Friday, January 27, 2012

Pennant Necklace- diy part 1

I see pennants all over Etsy now days. I thought it would be fun to make jewelry using that theme.

I also used the vintage chain I have been selling in the Hoarders Closet. It is sweet, small, strong, and great to work with.

I documented this one to share with you, because it is so much fun to make and wear.

I made both kids sizes and adult.

You will need:

1 color of Cernit (I used Turquoise and Light Green) You could even make each flag a different color, just have fun ;-D
Clay machine
double ended knitting needle
22 gauge artistic wire in Non-tarnish silver
Triangle cutter in 5/8" size

Round cutter in 5/16" size
Alphabet stamps (I got mine at Michael's)
Flush cutters
Rosary pliers or needle nose pliers
Flat nose pliers
Tiny Chain

1. condition clay and make soft and pliable, roll out in the clay machine on the 2nd thickest setting.

2. I am making the name "Sarah"
Cut out 10 of the triangle shapes.

3. Cut 5, 3 1/2" to 4" pieces of 22 gauge wire with the flush cutters.

4. Place the middle of the wire over one side of the triangle cutter and bend the ends over the edges.

5. Place the bent wire on one of the sides of the triangle. Put the wire down from the top about 1/16".

6. Place one of the triangles over the wire and on top of the triangle on the bottom. Line the two triangles up and press together.

7.  Press the triangles together and focus on the top of the triangles where the wire is.
I like to pick these up and make sure all the edges are pressed together well and the wire is centered and press well at the wire.

8 Do the same thing to the other 4 sets of triangles and wires.

9. Stamp pennants with letters.

10. Press in deeply and firmly for a clear print of the letter.

 11.  Check the edges and make the pennants are flat after stamping.

12. Using the 5/16" round cutter, I cut out 10 circles from the sheet of clay rolled out on the 2nd thickest setting. Roll these into balls.

13. Use the knitting needle to poke the hole in the beads.
Turn the bead over and poke the knitting needle back through the hole you just made to even the holes out on both sides.

14. Poke through.

15. Bake on a piece of corrugated box cardboard in a preheated 275 degree oven for 30 minutes, shut off the oven and let cool in there until you can touch the beads.

Continued in part 2...


  1. Fantastic tutorial. I love watching you work

  2. Just lovely, Marie and thanks fort he tutorial. Have a great weekend.


  3. Very cool! Looking forward to part 2.

  4. Es un gran tutorial, gracias por compartir, quedo a la espera de la segunda parte. Besos

  5. Wow Marie, so much goes into everything you create! I love these pennant necklaces!

  6. So CUTE, so CUTE! What a great idea to wear a pennant necklace. And it looks fabulous! xoxo

  7. Fantastic, Marie! I love following your steps and surprising myself that I understand ! This is a very beautiful necklace. Anyone would wear it proudly.

    Except Barbara won't like wearing Sarah's :-)

    Sending happy lOve your way xo

  8. I love the color Turquoise Marie!!! These are super awesome!

  9. Hi Marie:) I just wanted to stop by and say hello! I hope you are having a great start for the new year. I really like the pennant jewelry. How fun.

    Have a great day, Gail

  10. I admire your patience in creating great tutorials.

    I've given you an award.


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