Paperclip Pendants Tutorial!
Remember these earrings we refashioned using a paperclip?
It occurred to me the other day that the same technique could be used to make a pendant necklace as well! I had these inexpensive white decorative shells that I tried drilling a hole in once to make a pendant, but I couldn't drill through with the bits I had so I gave up on it. Hello! Why didn't I think of glueing a jump ring (or paperclip) to the back?
You don't have to use a paperclip. A jump ring is a lot easier, of course. But the idea is that you don't always have to buy a bunch of new supplies to make something pretty!
There are tons of things lying about the house that probably need to be a necklace.
(You may have to stitch these to the ring.)
I love the shell attached to a pearl necklace.
But of course, I'm a gold tone girl. :O)
If you'd like to make one, here are the instructions:
- Grab a paperclip and a shell or other trinket to make into a pendant.
- Cut the end off the paperclip with wire cutters and twist into a spiral shape, leaving a loop at the top.
- Use a strong hold glue (not hot glue) to attach to the back of your shell.
- Cut another 3/4" (ish) section off the remaining paperclip and bend into a loop.
- Open the loop by twisting to the side and connect the shell's loop to a chain.
Hope you have fun! My favorite part was hunting for treasures to turn into a necklace. I love the giraffe. I think I'll turn it into a necklace for Paige. She's all about giraffes lately.
Have a good day now!
P.S. Mother's Day.
You know what I'm sayin'.