Glass Acorn Pendant

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Introduction: Glass Acorn Pendant

About: Hey! My name is Stella and I'm 50% Romanian and 50% Greek, but I currently live in Thessaloniki, Greece. My life was always been about crafting and fixing things. I tend to think about other uses of things t...

My favorite materials are wood and glass, so this could be my favorite pendant! :)

Step 1: Tools and Supplies

Supplies

  • Acorn cupule (cap)
  • Glass marble
  • Jewelry wire
  • Hot glue
  • Necklace cord

Tools

  • Rotary tool
  • Drill bits
  • Cutting plier
  • Round needle nose plier
  • Glue gun
  • Paper tape
  • Clear varnish spray

Step 2: Drill the Cupule

Find a drill bit of the same size as the jewelry wire you're gonna use. Drill a hole at the center of the cupule using the rotary tool.

Step 3: Wire Loop

Cut the jewelry wire with a cutting plier and bend it at one end to stay in the cupule. Bend the other end with a round needle nose plier to form a loop. You can use hot glue to secure the wire in the cupule.

Step 4: Glass Marble

To glue the marble on the acorn cupule use a glue gun, apply hot glue on the cupule's rim and then push and hold the marble still for a while. Remove any suplus glue that got out of the cupule.

Step 5: Cupule Varnish

To varnish the acorn cupule you can use a clear varnish spray or resin. I chose to do it with the spray, because it dries faster and I can spray many layers until I reach the desired look. Wrap the marble around with a paper tape and let only the cupule uncovered. Spray it with the varnish and let it dry.

Step 6: This and Other Versions

Use a necklace cord to wear it and enjoy its beauty!

I made some other versions of it in the past and I want to share them too!

I hope I inspired you to do beatiful things! :D

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    these cost USD$67.67 on etsy yet you could make extremely similar ones for virtually nothing $2 for a bag of marbles an acorn cupule from outside and stuff your dad probably has from when he made that chair, bookshelf or something for mum

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    Wow this is really pretty! But does hot glue hold the marble? I'd be afraid that it wouldn't adhere to the glass, and use E6000 instead. I still love it though:)

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    Oh, I don't know, it is still there! Thanks for the tip! I'll keep this in mind and maybe buy one, just in case. :D

    Looks beautiful! Great job!