Want to see a fun way to make eight custom pendants from one bracelet? Sure you do! I'm talking about those two-hole-tile stretch bracelets, I hope you know the kind I mean. Like this one:
If you are fearless and bold and own a pair of scissors, you can take these bracelets apart, and turn each tile into a terrific focal piece.
I'm sure you've seen these two-hole Mah Jongg tiles around, either made up into finished bracelets, or sold as a kit in craft stores:
You'll need a Mah Jongg tile bead, some skinny chain and a few jump rings. Thread a bit of chain through the bottom hole, then link the ends with a jump ring.
Before closing the jump ring, add some random chain lengths to form a tassel; I fancied mine up with some charms, but that's optional.
Now take a long piece of chain, and thread it through that same bottom hole...
Then criss-cross it up and through the top hole so the two ends come out either side.
Do the same tassel-and-criss-cross thing with cord, ribbon or fiber for a different look:
Here's another technique. This didn't start as a finished bracelet, these little bone rectangles came plain. I hand-painted a bunch of them to make the bracelet:
Then I painted two more tiles for a matching pendant. Instead of chain - the holes were way too small for that - I threaded them on craft wire with some beads. Like this:
I made two wrapped loops at the top, and here's how it came out:
And this is a simpler version of the same idea. Also using wire, but without the beads:
Eight necklaces from one bracelet? Hey, that's stocking stuffers for half your gift list right there.