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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
DIY Craft Essential #2: Needle nose pliers
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
DIY Craft Essential #4: Spray paint
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.
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.