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Throughout history, gemstone pendants have been known for having some type of healing or mystical powers. They have also been used to make fashion statements. These pendants are crafted of semi-precious or precious gemstones. They can be clear cut or they may be a combination of two or more parts. Colored gemstones are unique creations that bring with them a rich history. These pendants come in range of very striking colors and can be used in all sorts of crafting projects. Here are a few.

DIY Craft Essential #1: Washi tape

You'd be surprised at how many things you can do, and how many tutorials out there are obsessed, with washi tape. The versatile paper tape with adorable designs makes great wall decor, paper crafts or can even spruce up your furniture.

DIY Craft Essential #2: Needle nose pliers

This tiny tool is great for small projects. "This is not only your go­-to tool for opening and closing jump rings, bending wire, and securing crimp beads and ribbon ends, but pliers are also great for cutting through jewelry chain and wire," said Morin.


The gemstone pendant lends itself to a necklace crafting project. You will have to choose which gemstone to use and then choose a chain style and length. The gemstone choice will affect the chain choice as some stones will look better with say, sterling silver, while others will match better with gold. Your choice could be your birthstone or something more unique like Tiger's eye or Agate. You will need to attach the pendant to the chain with a ring. Make sure the ring attaches securely and also make sure that the stone is affixed properly to the pendant.


DIY Craft Essential #3: X-acto knife

If you love stationary crafts, jewelry crafts or any delicate work -- you'll need a proper cutting tool. Not all scissors can do the job. "Remember first using scissors and cutting along the dotted lines in grade school?" Morin asked. "Hopefully, you’re attempting more challenging crafts as an adults."

DIY Craft Essential #4: Spray paint

Acrylic paints are also great for any DIY starter kit. However, if you're looking for a perfect, seamless finish on your furniture, art and home decor -- make some space to spray. It doesn't hurt to keep some cans in your favorite colors (as long as you store them properly).

Bracelets are easy to make and with the right gemstone pendant, you can design an exceptional one to adorn your wrist. Depending on your project, you could even create a sort of matching necklace and bracelet set, if you wanted. A nice touch is to create a beaded necklace with all sorts of different beads and then add your pendant as a charm. It's easy to make and fun to wear.


Since gemstone pendants really make great jewelry, there is no reason why you couldn't create a dazzling pair of earrings. Using the same gemstone, you could develop a fully coordinated set of necklace, bracelet, and earrings. There are plenty of designs when it comes to earrings, some much more difficult than others. Depending on the amount of time you want to spend on this project, you may want to choose a simpler design.


If you are a serious crafter, here is a project in which you can use these pendants. A beautiful hand crafted brooch will take some time and patience, but the result will be well worth it. As with most jewelry, there are many choices when making a brooch. You can go for the vintage look and use antique brass pieces. Maybe you opt for something in a wood design. Another idea is to use an old necklace and use the pendant from it in order to make your new brooch.

Hair Pins

These pendants can also be used to create hair accessories. They can turn an ordinary hair pin into an eye-catching addition to your hair. These are fairly easy to create. Once the pendant is complete, it is just a matter of attaching it to the pin itself. You can design pins to match your various looks. You could end up with pins for casual appearances and ones for more formal looks.

DIY Craft Essential #5: Painter's tape

Painter's tape is "perfect for for attempting the c​olor block trend," said Morin. Plus, you'll need something to keep your projects neat and tidy, no matter what type of paints you use.

DIY Craft Essential #6: Hot glue gun

There are some tools that are too functional not to have. "This is one DIY workhorse tool you shouldn't do without," said Morin. Hot melt glue works on a variety of materials.
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