Thursday, 7 February 2013

Angel Pendant Tutorial.

The basic design behind this pendant is using a head pin with beads to make a pendant. Choose the right beads and you have an angel :)

You will need :-

1 head pin
1 x 6mm rose quartz bead
1 x heart shaped silver lined glass bead
1 x wings spacer bead
2 x daisy spacer bead 4mm
1 x 5mm jump ring
1 x ready made chain.

1. Thread on a daisy spacer bead, your heart bead (upside down), wing spacer followed by rose quartz bead.

2. Bend the head pin to form a right angle using round nosed pliers. Trim the end to 1cm from the bend and thread on the other daisy spacer for the halo.

3. Hold the very end of the pin with your pliers and roll over to form a loop. Open a 5mm jump ring and thread on to loop. Close the loop remembering to work harden by opening and closing slightly a couple of times. If you are unsure about turning loops and using jump rings see beaded and simple earring tutorials.

All you need now is to hang it on a chain :)

Sometimes you may find that the end of your glass bead doesn't sit under the wings very well. In that case, add a seed bead between the two
In the other angels pictured I have changed heart beads for teardrops and some faces for swarovski round faceted crystals. When designing your own, check the balance of sizes of all the parts.

I like to use the small crystal angels as decorations for the tree at Christmas, or hang them in the window to catch the light.

Of course you don't have to make angels, so here is another idea :)

This one uses 6mm Fern green Swarovski Xillion bicones with a pale pink silver lined heart.

Hope you enjoy trying this one, Happy Crafting :)


  1. Wow this is a fab tutorial Janice...I absolutely love these angels, they're gorgeous hun.
    Hugz, Lorraine xx

  2. Fab tutorial these are wonderful Px

  3. Beautiful angels! And really easy to follow tutorial :)

  4. What a wonderful tutorial, I love all the different shapes you have used for the bottoms of these beautiful angels. xx

  5. Thank you everyone for the lovely comments :) x


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