DIY map pendants are perfect for destination weddings. Simply find a map online of your wedding destination and use it to make keepsake pendants for your guests. These would also make brilliant gifts for your wedding attendants. (Cufflinks for the guys?)
DIY Map Pendants Tutorial
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.)
- Waxed Cotton Necklaces (Mine are from Etsy seller assortedgoodies. They are about $1 each.)
- 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.)
- Round Nose Micro Pliers
- Jewelers Flat Nose Plier
Size your map so that it will fit within your 25mm pendant blank. Print on photo paper. (Card stock would do the trick if you don’t have photo paper.)
Place your glass cabochon on the image get an idea of placement.
Place three drops of diamond glaze on the back of your glass cabochon. Try to stay in the middle of the glass.
Place cabochon onto image. Hold in place for a few seconds until it sets. Let dry for ten minutes.
Cut around glass cabochon.
Add e-6000 glue to back of cabochon using a toothpick or the end of a bamboo skewer. Spread evenly. Don’t use too much!
Press cabochon inside pendant blank. Hold until set. Let dry for 15 minutes.
Add jump ring.
Add cord. Fini!