Glass Pendant Necklace Tutorial

If you haven’t tried making your own jewelry, for whatever reason, now is the time! This project will take you literally 10 minutes, and will make a great gift for any holiday. With Mother’s Day coming up, I could see these being really fun to personalize with photos!

Glass Pendant Necklace Tutorial

Glass Pendant Necklace Tutorial

I told you about my obsession with Happy Hour Projects recently, remember? One of her map necklaces is what inspired this project!

Glass Pendant Necklace Tutorial

Mine didn’t turn out quite as awesome as the original, so be sure to check it out, too! :)

For this project, you will need:

— pendant trays (buy here)
— epoxy or glass domes (buy here)
— 1″ circle cutter (buy here)
— scrapbook paper, dictionary pages, or photos
— glue (the kind that dries clear)
— chain necklace

Glass Pendant Necklace Tutorial

Gather your supplies, and relax because these necklaces are super easy to make. I made a lucky necklace today since it’s so close to St. Patrick’s Day, but I’m also making a red white and blue one for Independence Day. The possibilities with these things are endless because they’re 100% personalized… by you!

Glass Pendant Necklace Tutorial

Cut the circle out and glue it onto the pendant tray, then add some glue to the bottom of the dome and attach. You can use any type of glue that dries clear. You can even use mod podge. Or if you purchase the domes from the link above, they’re already sticky so you can skip that step!

Glass Pendant Necklace Tutorial

I like shopping at Michael’s or Hobby Lobby for my scrapbooking paper, but it’s also fun to use maps or dictionary pages!

Glass Pendant Necklace Tutorial

Sapphire loves her “lucky necklace” and plans on wearing it to school! So far, it’s been really durable.

Glass Pendant Necklace Tutorial

If you’re not into DIY stuff, you can always purchase these (and other items) from Nell’s shop for less than 10 bucks!


  1. I have been looking for a tutorial like this. Thanks so much! I love how you gave us links to purchase the supplies too. Nell’s shop is quite impressive too!

  2. Susan at Reply

    This is something, that would be nice to make. Something I could do myself, and it is such a pretty pendant.

  3. Anne at Reply

    Very cute! I have a Michaels gift card, I think will buy some supplies and try this!
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  4. Tara at Reply

    Um, ok…I love this! I think this is a project for me and the girls in the near future! Thanks for share!
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  5. Those are cute I might have to try and make some Disney Necklaces…

  6. Elaine Lund at Reply

    Thank you for this tutorial! I’m going to add it to my “crafts to do” list. Of course I won’t be able to just make a few….

  7. Stacy at Reply

    I wanted to make these with a large group. I noticed your link for the pendants was for 1-1/2 inch pendants but you say to use a 1 inch circle cutter. Is that correct? I just wanted to make sure they weren’t supposed to be the same before I ordered a 1-inch cutter. Thanks for the tutorial!

    • SlapDashMom at Reply

      If you can find both in the same size, that works best!

  8. katie at Reply

    I have made it for mother’s day !

  9. Love this. Going to give it a try for my nieces!

  10. Dee at Reply

    These are super cute, and I especially like the map ones. I need to set some time aside for spring break and try these with the kids. Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday. :)
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  11. These are adorable! I’ve wanted to make some glass pendant necklaces to go along with my scrabble tile ones. Thanks for the fun tutorial.

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  12. Sonya Roberts at Reply

    Hello. We use to buy the same supplies. What do you think of the quality of supplies you got off of Amazon?

  13. Keith Collura at Reply

    Hi, I have a pendant and the image under the epoxy dome started to bubble so I want to fix it and save the backing because it’s Stirling silver. Is there an easy way to redo this pendant?

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