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Simple Gold Beaded Heart DIY Necklace

This beaded heart DIY necklace combines two unlikely colors – aqua and gold – with Mod Podge and microbeads for a unique jewelry look.

This beaded heart DIY necklace combines two unlikely colors - aqua and gold - with Mod Podge and microbeads for a unique jewelry look.

I’m a hugenormous fan of Martha Stewart’s microbeads, which is why they’re in today’s DIY necklace project! I’ve used the microbeads 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 necklace 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.

DIY Necklace

Gather These Supplies

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

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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 (though if that’s all you have, you can use it).

Remember that the Mod Podge will help keep the fabric from fraying when you cut it.

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

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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.

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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.

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

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

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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:

This beaded heart DIY necklace combines two unlikely colors - aqua and gold - with Mod Podge and microbeads for a unique jewelry look.

A gift? Perhaps. But definitely make this DIY necklace for yourself. Either way, click below to enjoy more aqua valentine projects.

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PinkSodaPop

Friday 30th of August 2013

Just stumbled onto this yesterday, and linked it on my blog!

Thanks for such a creative use of fabric.

<3 --- PinkSodaPop

sparkle

Sunday 31st of March 2013

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.

Amy

Sunday 31st of March 2013

Hi Sparkle! Here it is (I had to dig a bit :D)

Thanks! http://www.diybangles.com/buy/disc-coin-2-pendant-base-10-pcs-dome.html

Jennifer

Friday 1st of February 2013

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

Amy

Friday 1st of February 2013

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

Xan

Friday 14th of December 2012

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?

Amy

Friday 14th of December 2012

Hi Xan! Yes, I think so. I would paint white beneath it (or a similar color to the lace).

Heart Pendant Necklace

Wednesday 7th of November 2012

i agree with you... :D awesome lens... thanks for share..

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