DIY Agate Pendant

by Alicia on November 15, 2011

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Two weeks ago I visited Space Center Houston with a couple of the BurdaStyle girls while they were in town for Quilt Market. (Btw, they just published some pictures I took of the amazing craftsmanship of the quilters- check it out.) At the end of the day we hit up the gift shop to buy some astronaut ice cream (not nearly as good as I remembered from childhood!) and I found a great selection of rocks. This agate slice was just $1.65.

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Isn’t it pretty? I threaded it onto a piece of 2mm blue rubber cord and kept it simple by tying overhead knots on each side so the length is adjustable.

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The trickiest part was figuring out how to attach the cord. I used E6000 to glue a small wire loop to the top of the back and covered the glue and wire with a tiny piece of clear plastic.

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Total cost? Less than $5.

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Lindsay @ Delighted Momma November 15, 2011 at 4:29 pm

Sooo beautiful Alicia!!

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Lindsay @ Delighted Momma November 15, 2011 at 4:30 pm

P.s can’t believe the agate pendant was only $1.65!

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Alicia November 15, 2011 at 4:44 pm

thanks Lindsay! Museums are the best places to find cool rocks for cheap!

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Rachel November 15, 2011 at 5:10 pm

What a pretty rock! I’m totally on the same page as you with this one. A couple of years ago I found some lovely crystals and an agate slice at the British Museum gift shop and turned them into necklaces, too. But mine were keychains, meaning they already had metal rings so I just needed to do some disassembling. You might want to keep an eye out of that sort of thing next time :-)

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Alicia November 15, 2011 at 5:17 pm

Oh, such a good idea. I wonder what else I could do with keychains…

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The Curvy Girl November 16, 2011 at 7:56 am

Love this and love your blog ( I just discovered it!)

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Alicia November 16, 2011 at 9:35 am

Thanks so much!

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