Beading / Jewelry

Butterfly Acrylic Pendant

By  Tami Sanders  for  Grafix

Make your own stylish acrylic pendant. Just print your favorite photo, design, or saying on Computer Grafix Adhesive Backed Film. Voilà... a custom look that will match any outfit! Learn more about Grafix printable art & craft films at www.grafixarts.com.

  • Butterfly Acrylic Pendant
  • Closeup View
  • Closeup View
  • Computer Grafix Adhesive Backed Film

Materials

  • Grafix Clear Adhesive Backed Film, 8-1/2”x11”
  • Digital butterfly image
  • Clear acrylic flat-backed crystal
  • Black leather cording, 18”-24” length
  • Silver jump ring, 9mm

Tools

  • Computer and printer
  • Jewelry pliers
  • Hand drill with small bit or heavy-duty hole punch

Basic Supplies

  • scissors, pencil, copy paper
  • 1. Crop image in photo editing program to match size of crystal. Add desired text to image. Flip photo horizontally to create mirror image.
  • 2. Paste image into word processing program and size photo slightly larger than size of pendant. Print test image on copy paper. Place crystal over image to check size; adjust image size if necessary. Print image onto sheet of Computer Grafix Adhesive Backed Film; let dry.
  • 3. Place flat side of crystal over image. Trace around crystal with pencil and cut out. Trace around crystal again on blank space on adhesive sheet; cut out.
  • 4. Remove backing from image and adhere to back of pendant; do not burnish.
  • 5. Remove backing from clear piece; adhere over image. Lightly burnish both pieces using finger.
  • 6. Drill or punch hole and insert jump ring at top of pendant; close jump ring.
  • 7. Cut cording to desired length; thread through jump ring. Knot cording ends together.
  • Tip
  • 1. Visit Grafix's YouTube channel for a video demonstration of this project at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Chs7sjS2ckI