Sometimes when words fail to speak, an exquisite piece of jewelry says it all! A hunt for a unique pendant can often end up in disappointment. Shopping for one at the local mall or designer jewelry shop can burn a big hole in your pocket. What’s more sad to know is the fact that, you can find two or more people wearing similar stuff. Now that does not make you feel special, does it? If you want to get a unique yet not so expensive pendant, you should try making one yourself. It is summer and you can very well spend some time in doing some craftwork at home. If you are bored of the usual cheesy baubles that you get haggling with a street vendor, you can try making them at home. If you are ready to spare some quality time, and if your creativity is ready to do some magic, you are sure to get some hints here.
Making Your Own Pendant
It is not a Herculean task to make a pendant of your own. Given here are some tips to help you get going.
Before you plan on making a pendant of your own, decide on its size and length. While some prefer wearing their pendants just below the neck, some others do not mind it if it is a bit longer. Find the one that best suits you by looking in the mirror.
Decide On The Look
Since you are making a pendant of your choice, you will have to look for the perfect image of the pendant that matches you. You can choose from a range of motifs; flowers and skull designs being a few examples. Always remember that as the image of your pendant becomes more stylish, greater are the chances of it getting bigger. If you want to keep the pendant simple, go for simpler designs.
Searching For The Right Materials
The choice is yours. If you want to go for a crystal pendant there are a number of options available. You can also look for threaded or beaded pendants. Do not restrict yourself and feel free to experiment. Learn to make your own pendant here.
A Polymer Pendant
Things You Need
- Polymer clay
- Any stamp of your choice
- Paper towel
- Mix any color of your preference with the clay giving it a shade of your choice.
- Take a ball of colored acrylic clay.
- Roll it out with any cylindrical object into an even consistency (about 1/8 inch thick).
- Press the stamp into the clay.
- Cut away the excess clay and cut out the size of the pendant.
- Make a hole on the top of the clay.
- Bake the clay as per the instructions given for preparation of the polymer clay.
- Let it cool for some time.
- Put some craft paint (any color) on an aluminum foil.
- Dab it onto the pendant lavishly.
- Wipe off the extra paint.
- Let it dry completely.