Step 1: Materials
- cutting tool like sharp pliers
- tweezers or needle nose pliers
- necklace chain with clasp (Mine is 18'')
- Crystals- I used Swavorski elements 3mm crystals, I used one hot fix type and one regular type (hot fix crystals have a slightly flatter top)
- glue (e6000 or Swavorski crystal glue work best)
- Stamping plate (soft) or flat pendant (I didn't actually do any stamping I only used it as a base)
- Straight headpins (these weren't really used for their intended purpose either) I got the ones with a crystal tip but you could get the same look by gluing your own crystal to a regular headpin)
- Sandpaper or file
Step 2: Shape the Plate
Use the sharp pliers to cut the plate into whatever shape you would like. You could even start with a much larger sheet and make a totally unique base as well.
I suggest placing some crystals (without glue) on the plate to see how many you want to fit on there and then trim the excess for best results.
Sand/file down any rough edges and lines.
Careful not to cut through the holes! Soft metal is very fragile but harder metal is a pain to shape.
Step 3: Create Hooks and Attach the Pendant
To make the loop just hold the headpin in the pliers at the base and wrap it as tight as it will go around the nose of the pliers (you can adjust it with your fingers as well) then cut off the excess with the sharp pliers.
Link the chain into the hook along with the pendant and close the hook with your pliers. (This is easier said then done) Careful not to squeeze the metal too hard with the pliers, it will bend easily.
Now the pendant should be attached to the chain. I dabbed some glue on the back of the crystals (the ones on the pin) so that they wouldn't drop down at all.