Glittery Snowflake Pendant

(This post is part of my Frosty Festivities Blog Event)

Welcome to another day of Frosty Festivities! We’re starting with a quick and easy one this morning…

If you read my Winter Girl Cabochon Pendant tutorial on Friday, then you know I like seasonal jewellery. This one I actually made to give away as a gift, but it was so easy to make that I shall do one for myself too!
Glittery Snowflake Pendant:

To make this pendant, begin by painting some Wood Veneer Snowflakes white. I used Martha Stewart’s Multi Surface Satin Paint in ‘Wedding Cake’, and it took two coats. You only need one snowflake – I painted a few as I was playing with surface finishes:
Tip – I had a paper piecer (a pin might work too) on hand to make sure the snowflake’s holes didn’t get clogged up with paint. Don’t use a cocktail stick for this, which I did on the first attempt, and it discoloured the paint. Make sure you clean your paper piercer before the paint dries though!
I painted two coats of white paint.
While I was waiting for the paint on the snowflakes to dry, I prepared the jewellery bail, by sanding the surface a little, painting on a layer of gesso, and then a layer of the same white paint. You wouldn’t need to do this if you were sticking the bail to a solid shape, but I knew mine would show through the snowflake’s holes, so I wanted the bail to match:
Then I glued the bail to the snowflake using super glue, coated the snowflake with sparkly Mod Podge, and threaded it onto a chain. Now it’s ready to gift to someone this Christmas!
Be Inspired:
  • Glitter a snowflake to make it sparkle
  • The snowflake looks great against the red – put a bright white element on top of red for your next project
  • Use some chain on jewellery or on a layout or card
Don’t forget that a comment on this post, or on any of my posts from this weekend, will count as an entry into the Grand Giveaway {NOW CLOSED} – but only if you’ve registered your interest in winning that here!
Do you own any thing with snowflakes on that you love? I’ve been eyeing up a lot of snowflake patterned knitwear in the shops this winter! 
See you in 60 minutes! x

22 Comments
  • Good morning Jennifer! Really enjoying the weekend so far – we have lots of people coming over for lunch today so I may miss a few but I’ll catch up later :o) the snowflake looks fantastic like that – would look great on cards or pages too wouldn’t it? I love those pictures of snowflakes under a microscope – amazing!

    November 18, 2012 at 10:15 am
  • The snowflake makes a very pretty pendant! I love the wooden shapes!

    November 18, 2012 at 10:19 am
  • pretty little pendant, my kids would love to have a go at this, so I now need to source some supplies!

    November 18, 2012 at 10:47 am
  • clever idea.

    November 18, 2012 at 11:11 am
  • It looks so pretty…will make a lovely gift.I agree about the knitwear….I’ve been very tempted by a red and white knitted throw….and there’s also some lovely felt snowflake cushions around.

    November 18, 2012 at 11:17 am
  • This is the link to my ‘Glitter a Snowflake’ inspiration.http://www.trimcraft.co.uk/projectinfo.php?pid=109221

    November 18, 2012 at 11:21 am
  • Loving all these ideas you are coming up with. I love snowflakes and regret not buying a beautiful die last year. It seemed a lot of money for it’s limited use, but you know how you look back and think ‘I should have bought it anyway’?

    November 18, 2012 at 1:20 pm
  • Another great idea!

    November 18, 2012 at 1:35 pm
  • Very pretty-great gift idea!

    November 18, 2012 at 2:27 pm
  • That’s so pretty! I love snowflakes 🙂 I love necklaces too lol so it’s definitely a winner for me!

    November 18, 2012 at 2:48 pm
  • Oooh I would so wear that. It’s so pretty. And wintery!

    November 18, 2012 at 3:09 pm
  • Very sweet!

    November 18, 2012 at 4:18 pm
  • I like this idea and I have some things that might work for this project Another I can try

    November 18, 2012 at 6:11 pm
  • So simple, yet so fun! Would be great to make with kids.Rinda

    November 18, 2012 at 6:12 pm
  • I have a set of really cute glass plates with snowflakes on them.

    November 18, 2012 at 6:23 pm
  • ooh a very pretty idea though I don’t wear silver/white I could imagine others wearing one if I gave it as a pressie (hopefully!!) you have been soooo busy making and preparing this weekend and I am really enjoying it whilst hubby watches the grand prix!

    November 18, 2012 at 7:33 pm
  • love the pendant !

    November 18, 2012 at 8:00 pm
  • I have a necklace where the marble is held by a snowflake clasp. I love it and break it out every summer here – that is when Christmas is for us 🙂

    November 18, 2012 at 9:40 pm
  • So simple and pretty! Great for stocking stuffers too.

    November 19, 2012 at 1:30 am
  • That’s really lovely! I’m interested to know where you get the hangy bits from if you get a moment to let me know, thanks.

    November 19, 2012 at 1:55 pm
  • Surprisingly enough, I don’t think I have much with snowflakes on it. I can think of only one long-sleeved tee shirt.

    November 19, 2012 at 2:06 pm
  • Beautiful pendant. I am eyeing up the jumpers as well, there are some lovely ones around 🙂

    November 19, 2012 at 5:49 pm

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