DIY Gifts

Glittery Snowflake Pendant

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

Welcome to another day of Frosty Festivities! We’re starting with a quick and easy one this morning…

If you read my Winter Girl Cabochon Pendant tutorial on Friday, then you know I like seasonal jewellery. This one I actually made to give away as a gift, but it was so easy to make that I shall do one for myself too!
Glittery Snowflake Pendant:

To make this pendant, begin by painting some Wood Veneer Snowflakes white. I used Martha Stewart’s Multi Surface Satin Paint in ‘Wedding Cake’, and it took two coats. You only need one snowflake – I painted a few as I was playing with surface finishes:
Tip – I had a paper piecer (a pin might work too) on hand to make sure the snowflake’s holes didn’t get clogged up with paint. Don’t use a cocktail stick for this, which I did on the first attempt, and it discoloured the paint. Make sure you clean your paper piercer before the paint dries though!
I painted two coats of white paint.
While I was waiting for the paint on the snowflakes to dry, I prepared the jewellery bail, by sanding the surface a little, painting on a layer of gesso, and then a layer of the same white paint. You wouldn’t need to do this if you were sticking the bail to a solid shape, but I knew mine would show through the snowflake’s holes, so I wanted the bail to match:
Then I glued the bail to the snowflake using super glue, coated the snowflake with sparkly Mod Podge, and threaded it onto a chain. Now it’s ready to gift to someone this Christmas!
Be Inspired:
  • Glitter a snowflake to make it sparkle
  • The snowflake looks great against the red – put a bright white element on top of red for your next project
  • Use some chain on jewellery or on a layout or card
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 own any thing with snowflakes on that you love? I’ve been eyeing up a lot of snowflake patterned knitwear in the shops this winter! 
See you in 60 minutes! x

22 thoughts on “Glittery Snowflake Pendant”

  1. Good morning Jennifer! Really enjoying the weekend so far – we have lots of people coming over for lunch today so I may miss a few but I’ll catch up later :o) the snowflake looks fantastic like that – would look great on cards or pages too wouldn’t it? I love those pictures of snowflakes under a microscope – amazing!

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  2. It looks so pretty…will make a lovely gift.I agree about the knitwear….I’ve been very tempted by a red and white knitted throw….and there’s also some lovely felt snowflake cushions around.

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  3. Loving all these ideas you are coming up with. I love snowflakes and regret not buying a beautiful die last year. It seemed a lot of money for it’s limited use, but you know how you look back and think ‘I should have bought it anyway’?

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  4. ooh a very pretty idea though I don’t wear silver/white I could imagine others wearing one if I gave it as a pressie (hopefully!!) you have been soooo busy making and preparing this weekend and I am really enjoying it whilst hubby watches the grand prix!

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