Hi, you guys! Look what I have been making:
They are a companion piece to those bangles I did a while back, the ones made from dollar store jelly headbands:
If you recall, I snipped away the ends, and only used the centers of the headbands to make the cuffs.
So let's make this pendant from the leftover bits. Start with a leftover jelly end, a headpin, and two little spacer beads. (If you don't have spacers, round beads work, too.)
Wait, wait, hold on, freeze! We interrupt this craft for an important announcement. In case you are not a jewelry-making type, and are about to click away because you don't have beads or jewelry supplies handy, please don't go! Because I have not forgotten you, and there is a charming, easy two-buttons-and-some-string version coming up. So stay!
Okay, first. Find a sharp poky thing, and poke a hole in the jelly end, roughly in the center:
Fold the top over and make a bead-and-headpin sandwich, like so:
Make a teeeeeny loop on the back.
Snip off the extra with a wire snipper.
You can try to bend it downward a little if you want, to keep it low profile, but if the loop is tiny, you really won't notice it's there.
And now you're done! Hang on a chain or neckwire, maybe add a cute dangly thing to the bottom, and hey, presto - that's your finished pendant!
Nifty, huh? That one is the basic look, but variations are easy. Here are couple more ideas...
Another fun variation: double your jellies!
Mm...two kinds of jelly...
I think I'm getting hungry.
Now, as promised, here is the two-buttons-and-some-string method. Take two buttons and...yeah, you're way ahead of me, aren't you?
Actually, I used 3 buttons because I was being fancy and decided to layer 2 in front. All you need to do is make the exact same kind of sandwich, using your buttons and string. Poke the hole as before, then just thread your string through all the layers. Here's the front:
And after you tie it off, the back will look like this.
Finished! And cute! And no fancy tools or findings. So there.Okay, that's today's dollar store do-over. Thanks for visiting today, hope you liked this idea!
I need to start thinking about a turkey.