Easy DIY Pendant Necklace (made easy with a Silhouette)

I have a jewelry tutorial today! Say WHAT? And I’m using my Silhouette- all in the same tutorial. That’s right. Things are looking up around here. Several months back I ordered this cute pendant set from Pick Your Plum. If you’ve never heard of Pick Your Plum, well, that’s a whole discussion for another day, but basically it’s a company that offers an amazing crafting deal every day. I’ve willingly given them way too much of my money. Nevertheless, I had ordered these great pendant sets from them but was sort of at a loss of what to do with them. I felt like the opening was too small to pick a picture unless it was a very specific photo of only someone’s face. On the other hand, my cutting skills are terrible. I knew there was no way I could cut a rectangle perfect enough to go in the pendant. But, wait a minute, I have a Silhouette! So here’s a beyond easy DIY Pendant Necklace.

 Easy DIY Pendant Necklace using a Silhouette


  • Silhouette
  • Silhouette chipboard (don’t let it fool you- it’s more like a super thick cardstock than chipboard)
  • Scrapbook paper
  • Mod Podge
  • Rectangle shaped pendant
  • Jump Ring
  • Chain
  • Jewel Glue

Easy DIY Pendant Supplies from It Happens in a Blink

Measure the inside of the pendant both lengthwise and crosswise.

East DIY Pendant measurements

Open Silhouette Studio, and create a rectangle with these measurements. If you’re unsure how to create a shape with exact measurements, see How to Adjust Shape Sizes in Silhouette Studio.

Load the chipboard into the Silhouette and cut the rectangle.

At this point, try the rectangle in the pendant. Since this project uses absolutely exact measurements, the rectangle may or may not be a perfect fit at this point. For me, mine was a bit big. I went in and adjusted the size to smaller and cut the rectangle again, and it fit perfectly.

Now cut a scrapbook rectangle the exact same shape.

Using the Mod Podge, decoupage the chipboard rectangle to the scrapbook rectangle. Let dry.

Easy DIY Pendant Necklace with Silhouette

Squeeze jewel glue into the well of the pendant. Press the rectangle into the glue, making sure that the shape is inside the rectangle perfectly.

Easy DIY Pendant using a Silhouette

Let dry.

Using pliers, attach a jump ring to the pendant.

Easy DIY Pendant with jump ring using a Silhouette

Place pendant onto chain.

Easy DIY Pendant Necklace using a Silhouette from It Happens in a Blink

Too easy, right?!?! I was going to give this as a gift, but I think I may just have to keep it.

In a Blink time frame: 20 minutes, not counting glue drying time.



  1. lesley says

    i just got chipboard to use with my new silhouette cameo (only got to play once so far) and i was surprised at it, too. haha

    thanks for your great tips!

  2. says

    These are really cute! I also use my silhouette for simple shapes. :) I also have a cutting board that I’ll use sometimes too. I’d love to see one of these done up with some of that dimensional mod podge stuff! You could make so many different necklaces with easy using your technique – thanks so much for sharing and getting the inspiration flowing!

  3. Suzanne says

    Hi! I love this tutorial! :) I was wondering, though, why you used the chipboard instead of just gluing the paper to the metal pendant? I’m a newbie with mod podge, so I’m probably missing something! :)


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