I made this pendant out of a bamboo tile for a swap (not on Craftster) that I was a part of.
Here's the pendant I made for my partner:
I messaged my partner to ask her for her likes and dislikes. She gave me a list, and I decided to incorporate her preferred themes of white and black designs and patterns like tiles and lace. I tore up a page from a boring book into very thin strips to get a deckle effect with the layering and glued them together. I then cut it to fit the pendant and "glued" it down (I used a sealer as my glue). I cut a piece of toile-printed scrapbook paper to size and glued it onto the backside. I went through my lace stash to pick out a detailed piece of lace that would complement the text and lightly added some sealer to attach it to the front.
Next came the coating. I wanted to use something sturdier than a regular sealer, so I mixed up some resin and poured it over the surface and onto the back. I was able to do this by running toothpicks into the pendant and stuck them into styrofoam peanuts to get it to dry. Resin is kind of a pain to work with. It also (obviously) seeps into the paper, but I was okay with it because I love aged/slightly destroyed effects.
I gently blew onto the piece to level out the resin and kept an eye on the pendant to flip it over, so the resin wouldn't drip down the center like a stalactite. Once it started to harden, I no longer had to babysit it!
To finish the pendant, I loosely followed the directions linked by the organizer @Craftzombie
. I threaded silver-toned wire through the holes and topped it with a hematite bead.
I then packed it all up with a few trinkets into a handmade box blown up from Rachel's matchbox template
Not a difficult project and my partner was very happy with her pendant! The pendant she sent me can be found in my blog
as I don't feel comfortable showing it here since I didn't make it. (A little bit more info about the project can be found there as well.)
Thanks for looking!