Friday, 16 November 2012

Winter Girl Cabochon Necklace

(This post is part of my Frosty Festivities Blog Event)

I love wearing jewellery that fits with occasions or seasons. I have a trinket box full of earrings, pendants, and rings, that feature snowflakes, angels, and other wintry icons, which come out around the middle of November to see me through the grey days!

I've made myself another pendant to add to this box. It would be equally good as a gift, but I'm going to keep this one for myself:

Sorry about the shine on it - but it's a very shiny glass cabochon!

To make a cabochon pendant of your own you will need:
  • A Round Clear Glass Cabochon and Frame Setting (I used a silver plated setting)
  • A length of Chain, a Clasp, and Two Jump Rings (one pictured)
  • Some Patterned Paper (I used a piece of My Mind's Eye 'All is Bright' 6x6 Paper)
  • Glossy Accents, a Pencil, wire cutters, round-nose pliers, and Super Glue (not pictured)


Step 1: Draw around the cabochon onto your paper, to outline the pattern you want to have in the pendant:


Step 2: Cut the circle out, just inside the pencil line, and make sure it fits inside the setting:


Step 3: Put a blob of super glue into the middle of the setting, then press the paper circle onto it, smoothing it out. If any glue seeps out then wipe it away, with a slightly damp sponge or piece of kitchen paper:


Step 4: Put a blob of Glossy Accents onto the flat side of the cabochon. If you get any bubbles then pop them with a pin. Press the cabochon onto the patterned paper, again wiping away any excess that seeps out. Don't squeeze it all out or there won't be any left to adhere it to the paper! Then leave it to dry:




Step 5: Cut a length of chain to however long you want it. Attach a jump ring to each end, and then a clasp to one of the jump rings. Thread it through your pendant.

Your pendant is ready to wear to cheer you up this winter, or gift to someone else and make their day!

Be Inspired:

  • Make a winter pendant for yourself or for a gift
  • Cut out a circle of pattern from patterned paper to use on a project
  • Add something clear and shiny to your next project!
Don't forget that a comment on this post, or on any of my posts from this weekend, will count as an entry into the Grand Giveaway {NOW CLOSED} but only if you've registered your interest in winning that here!

Do you have jewellery that you only wear in the winter?

See you in an hour! x

34 comments:

furrypig said...

ooh that is soooo lovely and a great idea for using such beautiful patterned paper

Kirsty.a said...

This is beautiful. I might have a go - i've got all the necessary stuff

scrappyjacky said...

This is absolutely gorgeous....you've definately inspired me.

Lesley G said...

OMG this is soooo spooky, I've been asking people all week what those things are called so I can buy some. Cabochons - thank you. This was not to make jewellery but I may buy a couple more now...

K said...

She is lovely, I'm making a batch of Seasonal earrings & been meaning to make some mini ones using this technique so I shall have to definitely give it a go :)

Lisa-Jane said...

That looks wonderful! I don't have any festive wear apart from my santa earmuffs but I think I need to get some. Where do you get your chain from by the way? Thanks.

Jackie said...

Beautiful!! Super idea!!!

humel said...

That's so lovely! :) I have a special brooch that I wear at Christmas time; it looks like a Christmas tree but when you look more closely the 'trunk' of the tree is actually a cross - helps me focus on the true meaning of Christmas :)

Sarah said...

I've never tried jewellery making apart from making friendship bands wit Hannah! lol! This is so pretty though, I'm so tempted to add it to my "to do" list!! x

Scrapdolly said...

That is so beautiful

I don't have winter jewellery but I have Christmas jewellery

I mean .... isn't it key to wear flashing reindeer earings at Christmas

Lizzie said...

That's so nice! I might show it to the Boy so he could make some for his cousins for Christmas! A lovely easy project, but so pretty.

Julie H said...

So simple and yet so awesome!

KraftyKaren said...

this is so pretty - I don't have any specific Christmas jewellery but I have a lovely snowflake and gingerbread man beads on my Chamelia bracelet - in fact I must get on and put them on my bracelet ready for the winter.

Alinor said...

this is gorgeous, and could make a cute xmas tree decoration! hop, on my list!

Louise said...

i've always admired these, they are so pretty. Thanks for the instructions on making one x

Sandie said...

A lovely way of using paper!

Julie said...

Well, that wasn't hard at all! You've inspired me to try my hand at it. I could use some "special" jewelry. I have a pair of earrings that are dangling bells that I wear all around Christmas.

scrappymo! said...

I have a rhinestone star that a girlfriend gave me years ago. I wear it every Xmas!

Margie said...

What a sweet necklace!! Great gift idea!

Maria Ontiveros said...

I love making winter jewelry.
Rinda

hotpotato said...

how pretty.

AnnieC said...

what a clever idea! Simple but very impressive - thanks Jennifer :o)

BJewelryBox said...

What a lovely winter pendant! I love making seasonal jewelry. I made myself a pair of snowflake earrings last year. They're really fun to wear!

Miriam Prantner said...

What a fun craft! My daughter is always wanting jewelry, and this is a great easy, inexpensive way to give her some!

MiniOwner said...

That's lovely!
Sue x

dogmatix said...

What a beautiful necklace :-) I am not really a jewellery person so most of my stuff is special any time of the year

Zahra said...

Really beautiful, would never have thought of making a necklace like that

li-bee-ti said...

So sweet! great idea.

li-bee-ti said...

Well, it's hard to name only few... but my fav are the MME Lost&Found Oliver. I just love it, every single piece of it.
Thanks for the chance to win this yummy giveaway!

Katie said...

Wow, this is stunning, would make a gorgeous gift :-)

Craftgirl83 said...

This is cute! I do have some glittery jewelry that I wear more during the holiday season but no exclusive winter jewelry.

Marilize said...

Nope - I wear my collection throughout the whole year :)

~amy~ said...

super gorgeous!

jasmine said...

beautiful necklace and different shape.this is the pendent in the children photo very nice looking too and very strong.

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