Make a Wooden Pendant on a Necklace




About: Hi I am Dutch and live in Sweden. I love to create things in my little woodshop.

It’s nice to have access to many necklace pendants so you can change often. I decided to make a few and found out that it is fun and easy. Give it a try with this instructable.

Step 1: This Is What You Need

- Two pieces of wood (2 inch x 2 inch and 1/8 inch thick) I used birch and walnut)

- a picture that you want to cut

- wood glue

- a drill

- a clamp

- jigsaw

- wax

- sandpaper

- a rasp

- pliers

- silver wire (or other wire)

Step 2: Glue

Glue the design on one of the wooden discs. You can dilute the glue with a little bit of water (It will be easier to remove the paper when a you have diluted the glue). Let it dry.

Step 3: Drill

Drill a hole in the center of your design.

Step 4: Cut

Prepair your jigsaw and cut your design. When your design is very tiny you can drill some holes in advance. This will make it easier.

Step 5: Sand and Rasp

Remove the picture with sandpaper and use a rasp to smoothen the edges.

Step 6: Glue and Clamp

Use wood glue to glue the two discs and clamp them together.

Step 7: Cut, Drill and Apply Wax

Cut your pendent in the shape you like. Drill a hole. Apply wax on the surface.

Step 8: Bend and Fasten and Enjoy

Make a ring with pliers and sliver wire. Fasten to pendant. Fasten on the chain and enjoy!



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    13 Discussions


    4 years ago on Introduction

    Lovely design and a great and straight forward instructable. Thanks very much!


    4 years ago on Introduction

    I like these a lot I think I might try it with some kind of inlay maybe solder ore pewter

    I like these very much! I see you've got a jeweler's saw frame. What kind of blades are you using?


    Reply 4 years ago on Introduction

    Tank you Battlespeed and yes I suppose so but I don't have acces to a laser cutter so this is true handmade :-)


    These are very elegant, I really like them. Have you considered filling the cutout with anything? Colored resin might be fun. Also, glow in the dark impregnated resin could be fun too! They may be better off the way they are, they look so classy :)

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    4 years ago on Introduction

    Is that a coping saw? thats very well done! I am going to make the wife one and fill it with glow in the dark resin. Thanks for this!

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