DIY Nespresso: How to Make an Oval Shaped Pendant

About: We are 2 jewelry designers from Switzerland, Isabel and Naomi. We met each other a couple of years ago and when we put our minds together, we create lots of different things. Our jewelry is made from up-cyc...

Hello everybody, we are Isabel and Naomi and make jewelry out of used objects. Most of our projects are with Nespresso capsules or inner tubes of bicycles. This tutorial explains how to make an oval shaped pendant with Nespresso capsules.

The materials you need to make this yourself:

- Nespresso capsules of choice

- Silver toned bail

- Beadcap

- Vitrail flower shaped swarovski bead (8mm black)

- Cutting pliers, flat nose pliers and round nose pliers

Step 1: Step 1: Pull on Either Side of the Capsule

Step 2: Step 2: Flatten Your Capsule

Step 3: Step 3: Open Up the Flattened Capsule

Step 4: Step 4: Flatten Again, But Now Use Your Thumbs to Get the Nice Effect

Step 5: Step 5: Attach Beads of Your Choice

Step 6: Step 6: Flatten Another Capsule, Cut Off the Border and Glue It to Your Pendant.

Step 7: Step 7: Attach a Bail and Use a Plier to Change the Border to Your Liking

Step 8: Step 8: Now Your Pendant Is Done! Hope You Like It.



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    6 Discussions


    3 years ago

    This is a great idea! Turning something that would normally end up in the landfill into a beautiful piece of jewelry. This may make me start looking at my recyclables a little differently. Thank you for sharing this one.

    1 reply
    Isabel NaomiThejesterqueen

    Reply 3 years ago

    Hi Thejesterqueen,

    Thank you so much for your comment. Isabel and I try to create new shapes using Nespresso capsules every time. We will start to post these different models here as well. We have already posted a lot of them on our YouTube channel.

    Thank you again

    Isabel Naomijosh loeman

    Reply 3 years ago

    Hi Josh, Thanks for your comment, I have added the steps. If the steps are not clear, it is a link to a video, showing you exactly how it is done. Hope you like it¨.