Gold beaded heart DIY pendant necklace.

Gold beaded heart DIY pendant necklace

I’m a hugenormous fan of Martha Stewart’s microbeads. I’ve used them on bangles, rings and a pendant. I have every single color, if that tells you something. When I decided to do “My Aqua Valentine,” I knew that I wanted to add DIY pendant to the crafty collection – and I thought gold would go perfectly with aqua. It didn’t take long to come with this fabric pendant necklace, and you’re doing to love making one for yourself because it is SO easy. You’ll want to make these for all of your friends.

Gather These Supplies

2″ wood pendant base from DIY Bangles
Martha Stewart acrylic paint – Wedding Cake
Mod Podge Matte
Martha Stewart microbeads – Florentine Gold
Fabric in aqua
Craft glue
Push pin
Silver findings to make a necklace – jump ring and chain

Paint the pendant with white. Give it several coats and let it dry.

While your pendant is drying, coat your fabric with Mod Podge Matte. You don’t need to use Fabric Mod Podge because it’s a piece of jewelry. Remember that the Mod Podge will help keep the fabric from fraying when you cut it.

Paint Mod Podge Matte on top of your pendant. Make sure it’s a relatively thick coat.

Smooth the fabric down over the pendant. Keep smoothing until fabric is down on the entire pendant. If Mod Podge comes out the sides, just wipe it away with your paintbrush. Let it dry.

Cut the fabric off very closely around the pendant. If some of the edges are coming up, just reapplying the Mod Podge, smooth down and let it dry.

Use a pin to push through the pendant hole. and move it around to make it wider.

Place your pendant in an area where you can catch the microbeads and then make a little craft glue heart (I did it freehand).

Sprinkle the microbeads onto the glue. Let the glue dry for several hours and then tap off the excess microbeads. Add the findings to finish.

Behold, your new pendant necklace. A gift? Perhaps. But definitely make one for yourself. Either way, click below to enjoy more aqua valentine projects.


  1. Michelle L. says

    So cute, Amy! I do love the gold and aqua together – a very different feel from the traditional turquoise and silver!

  2. Melissa @ LoveBugLiving says

    Love the color! Thanks for the fabric fraying tip too. I’ve never seen the microbeads. They look so fun. Great project!

  3. Chris says

    Very cute Amy! I love those Microbeads too! I bought her foil flakes glitter when it was on clearance…its a little bit harder to work with, but still fun!

    Can’t wait to upgrade to microbeads sometime soon!

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  5. Jennifer Curts says

    love this cute necklace Amy. I am going to have to get some of those micro beads. They look so cool.

  6. Xan says

    I am really excited about this! I saw a necklace with a piece of her wedding dress. Do you think this technique would work with lace?

  7. Jennifer says

    So cute! Having trouble locating the wood pendant base on that site. Is it possible they stopped carrying them?

    • says

      Hi Jennifer! It’s possible – I’d hit the local craft store because they’ll have something similar – or Etsy!

  8. sparkle says

    love this little piece. Does any body know where i can get the 2 in disk with the hole in it. i tried DIY bangle. Perhaps i over looked it. Thanks.