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How To Make A Pendant Necklace from Concrete

For as long as I’ve been crafting- which is a very long time indeed- I’ve always been completely in love with the process of making my own jewelry. There’s just something I adore so much about creating such lovely things from scratch! Sure, there’s plenty of jewelry that I could buy in stores, but wearing something that I made myself is always much more satisfying. Lately, I’ve been into very chunky pieces and using slightly more unconventional materials, so I don’t think anyone around me was surprised when I merged my age-old love for jewelry making with my other current DIY obsession: homemade cement projects. That’s how this necklace wth a concrete pendant came to be!

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In fact, that’s how several of these necklaces came to be, since I was so happy with the first one that I made a few more as gifts for friends and also documented my crafting process in case other DIY lovers and jewelry making enthusiasts might want to try it out too. Check out these step by step instructions complete with photos! If you’d rather follow along with a video tutorial instead of written words, scroll to the bottom of this post to find just what you’re looking for.

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For this project, you’ll need:

  • DIY fine particle cement
  • Water
  • A mixing bowl
  • A spoon
  • Scissors
  • Oil
  • A paintbrush
  • Rose gold acrylic paint
  • A straw
  • A silicone form
  • Satin macrame cord
  • Ribbon Clasps
  • A screwdriver (or something similarly hard and thin)

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Step 1:

Gather your materials!

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Step 2:

Add water to your DIY fine particle cement mix and stir it with you spoon until it’s free of clumps and has the right consistency. Follow the directions on the back of your package to get the correct ratio of water to powdered mix, since it varies from brand to brand.