Sunday, July 15, 2012

Ooooooh, Sparkly.

Here is a tutorial for a quick, easy and pretty pendant.

I have been on a look out for a pretty pendant on a long necklace
for some time.

I while looking for the supplies for my wire cabochon TUTORIAL,
I came across this pretty filigree circle.
A light bulb went off.

Turns out I had everything on hand to make my own necklace.
Isn't sad when you don't realize or remember all the craft supplies you have?

20 inch silver chain
3 silver jump rings
faux pearls
bead spacer
twist clasp

Add to that some heavy duty glue (I used E600),
and a needle nose and round nose plier
and I was in business.

Glue your bead spacer to the middle of your filigree circle.
Then glue your faux pearl in the middle.

Once it dries, add one jump ring.
Use both pliers to open and then close the jump ring.
Below is a picture before I closed it.
Set it aside.

Then take our chain, clasp and 2 other jump rings.
you will be attaching a jump ring to the chain and also the clasp.
Just twist open the jump ring and thread both through.

Before you repeat on the other side, be sure to slip the pendant onto the chain.

And you are done! 
Told you it would be quick and easy.
the whole project took about 5 minutes minutes, minus the dry time wait.

It looks really cute with both dresses and pants and I love it.
I couldn't get the best picture of how sparkly it is.
I even received several comments on my nice new bling.
Yeah, that's how I roll. 


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  1. Your pendant is beautiful! Thanks for the tutorial!!!

  2. That's so pretty! Great job.

  3. I would luv for you to share this pretty pendant tut with our readers at

    Thanks a lot,

  4. So pretty. Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party.


  5. This looks amazing! Thanks for sharing! I'm a new follower, would love if you followed back

  6. Hi there! I'm visiting from All Star Block Party. This is so lovely!! Thanks for the tutorial!! I'll have to try it out! I LOVE sparkly! :) I am now a new follower and would be honored if you would visit and follow me back at Thanks!

  7. Beautiful!


  8. Melyssa,
    This is a beautiful pendant. I have a Blog Hop, and I would love it if you would link this post. You can find it at
    It is called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop.
    I hope to see you there. Have a great Day.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above

  9. This is really smart! I've always wondered what to do with filigrees! I want to try this now!

  10. Just beautiful! Thank for sharing! Hopped over from Crafty Sasse Wednesday and I'm happy to be your newest follower. Would love to have you stop by for a visit and follow me back. Have a great night. Judy :)

    1. Thanks for visiting! I am following you back via GFC. Love your chalk board screen. :)

  11. I love it! Thanks for the great tutorial. I'm your newest follower from Creative Princess Party. :)

  12. That is pretty neat! Will have to try this.
    Block Party

  13. Hi, I'm Shar!
    Your newest follower from the blog hop!
    Come visit me over at"

    Pearl(s) + Sparkles = Pretty! :) Thanks for the tutorial!

    xoxo ♥ -Shar

  14. Love this necklace! So pretty! I've nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award come on over & see what it's about! Have a great week! :)


  15. This is so so pretty! Wonderful job! Now following :)

  16. How very clever you are! I thought you had bought the pendant but you made everything:) Outstanding! Such a beautiful end result. Thank you for sharing at Freedom Fridays.

  17. Looks so easy to make and lovely sparkly!
    Thank you for linking it up at
    Hope to see you again later today with something else fabulous!!


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