Eddera's Jewel Pendant Instructions Designed by Cynthia Kimura
This lovely pendant uses a sparkling rivoli crystal and a delicate leaf link to add beauty and grace to a silver-toned washer. Pendants like Eddera's Jewel are fun to make, and they are a great example of how to combine jewelry components with everyday items.
For this pendant, we used a 1 3/8-inch fender washer with a 9/16-inch center hole. For a good fit, you can always take the rivoli crystal to the hardware store or the garage and hold it against a few washer holes to find the right size. The crystal needs to have a slight overlap when placed over the hole.
Step one: Cut the transfer sheet of your choice to be slightly smaller than the surface of the washer. An easy way to do this is to use a pencil or pen to trace around the washer and the washer's hole. Then, trim the transfer sheet to just inside the lines that you have traced. Apply the transfer sheet to the washer and dab it gently with a cloth. For detailed instructions on applying transfer sheets, please see the Handy Tips section of the Learning Center. Once the transfer sheet is dry, apply a light coat of sealant. Let the sealant dry for 20 minutes.
Step two: Find something to support the pendant so that it won't tip as it dries. Mix a small amount of 5-minute two-part epoxy together thoroughly. Spread the epoxy evenly on the back of the Swarovski 1122 18mm rivoli crystal. Holding the washer transfer side up, press the back of the crystal into the hole. Let dry for five minutes.
Step three: Pick up the pendant and check the front, noting where you want the top to be. Replace it face down on some tissue paper or other support. Take the antique silver-plated pewter fern link and rest it face down at the top of the pendant. Adjust the tissue as necessary so that the center v-shaped section of the link rests evenly against the back of the pendant.
Step four: Mix together a second batch of epoxy. Fill the area around the back of the rivoli crystal with epoxy until the epoxy is flush with the back of the washer. Pour a small pool of epoxy around the v-shaped area of the link so that when the epoxy dries the link will be held in place. Let the pendant dry for five minutes.
Approximate size: 1 ½ inches Estimated time: Less than 30 minutes (plus drying time) Difficulty level: Beginner