DIY Gifts

Winter Girl Cabochon Necklace

(This post is part of my Frosty Festivities 2012 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:

Winter Girl Cabochon Pendant by Jennifer Grace Creates
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’ 6×6 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 thoughts on “Winter Girl Cabochon Necklace”

  1. 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…

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  2. 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 🙂

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  3. 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 🙂

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  4. 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

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  5. 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.

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  6. 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.

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