Picture of Interchangeable Pendants

I bought some chain to experiment with, and along the way I came up with this simple design (inspired by the variety of infinity knot bracelets on the internet). I love how versatile this is because it's easy to switch pendants to match your thoughts or outfit of the day.

I also came up with a nice way of organizing the different pendants that you make here.

Click below to see a video demonstrating the pendants' usage.

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Step 1: Materials

  • chain (You could alternatively use other materials -- string, etc.)
  • jump rings or wire to make your own
  • ruler
  • pliers
  • miscellaneous beads, charms, headpins, etc. (Reuse an old pair of earrings!)

Step 2: Making the main necklace

Picture of Making the main necklace

I wanted to make a main chain necklace for pendants, but you can just attach these pendants to necklaces you already own.

To determine how much chain you need, loop some chain around your neck until you're satisfied with the length, and then cut. You can just alternatively cut the standard 18 inches of regular necklaces. Remember that the pendant will add additional inches so factor that in how low you want the pendants to hang.

After cutting the chain, use jump rings to attach clasps.

i appreciate all of your tutorials. i have been crafting jewelry for a few years and your ideas are a nice addition to have in the repertoire. Thank you for all you do.
watchmeflyy (author)  tpatten-scheinost1 year ago

Thank you so much for your comment! I'm extremely flattered, so I'm glad to be of use as inspiration. *blush*

Love these! awesome idea ^_^

watchmeflyy (author)  Muhaiminah Faiz1 year ago

Thank you, Muhaiminah! Your comments are very much appreciated. ^^

I love this idea! How long do the leaves last?

Thank you for your comment! The coating really protects the leaves, and even after two months they look like they haven't changed at all.

That is really clever! They are cute, easy to take on and off, and you can put them on just about any necklace :D

watchmeflyy (author)  Penolopy Bulnick1 year ago

Those are my sentiments too! Thank you for your nice comment. ^^