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Make Your Own: Statement Pendant Necklace

The runways have spoken, and the pendant necklace is one of the hottest jewelry trends for spring 2015! Easily update any outfit with one of the many variations of this classic stunner DIY by using natural elements, vintage hardware, and, of course, a bit of sparkle.

Statement Pendant Necklace

Are you obsessed with jewelry but unsure how to accessorize a bold outfit? Complement your latest look with this delicate pendant necklace, or layer it with multiple necklaces! Plus, this jewelry piece is so easy to customize. Make a bolder statement by swapping out the charm for a dark stone, or have fun with staining your wood disc. To create more texture, try using larger jump rings and a fabric rope instead of a gold chain. The possibilities are endless with this easy DIY pendant necklace!

Statement Pendant Necklace: Materials

Materials: E6000 glue, a blank metal stamping disk, a wooden disk (slightly larger than the metal disk, stone or charm (I used an old earring, removing the earring back with pliers), 4 jump rings, lobster clasp, jewelry pliers, 32" gold chain

Statement Pendant Necklace: Steps 1-2

1. Squeeze a small dot of E6000 glue on the back of the metal disk. Place it on the wooden disk, allowing the top portion of the metal disk to hang off.

2. Put a small dab of glue onto the back of your stone or charm. Be careful not to use too much glue: When you press down, the glue should not spread past the stone. Gently place the charm on top of the wooden/metal pendant you created in step 1. Before the glue dries, center the stone as much as possible.

Statement Pendant Necklace: Steps 3-4

3. Attach the lobster clasp to the gold chain with a jump ring by opening the ring with jewelry pliers, slipping the end of the gold chain and the clasp through the ring, and closing. Attach a second jump ring to the pendant through the hole in the metal disk. Hook a third jump ring through the second ring, and close. Thread the gold chain through the third ring.

4. Secure the necklace by adding the fourth jump ring to the opposite end of the chain with jewelry pliers.

Statement Pendant Necklace: Step 5

5. Allow the pendant to completely dry—it'll take roughly one hour—before wearing. To wear, attach the lobster clasp to the fourth jump ring.

For more DIY fashion and accessory ideas from Samantha, go to The Brunette One.

Samantha McClelland

Samantha McClelland currently resides in Iowa as a full-time merchandise buyer. Before landing her job in the corporate world, she was itching for a creative outlet. After perusing many interior design, DIY, and fashion blogs, she created The Brunette One in July of 2010. The Brunette One is a collection of splendid things. A collection that includes Samantha's love of fashion; cataloging the latest trends and shopping tips, along with sharing her personal and street style inspirations. In her spare time, Samantha moonlights as co-owner and founder of StyleEsque, the director of communications for Go Blog Social and co-founder of Midwest Bloggers.

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