Saturday, March 12, 2011

A vintage pendulum necklace, clear and simple.

Hi, my dearies!  A new tutorial for you!  Behold some clear glass cabinet handles, circa 1928:


I decided to highlight them with a super simple treatment, so I made this...


Swelegant, eh?  Ready to make one?  Let's do it!


Start with a little bell (or any small charm, really), some craft wire, and two beads that will fit snugly against your glass handle.


Make a wrapped loop on one end of the wire, catching the charm inside the loop.  (For a wrapped loop tutorial, go here.)


Then add the glass handle, sandwiched between the two little beads, and make another wrapped loop at the top.  Like so:



All done!


Add a long chain and rock your vintage glass pendulum necklace.


Signing off for today, thanks so much for coming!  (Can you tell I'm in a hurry?  Life is so busy right now.)  See you next time!

34 comments:

  1. Very swelegant... I love your photographic presentation too. You must have hit a great estate sale.

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  2. This swelegant pendant has got to be my all time favourite! Fantastic Michelle.

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  3. Me likey!! Me need to Makey!!

    THX ~ NIkki

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  4. Gorgeous, gorgeous, glassy and classy. Swelegant is the perfect descriptor!

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  5. This is the most swelegant thingie I've seen in a long time. I'm going to go through my glass knob stash and get busy. I'm loving this!

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  6. This is lovely...I actually have a glass knob that I just thread on a ball chain and wear layered with other necklaces. I always get tons of comments...imagine if I made one of these lovelies...even better :) Thanks! Laurel

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  7. Michelle - you're a genius! I've seen beautiful glass knobs before but never thought to use one as a pendant.

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  8. What a wonderful idea! I'm your new follower! Check me out at www.lifesgristle.blogspot.com.

    :)
    Marcy

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  9. Very pretty indeed! I think I have one of those knobs around here someplace. Gonna have to give this a try. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  10. Michelle, you've outdone yourself! THis pendant is gorgeous. It's funny how often I check your blog and then ask myself "Why didn't I think of that?" Luckily, Michelle thinks of it! Thanks from Kate in Portland

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  11. How nice it is..wao,love it really...gorgeous creations..MICH you are really AWESOME..

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  12. a contemporary use from a cow bell or salangai :)

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  13. I have just discovered your blog - WOW - you are one creative gal! Thanks for sharing & Keep up the good work!

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  14. OMG! this project is incredible. I just installed these beautiful knobs on my daughter's dresser. looks very chic but using as a necklace like you did looks even chic-er.. ;)
    i love it. and will create this in another color.
    very cool.

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  15. Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog! This is such a cool idea! Love it

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  16. Nifty keen! I might have one of those layin around already. Hmmmm...

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  17. Gorgeous! Wearing housewares-- I like it. :o)

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  18. that is beautiful! You always make such fantastic, unique pieces! Thanks for linking up!

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  19. Just gorgeous! as always!!
    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!

    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  20. Hi!

    Wanted you to know I posted a link to this tutorial today on my blog.

    Nancy Ward
    PaperFriendly
    http://www.nancywardcrafts.com

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  21. Beautiful! I love that idea.
    www.itsybitsypaperblog.com

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  22. I hope you dont mind me linking back to your tutorial since I made one :)http://glowacademy10.blogspot.com/2011/05/vintage-pendulum-necklace.html

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  23. What a great idea! I love it. Thanks for sharing.

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  24. OMG LOVE this!!! Must make this : ) Thanks for sharing.

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  25. Way Cool!!! Thanks for Sharing!!

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  26. This is beautiful! I will have to give it a try if I can find some of these gorgeous knobs. Thanks for this great project!

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  27. Well now here's something funny.....after months of not turning on my computer, I finally felt like doing a project...a jewelry project. Found a beautiful necklace on pinterest. Clicked the link and look where it took me! LOL! This is gorgeous my friend! Now where did I put that old glass cabinet knob I've been saving for years????

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