Hi, guys! Today, a nifty upcycled jewelry tutorial for using cute found objects to spice up a basic pendant. Like so:
Like them? Ready to see how simple? Okay, here goes!
First, find objects. I found these objects at the dollar store:
And these in a fabric shop:
Match an object with a pendant. That's the fun part! Play and experiment.
Your other needs: a headpin, a small bead and a jump ring.
Make two holes in your found object. One at the top, one vaguely in the center. Depending on the material, try a pushpin, hammer & nail, a hot needle (for melting holes in hard plastic) or a drill.
Once you have two holes, stack everything on the headpin, using the found object's center hole. Then fold the headpin flat against the back of the pendant and trim it short.
Turn a teeny loop in back to hold everything together. Then add a jump ring to the top...
Some variations I love: try doubling your found objects for double the cute! And my absolute favorite - if you make a hole off to one side of a leaf, it hangs in a cool, natural-looking sideways orientation.
And how about earrings? Lookee these, which I have restyled from a pair of very clunky 1970's clip-ons:
Okay, peeps, that there is the basic idea. Your results will depend on serendipity. Go out into the world, find some objects and give it a try!