I've had the Hello Kitty ribbons for a while, I didn't intend them to be pendants. They were just packaged in the bottles, since I had extras of those also. But if they work as pendants that's fine too. I like to stalk wists, as I'm sure you noticed.
With the lantern not working, did you screw in the light bulb? The way it is packaged the light bulb is not screwed in place, just attached to the base for convenience. I hope it works.