Pendant Projects

Making pendants and focal pieces.

Wire Tree of Life (Tutorial)

by Rena Klingenberg. The wire tree of life is a popular motif in jewelry. One of the addictive things about creating these is that there are so many ways to arrange and decorate your tree’s roots, trunk, and branches. But beware – these trees have a mind of their own, and they may grow their […]

Bead and Wire Dragonfly (Tutorial)

by Rena Klingenberg. This bead and wire dragonfly tutorial can be used in infinite ways. You can make them into earrings: Or a necklace, with the dragonfly’s wing and tail attached to a chain: This bead and wire dragonfly is made from a single piece of wire, with a sturdy construction. You might also use […]

Pendant Ideas Using a Wine Bottle Cork?

by Carol. (Chicago) I just returned from a Mexico adventure. I collected a bunch of wine corks that I intend to make into necklace pendants. Anyone have suggestions? Carol

Air Dry Clay Bird Pendant

by Jennie McIntyre. (Rochester UK) This was made from air dry clay. I then used acrylic paints and finally sealed for durability. I decided to pair with the lovely red agate pebbles I had brought some time earlier and finished with bronze tone findings for a rustic appearance. I used a magnetic clasp. The lightness […]

Temple Labradorite Pendant

by Barbara B. Jacquin. (Uzes in the south of France) Always on the lookout for ideas for unique settings, I was inspired by a travel catalogue photo of a temple in Thailand. It was a little tricky to saw out the detail but in the end I was pleased with the result. My labradorite seems […]

Fun with Layering Pendants (Tutorial)

by Rena Klingenberg. Layering pendants is a fun and easy way to design jewelry. You can layer pendants from your stash, or from your personal jewelry wardrobe. This is a great activity to do on days when your creative muse has deserted you. Simply set out a handful of pendants and some jump rings – […]

Memory Wire Pendant and Earrings (Tutorial)

by Rena Klingenberg. This circle pendant and hoop earring set is made with Memory Wire – a hardened wire that comes in coils, similar to a “Slinky” toy. The pendant is made with bracelet-size Memory Wire, while the earrings use the ring-size wire. A focal bead, a few accent beads, and a handful of seed […]

Wire Line Art Pendant (Tutorial)

by Rena Klingenberg. Here’s a different kind of wire pendant that’s fun to create. It involves making wire shapes and arranging them into a pleasing design or picture in a jewelry photo frame. Most wire pendants use the wire as a three-dimensional structure or sculpture. But in this project we’ll use the wire as lines […]

Domino Pendants

by Susan Anderson. (Home Studio) I have been wanting to play around with making some pendants using dominos. Here are some of the examples I have completed. The pictures are not as clear as I would like them but you can get the idea. I used both plastic and wooden dominos. First I drilled a […]

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