Hey folks! As long as I remember myself crafting, jewelry was always along my most favorite DIY projects. You can make a nice picture frame or hanging planter but there’s a limit to how many of them actually fits in your room without turning it into museum of curiosities. I mean, as a self-described history freak I love museums but not in my living room. No such restrains to jewelry. I’m not sure where I’m getting at but today I want to present you this really minimal (just the way I like) triangle pendant made just from few beads connected with eye pins. Nothing fancy, but looks really neat when matched up with the right outfit. (psst.. I included some affiliate links to help you find required products and by purchasing you are keeping this blog alive)
Gather your materials and tools
- Beads of your choice (I’m using some from bead strand found at thrift store)
- 3 eye pins, I used ~ 1 inch long
- Jump rings ( If you don’t require silver or gold and don’t mind waiting I highly recommend purchasing bulk of cheap jewelry findings for less than 1$ from china sellers on Ebay, something like here)
- Round nose pliers (a must tool for any jewelry maker so head to your local hardware store or look up amazon)
- Metal chain (to hang your pendant)
Put a few beads trough one of your pins and leave some space for the closing eye. Now the trickiest part is to make that closing right. First bend the end of the pin to make something like 90 degree angle. Then start rounding it up using pliers. Leave a little space to slide in the second eye pin and then finish it up. It takes some practice to do it right so take your time and play around with extra pins. As you can see mine is not perfect as I left too little empty space to make a nice round shape. But it’s still not that bad so I’ll just leave it as it is.
After connecting third beaded eye pin link first with the last one using jump ring. This way your pendant will have a nice triangle shape and it will be easy to attach it to chain. Be sure to open jump ring by twisting it to sides NOT by simply moving ends apart. It will be much easier to close and retain circle shape.
That’s about it with the pendant itself. You can use chain from another necklace but I decided to go all the way down and attached closing to a strand of copper chain.
I also made another pendant using exact same technique but different beads. I think it came out just nicely. Actually, by connecting beaded pins in various shapes you can create your own design. Just let your imagination bubble. What do you think?
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