Friday, 23 August 2013

Mad Cow Pendant

This pendant kit is FREE when you order with before 12noon on August 27th 2013... it's part of our Bank Holiday Stampede! If you'd like to stay in touch with us and get details of free beads and other great offers, please like us on Facebook - here's the link:

What you need to make the mad cow pendant:

  • Wax cord or Kumihimo cord if you prefer
  • One medium size pendant bail
  • 5mm jump rings - I used 10
  • A couple of 6mm-8mm beads and a charm or two! I used the 'made with love' heart charms
  • A stamp pendant
  • A small image of your choice, or a piece of cloth, a photograph - whatever you like to make the centre image
  • Clear nail varnish, diamond glaze or glossy accents. Depending on the image, you may need a fixative too (hairspray will do in a pinch!) 
  • 2 headpins
  • You will also need flat nose pliers, chain nose pliers, round nose pliers and a cutter. A jump ring opener is handy but not essential
How to make the pendant:

  • Cut your image to size and stick onto pendant. Fix image if necessary, then varnish / gloss. You may need a couple of coats. Leave to dry
  • Cut around 50cm of cord
  • Open the jump rings and make a chain. 
  • Attach the pendant to one end of your new chain. Check that it will face forward and add a link if necessary, then attach the pendant to the bail
  • Thread the beads onto headpins and make a round loop
  • Attach the beads to the chain
  • Open one jump ring and thread on a charm
  • Attach the charm to the chain
  • Thread your pendant onto the cord
  • Tie a sliding knot clasp - there's a great clip here (much better than my explanation!)
  • Trim the ends of the cord if necessary
  • Wear and enjoy! 

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