Sunday, June 13, 2010

I made my own pendant!

I've been looking around on Etsy a lot these past few weeks. People make such beautiful things! I felt like trying to make something myself, but I had no idea where to start. Then, on my way to the playground with Kira, I found this metal disk:
There are some little tabs on it that I wish I could've sanded down, but I had nothing to do it. Luckily, they are not sharp, so it's all safe.

Although it actually looks dirtier on this picture, I cleaned it really well with this cloth. Can anyone tell me what this cloth is and where I could get more? It came with a piece of jewelry, but it's getting pretty dirty. Anyway... here's the clean disk. It's scratched, but I don't mind that.

Here is a sheet of Fancy Pants rub-ons that I had in my scrapbook stash. I rubbed gently and it worked really well.

Here it is with the transfer done:

I then used my handy dandy Crop-a-Dile to make a whole in the metal disk. I don't use it often, but I sure am glad to have it when I do. It punches through anything!

I added a coat of Glossy Accents to protect the rub-ons. Here it is while it's still wet:

Once it was dry, I added a jump ring:

Add to a beaded chain and voila!

Life is not a race. Take it slower. Hear the music before the song is over.♥


JJ Sobey said...

Pretty cool! I never would have know what it was if you hadn't shown the 'before'.

(BTW - hang around a construction site, and you'll find those everywhere - they come from electrical outlets, and they are discarded when the outlet is installed)

theelfqueen said...

That is really neat! Great step by steps!

Benga said...

just gorgeous! thanks for sharing!

Elise said...

Oh wow! Super cool and that's pretty nifty!!! Thank you for entering into my blog candy and good luck to you!


Diana said...

This is SO cool Claude!

Isabelle said...

it is totally awesome!!!!!

M.O.T.B said...

This is awesome!