DIY Dried Flower Pendant

flower pendant

In the world of weddings, wildflowers have taken off like wildfire. Why not incorporate wildflowers into your bridesmaids gifts or favors? And while you are at it, why not preserve some of the wildflowers from your wedding as a special keepsake for yourself?

These DIY dried flower pendants require very little skill to make. And they’re super inexpensive.

You will need:

  • Judikins Diamond Glaze
  • E6000 Multi-Purpose Adhesive
  • 25mm Pendant Blanks with Glass Cabochons (I bought mine on Etsy from LagunaCraftSupply. The cost was $20 for 20 blanks which included the glass cabochons.)
  • Organza necklaces (I got mine from CandyTiles2. Cost was $3.95 for 10.)
  • Jump rings (I used 4.5 mm 16g heavy duty sterling silver jump rings from Etsy seller RaineSupplies. Silver plated would be a more economical option.)
  • dried flowers (I used Queen Anne’s Lace, which worked well. Be careful using flowers that have delicate petals such as pansies etc. You would need to coat the delicate petals in Mod Podge before gluing the cabochon.)
  • tweezers
  • cardstock (try to avoid card stock that has a porous surface, as the glue will soak into it creating blotches.)
  • Round Nose Micro Pliers
  • Jewelers Flat Nose Plier

Lay out your wildflower.

dried flower pendant

If using Queen Anne’s Lace, snip off a piece of the flower that will fit beneath the cabochon and use tweezers to place it on your piece of card stock. Adhere the flower use a wee bit of e-6000. (I applied the glue sparingly with a toothpick.)

dried flower

Position your glass cabochon over the flower. dried flower pendant

Place three drops of diamond glaze on the back of your glass cabochon. Try to stay in the middle of the glass.

glass gem

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Place the cabochon over the flower and hold in place for 45 seconds pressing hard.

dried flower necklace

Let dry for ten minutes, then cut around glass cabochon.

dried flower pendant

Add e-6000 glue to back of cabochon using a toothpick. Spread evenly. Don’t use too much! I added a bit of glue middle of the pendant blank as well. Press cabochon inside pendant blank. Hold until set. Let dry for 15 minutes. Add jump ring.

jump ring

Add organza necklace. You’re done!

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  1. Posted by Kimberly Jones on June 21st, 2012 at 2:28am

    What a sweet idea! This is one of my favorite tutorials ever on your site! You always do such beautfiul work, and this pendant is such a lovely and thoughtful project!
  2. Posted by Christina on June 21st, 2012 at 11:24am

    Thanks so much for the kind words Kim!
  3. Posted by Melissa on June 23rd, 2012 at 3:25am

    Thank you so much for this beautiful idea!!! I love this look of a big water drop on a surface since I got my first mood ring at school :D
    Totally love your tutorial!!! <3 <3 <3
  4. Posted by Nikki on June 25th, 2012 at 6:52pm

    This is so pretty! Thanks for sharing!
  5. Posted by Christina on June 25th, 2012 at 10:34pm

    Thanks Melissa!
  6. Posted by Glaudius on June 28th, 2012 at 11:11pm

    Thanks for the tutorial. Very good idea. Imagine that tied to a wedding almond bag. Great gift!
  7. Posted by Lisa on July 1st, 2012 at 3:58pm

    Oh these are so pretty! Thanks for the tutorial
  8. Posted by lynne lane on October 6th, 2013 at 10:58pm

    This was very interesting. I would like to try this. TY
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