual sheets.







Aleen’s Paper Glaze. Super Glue. Ribbon or the ball chain on the spool which comes with clasps. An Xacto knife. Glass pendants in whatever shapes you choose. And the silver bails which will attach to your pendant for hanging.







Close up of the glass pendants and bails:

You will also need some jump rings if you choose to add charms like we did. Some of the charms we used didn’t even need a jump ring. Also pictured are the little clasps for the ball chain.









Totally optional fun embellishments are: Stamps, stickers and charms.

Here is the wonderful website where we found the supplies that we didn’t have on hand. The items we ordered were very reasonably priced. We didn’t need to order much, but they sure do have plenty of great options! Sun And Moon Craft Kits, check them out! Let’s get started!

Step 1: With your Xacto knife carefully cut around the image or design of your choice.

Step 2: You may need to tidy up the edges until you get a nice clean cut that fits under your pendant perfectly.

Step 3: On the backside of your pendant squeeze just a couple tiny drops of the Aleen’s paper glaze, spread out just a bit & place your scrapbook square design side down. Wipe off any excess.
Step 4: When turned over, there should be no paper showing over the edges on the right side of your pendant.


Step 5: On the back side place a few more small drops of the Aleen’s paper glaze.

Spread all the way out to the edges, don’t use too much, just enough to coat the back evenly. Smooth out any bubbles. Allow this to dry overnight.
Step 6: When it is completely dry place a small dot of super glue on your silver bail. Not much is needed here either. Just enough to secure it well.
Step 7: Attach in the center of your pendant. Again, letting this dry overnight. Super glue dries relatively fast, but overnight is best. And that is it! If you don’t choose to purchase the ball chain with the clasps, use ribbon. Such an inexpensive way to make a necklace and adds so much color too! Place it through the loop on the bail and tie it…so cute! Here are some of our finished products:

The letter E was done with an ink stamp, as well as the red pendant with the key and the heart. The letter S was done with a transparent sticker over scrapbook paper. I think the charms add just the perfect finishing touch. We had these on hand in our jewelry making stash. But they are available at Michaels Arts and Crafts store for $.89 - $1.99.
My daughter and I had a blast making these! She has already given some of them away as gifts. We hope you will try this project. You can personalize them in so many ways. We had plenty of ideas swirling around in our heads, there just wasn’t time to do them all. We wanted to make fingerprint hearts with our ink stampers, we also wanted to print out some black and white photos to use too. That will be the next time around. We WILL be making more! The possibilities are endless! Thanks so much Kindra for asking me to guest post today! There have been some fantastic posts already, I will keep tuning in for even more inspiration! Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!

Until next time, take care. ~Sarah~


Thank you so much for sharing your tutorial with us, Sarah! And I'm so glad your daughter was involved to help create these FAB necklaces! I have always wanted to try this craft out, so I need to get some supplies and make my own jewelry line. :) You can find Sarah over at All Roads Lead Home. She is a gal of many talents. She is super creative and is awesome at makeovers and decor displays. Go on over and tell her hi!


Be Mine Bonanza Linky Party
I also want to feature you as well. Instead of my Terrific Under Ten Tuesday this week, I will have a Be Mine Bonanza linky party open up all week.
Link up your Valentine projects.
You can link up as many posts as you like.
Please leave a link back to At Home With K in your post or on your blog.
The Linky party will be up until January 28th.
Thanks!

6 comments:

  1. Oh these are so cute, I adore pendants like this. I love the different chains and ribbons you used to hang them on, so cute!
    xo

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  2. These are gorgeous - going to have to try them! Loving your blog Kindra - I have awarded you...
    http://northshoredays.blogspot.com/2012/01/sweet-bloggy-friends-liebster-award.html
    Take care
    Nat xxx

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  3. This is so much cheaper than buying them at craft fairs! I'm going to try this. Thanks!

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  4. Sarah, these are adorable! I love them! Have you thought about making any to sell?

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  5. Sarah you and Emily did such a great job on these!!! You are so creative. I hope you decide to sell some of these I would LOVE to have one.

    Blessings,
    Dana

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  6. I love these! I can't wait to make some!

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