Repurposed Recycled Upcycled CD and DVD Necklace Pendants

recycled cd pendants

 

Repurposed,  recycled, upcycled CD and DVD pendants by BluKatDesign on Etsy. These shimmery iridescent pendants are made by microwaving CDs and DVDs for a couple seconds to get a crackle then they are baked in a hot oven for a few minutes to bring out the color; the DVDs are purple and the CDs are turquoise. I never really noticed the different colors until I started baking them! These are the perfect colorful modern necklaces for everyday. Unisex; great shape for both men and women! Click on photos to take you to items in my Etsy store, BluKatDesign.

 

Purple DVD necklace

Purple DVD necklace

 

CD necklace pendant

CD necklace pendant

 

See more of BluKatDesign’s upcycled jewelry on Pinterest:

 

 

What do you think of these recycled necklaces? Comments welcomed.

Add Some Sparkle with Glitter Necklace Pendants! Gifts For Her

sparkly necklace pendants , gifts for her

Add Some Sparkle with Glitter Necklace Pendants

Sparkly Handmade Gifts For Her:

Everyone loves sparkle! What a great way to make your outfit pop with a little sparkly glitter necklace pendant by BluKatDesign on Etsy! These come in all sorts of colors from purple druzy to green fire opal but they all pick up different colors from your surroundings and lighting so they go with everything! Glitter pendants are perfect for everyday. From $12.50 – $14 they make great affordable gifts also, who wouldn’t love to receive a little sparkle? Click on photos to take you to my glitter pendant section on Etsy.

 

Glitter druzy and opal pendants

Glitter druzy and opal pendants by BluKatDesign

 

just add glitter

When in doubt, just add glitter!

 

 

For more handmade gift ideas follow my Pinterest board: Gifts Under 15

 

Do you like sparkly  or handmade jewelry? Comments welcomed!

DIY Crafts Clay Christmas Ornaments

Clay ornaments

Simple DIY clay ornaments

DIY Crafts Clay Christmas Ornaments

 

natural stone clay crafts

Natural stone clay from ACTÍVA Products

Simple DIY Clay Christmas Ornaments For a Fun Holiday Craft Project

 I have always loved the look of lacy ceramics so when I got this Natural Stone Clay  from ACTÍVA Products I was super excited to try making ornaments using my late mother-in-laws doilies to make textures in the clay. This is a super easy project that would be great for kids!  I love the natural white but you could use a watercolor to accentuate the lace.

materials for christmas ornamentsMaterials:

  • Natural Stone Clay by ACTÍVA Products
  • Krylon or Valspar clear gloss or satin finish
  • Fairy dust glitter
  • Cord for hanging

Tools:

  • Cookie cutters
  • Old rolling pin or straight glass
  • Doilies
  • Waxed paper
  • Stir stick straw
  • Optional sandpaper

 

  1. Take a handful of clay making sure you have enough for the size of cookie cutter you are using.  Make a ball and press flat then gently roll out about 3/8″ thick on waxed paper with old rolling pin or straight glass. This clay reminds me of pie dough; it will crack and split if you press too hard. If it does crack, just squish it together. I found working one or two ornaments at a time is the easiest:

 

2) Sandwich the dough between two doilies and roll out until about 1/4″ thick:

Roll clay between doilies

 

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3) Lift off doily and cut out with cookie cutters, I had a flower and heart cutters but birds would be cute too:

cookie cutter ornaments

 

4) With a stir stick straw, poke a hole for the cord hanger:

clay flower ornament

 

christmas ornament crafts

5) Smooth out any rough edges with finger, may use a little water.

6) Let dry 1-2 days on waxed paper, flipping them over if they start curling. You can use sandpaper on the dry clay and also smooth the dry clay with water if necessary.

7) Seal with Krylon clear satin or gloss, sprinkling with fairy dust  glitter and another coat of Krylon.  Let dry then flip them over and do the other side.

8) Tie a cord and hang!

holiday ornament diy

 

holiday oranment DIY

 

If you like these ornaments see ideas for more Christmas ornaments: upcycled ornaments using fabric scraps to cover old bulbs and photo ornaments made from jar lids! Also : 5 Christmas Crafts Ornaments and Decorations

Follow my Pinteres board: Christmas Ornaments

Do you love making Christmas ornaments as much as I do?  If you try making these let me know how it goes, comments welcomed!