Pendants and Domes

We have a great collection of pendant frames and domes in our catalog.

They are so easy to work with.  If you want to share a photo or image you just need to make sure you size it according to the shape and pendant size you have.

You can use your dome to determine the area you will be featuring.

Once you have, you just press the clear dome onto the paper and trim it.  The dome already has adhesive on the back side.

The image you cut now can be glued into the bezel.

I have a quick video right here showing you the technique.

2mm Semi-Precious Beads

We have a spotlight on 2mm semi-precious beads right now.  They may be small but don’t underestimate their ability to create a stunning bracelet with the addition of a few findings.  2mm faceted semi-precious beads are difficult to manufacture.  You can imagine how easy it would be to break a small bead during the sanding process.

Simply draped you can see right away that these are not your average beads.  These 16 inch strands are in stock in limited quantities.

This grouping includes tourmaline, labradorite, lapis lazuli, pyrite and rhodonite.

I loved the rhodonite and pyrite and used them for the bracelets.  I chose to unstring them all and place them in a storage jar.  I don’t want to lose one single bead.

They have great holes and I strung them quickly using bead stringing wire.  I opted to use gold findings, so for one bracelet I used Ez-Crimps to close my stringing ends.  If you have not used them, I can tell you they create professional ends in the quickest time.  For the second bracelet I used a traditional wire guardian and crimp.

Products used in two bracelets shown

2mm Rhodonite strand

2mm Pyrite strand

Beadalon 19 Strand stringing wire BRIGHT

Small Gold Tattoo Om symbol charm by TierraCast

2nd TierraCast Om Charm in gold currently out of stock but we have it in silver.

Ez-Crimps from Beadalon

Wire Guardians in gold

Gold Crimp Tubes

Gold Lobster Clasp

Gold Magnetic Clasp

Gold Jump rings for clasps and charms

How to Use Our New Pendants and Domes

We have many new sizes of pendant frames with matching domes.

All you need to decide is what would you like to feature in the pendant as a design or photo element.  For my project, I have images from a painting by Lisa Finch of  frenchcanvas on Instagram.  I received permission from her to use part of the painting for a piece of jewelry.

I used my plastic dome to decide if my images were going to fit into the open space in the frame.  Most people call these components bezels.

Once I was sure the image was the right size, I peeled away the backer paper from my plastic dome.  It has adhesive on the reverse side, so I stuck it firmly to my paper image.

It is very easy to cut around the dome.  You can apply glue to the back of the new domed paper and set it right into the pendant.  Your new pendant is ready to wear!