Crafts ’n things Craft of the Day
Make your own stylish acrylic pendant. Just print your favorite photo, design, or saying on Computer Grafix Adhesive Backed Film. Voilà… a custom look that will match any outfit! Learn more about Grafix printable art & craft films at www.grafixarts.com.
- Grafix Clear Adhesive Backed Film, 8-1/2”x11”
- Digital butterfly image
- Clear acrylic flat-backed crystal
- Black leather cording, 18”-24” length
- Silver jump ring, 9mm
- Computer and printer
- Jewelry pliers
- Hand drill with small bit or heavy-duty hole punch
scissors, pencil, copy paper
Crop image in photo editing program to match size of crystal. Add desired text to image. Flip photo horizontally to create mirror image.
Paste image into word processing program and size photo slightly larger than size of pendant. Print test image on copy paper. Place crystal over image to check size; adjust image size if necessary. Print image onto sheet of Computer Grafix Adhesive Backed Film; let dry.
Place flat side of crystal over image. Trace around crystal with pencil and cut out. Trace around crystal again on blank space on adhesive sheet; cut out.
Remove backing from image and adhere to back of pendant; do not burnish.
Remove backing from clear piece; adhere over image. Lightly burnish both pieces using finger.
Drill or punch hole and insert jump ring at top of pendant; close jump ring.
Cut cording to desired length; thread through jump ring. Knot cording ends together.
- Visit Grafix’s YouTube channel for a video demonstration of this project at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Chs7sjS2ckI.
by Tami Sanders for Grafix (http://www.grafixarts.com/)