Oh, look, you guys! I found the prettiest, teensiest, vintage copper molds!
They were absolutely meant to be pendants, don't you agree? And the DIY is as simple as pie. (Not the kind you make from scratch. The kind you snatch outta the freezer, pop in the oven and eat standing around the kitchen counter, with one fork per person and no plates or even napkins. That kind of simple pie.)
Just use pliers to lift the little tab holding the ring. Be gentle so as not to dent the copper.
Remove the ring. In its place, insert a cord, or a chain, or even (as shown here) a skinny strung necklace strand. Then gently squish the tab back into place.
Bing, you're done! I love my cute copper pendant on its long, long strand of copper-colored crystals.
Instead of adding a clasp, I finished the strand by tying a knot; the two tails are meant to dangle down the back of the wearer's neck. This design looks so pretty on a plain, no-collar neckline, like a basic black tee. My friend Judy suggested wearing it with a backless dress - I can totally see that, too.
Here's a different version - this time, keeping the original ring that came with the mold. Some coppery-pink pearls and little spears of picture jasper compliment the pendant's tone.
Sure hope you enjoyed this quickie repurpose! I think one of these would make a cool gift for someone who loves to cook. Now I am on the hunt for some more tiny molds. Where are you, cuties? Come to me, please!