Turn a piece of nature into a keepsake pendant. You could use a flower, leaf, grain of sand, or whatever you decide.

Step 1: Find an old CD

Use packing tape to cover the entire label of the CD. Cut the CD in half. Remove the tape. The silvering should come right off.

Handle the pieces by the edges to avoid unwanted finger prints.
<p>I wanted try it out, and finally had the chance. Lots of room for improvement, but much learned as well. Thanks for the great idea.</p>
<p>Great! Thanks for sharing that. We'll done.</p>
This is lovely. I know a place where you can get <a href="http://www.melvinand.com/Products/Pendant.html?SearchText=&NID=10672710&" rel="nofollow">14 karat gold pendants online</a> for really cheap. It would be fun to do something similar to this only modifying the other pendant using what you have displayed.
That is so fancy. I'll have to change some things around, but thanks!
Great!! I'll try to make one
Now I now what to do with my unreadable cds..
Yeah! Me too.
Useful invention.
Yes it is!
I'm having a little trouble getting the silvering off. I applied the tape, cut, and peeled the tape off, but nothing happened. Is there some special something that I'm forgeting to do?
When you peel make sure you start on the cut edge of the cd.
Oh, ok. I thought there was something else that had to be done.
Nice use of my unreadable cd. Thanks.
i am going to try it but use macaw feathers!
Hi :)<br>ill try to make it today.
You are awesome! Trying to make it now.
I love this. You make my CD useful, otherwise I would have trowed it.
Such an interesting way of using a CD. I've made a few pendants after your teardrop instructable and I'm currently working on the vintage locket. Now I have to try this on too!<br><br>Keep up the amazing, innovative ideas and I'm excited to see what you do next!
Right now I'm working on a heart locket. I thought I would be able to use the same process from a circular shape but was I ever so wrong. <br> <br>A heart is a much more complicated shape to neatly produce. It's been tough finding out the process but it's coming along. I'll post it soon. <br> <br>Thanks for taking the time to comment.
Here it is.
holy crap, that heart locket is made from a cd?! I freaking bow down to you, oh cd jewelry deity. :P
actually its made out of a coin no cd
I have 30 four leaf clovers and 3 five leafs all dry pressed
The world record is a 21 leafed clover.
Wheres the pic then :/
Where is your pic then :/
People like you are the reason many-leafed clovers are now raring, if you keep picking them there are going to be less offspring aren't there!?
no, four-leaf clovers are a mutation. you can pick as many as you want because its just a mutation, it will never affect the population of them.
Pulling a leave off a plant that procreates through blooms and flowers is going to kill the strain? <br> <br>This is like saying that me taking a cutting of hair from a red head is going to make red heads rarer.
IDK maybe that leperdcon will leave me alone
As far as I know, all clovers are three-leafed by nature - the additional leaves are caused by random genetic mutation which explains their comparative rarity.
yes but by darwinian laws if you kill all new mutations or even reasonably large numbers as collectors do the genetic advantage goes to the three leafed<br>much the same as if you killed a lot of ginger cats over generations the hunted ginger population would continue shrinking as the genes would be passed on less to later generations, while you would still get gingers by random mutation(probably not infrequently owing to the massive world craze for cats)<br>they would be (in this metafor) killed and probably stuffed by people who are looking for the &quot;elusive gingers&quot; (like you are with clovers) therefore disallowing the growth of the population.<br><br>hope that came across right ( i wouldnt want to be misunderstood and seen as some ethnic cleanser inspiration like that guy did with hitler)<br><br>hope that helped <br><br>Sam =)
I am trying to make it now. Very interesting.
Love it, can't wait to try (:
I love your projects--simple objects turn into wonderfully gorgeous pieces. You are so creative.
i cant get the silver off ):
When you pull the tape off start from the edge of the CD that was cut.
This is very cool! I tried quite a few times but all the leaves and petals I tried melted, completly smashed or flattened. Why could this be happening?
Try letting the glue cool a little before pressing the two halves together. Keep in mind whatever you press together will be flattened.
Cool! I'l try to make it now.
Great instructable. Trying to make it...
You are awesome!
i know just what you use in this &lt;.&lt; &gt;.&gt;
Great instructable. I will surprise my girlfriend, she will be very happy..
ok i don't have those real hefty huge scissors to cut the extra metal off the bottle cap what should i use or is it best to go out and get some big scissors.
You could file it down but having the scissors saves a lot of time.
Suuuuuuuuuuuper great instructable!!!!! i love it! you explain everything perfectly! i think that just the glass part is a nice gift to give if you cant make the cap thing =]

About This Instructable


587 favorites

Bio: Fish Bone. Paracord's new best friend.
More by Mrballeng: Cord Keeping CRAB Laundry Room Cabinets. DIY. Acrobat Cable Cam
Add instructable to: