Make a Monogrammed Pendant

Create a one-of-a-kind monogrammed pendant for a special person in your life.
monogrammed-pendant_beauty_s4x3

monogrammed-pendant_beauty_s4x3

Materials and tools:

rub-on transferable letter or a letter printed from your computer
patterned paper (scrapbook or wrapping paper)
2 small pieces of glass, a little larger than initial
window cleaner
1/4" copper foil
small brush
Ruby flux
lead-free solder
soldering iron
glass cutter
T-square
bone folder or Popsicle stick
stained glass finishing compound
jump ring
split ring

Steps:

1. Rub transferable letter onto patterned paper or use your computer to print a single letter in a decorative font onto patterned paper.

2. Cut two pieces of glass a little larger than printed letter and clean them with window cleaner. Our completed pendant measures 1-1/2" x 1-3/4". The completed size of your pendant will vary depending on the size of the initial and how much of the patterned paper you choose to reveal. To save time, turn on soldering iron now to allow it to heat up.

3. Sandwich paper between two pieces of glass, and then wrap the glass edges with copper foil tape. Use a bone folder or Popsicle stick to press excess tape neatly over the edges, completing one side before moving to the next to ensure smooth corners.

4. Using a small brush, apply flux to copper tape. Hold the soldering iron in one hand and the solder in the other. Apply liquid solder to copper foil tape, making sure to leave a smooth line. If this is your first time using solder, don't become discouraged if the first try isn't a success. Be patient, practice makes perfect when it comes to soldering.

5. Allow pendant to cool then attach a jump ring to pendant's top with a small drop of solder. Once solder has set, add a split ring to jump ring and clean the finished pendant with stained glass finishing compound to give the pendant a bright shine. To complete your handmade gift, add a ribbon or chain to the pendant before giving.

Keep Reading

Next Up

Personalized Bottle Cap Necklace

Create a one-of-a-kind necklace for your favorite 'tween or teen. This is a great craft project for an older child to create on their own or with a little little help from a cool and crafty adult.

Holiday Soap Packaged in a Papier-Mache Box

Tuck handmade scented soap in a decoupaged papier-mache gift box for a festive holiday gift.

DIY Stocking Stuffer: Make These Lip Balm Lockets in Just 15 Minutes

If your gift recipients are about all-natural products, go with a homemade lip balm in a vintage locket. The best part? The pocket-sized gift only requires a few ingredients!

To Mom, with Love Bracelet

Make Mom a charming handmade bracelet that shows your love.

Natural Branch Necklace

Go eco-chic with this easy-to-create necklace that features a charming miniature bird perched atop a handmade wire nest and natural branch.

How to Make a Stamped Clay Bracelet

Jewelry makes a great special occasion gift, but it's even more memorable when it's made by hand. For a handmade gift they'll love wearing, shape air-dry clay into a customized bracelet with limitless creative possibilities. 

Make a Glass Cupcake Ring

You can have your dessert and wear it too with this delicate, cupcake-topped sterling silver ring.

Make a Sterling Silver Riveted Necklace

Channel your inner metal worker to create this conversation-starting jewelry piece.

How to Make a Shrink Photo Bracelet

Make a personalized bracelet using photos of family, pets or places you love with this easy shrink plastic project.

How to Make Sterling Silver and Gem Flower Jewelry

Make an elegant, daisy flower necklace pendant using sterling silver and semiprecious gems.

On TV

Living Big Sky

6:30am | 5:30c

Living Big Sky

7:30am | 6:30c

Flea Market Flip

8:30am | 7:30c

Flea Market Flip

9:30am | 8:30c

Home Town

10am | 9c

Home Town

11am | 10c

Fixer Upper

12pm | 11c

Desert Flippers

1:30pm | 12:30c

Desert Flippers

2:30pm | 1:30c

Desert Flippers

3:30pm | 2:30c

Flip or Flop

4:30pm | 3:30c

Flip or Flop

5:30pm | 4:30c

Flip or Flop

6:30pm | 5:30c

Flip or Flop

7:30pm | 6:30c
On Tonight
On Tonight

Flip or Flop

8pm | 7c

Risky Builders

8:30pm | 7:30c

Flip or Flop

9:30pm | 8:30c

House Hunters

10pm | 9c

House Hunters

11pm | 10c

House Hunters

11:30pm | 10:30c

Flip or Flop

12am | 11c

Flip or Flop

12:30am | 11:30c

House Hunters

1am | 12c

House Hunters

2:30am | 1:30c

Risky Builders

3:30am | 2:30c

Follow Us Everywhere

Join the party! Don't miss HGTV in your favorite social media feeds.