If you're like us then you probably have memorabilia and pendants lying around that you aren't quite sure what to do with. Well, here is a great tutorial for some of those pieces! You can easily transform them into necklaces you can wear everyday! This will probably be one of the easiest and fastest DIY's you've ever done.
All you need are just a few simple things. A pendant (preferably one that already has a hole in it), leather cord or something comparable, scissors, and 2 needle nose pliers. If your pendant does not have a hole in it then you will need a drill with a tiny drill bit.
To begin, make sure your pendant is cleaned. Just a light rubbing with a towel should do the trick. If your pendant has chain dangling from the already existing loops then you'll need to remove it. To do this you will need the 2 needle nose pliers. Position them to where they both are grabbing a portion of the hoop (closest to the pendant). Next, with the pliers pull the hoop open.
Repeat this step on each of the chain until no more remains.
Your next step is to decide how long the cord needs to be. This depends on how long you want the necklace to hang. The best way to do this is to actually position the cord around your neck to see what length you'd like. Always cut it longer because you can easily make it shorter. We cut ours around 24" long. Once you have it cut thread one of the ends through the pendant. Make sure this is done with the pendant facing up. You want the cord to go behind the pendant.
Continue pulling the cord up and out of the other side. Once you have it pulled through continue pulling until the two sides of the cord are equal in length.
To finish it off all you need to do is to tie the two cords together. Make sure to do this to the very end of the cords. You can adjust once it's on your neck.
We LOVE how it turned out! Definitely a one of a kind necklace that everyone will be talking about. Let us know what you think and what kind of neckalce you might make. You can also use this tutorial to make a braclet too!