Whenever I find myself at Michaels, I spend the longest time looking through their selection of charms and pendants. With so many to choose from, it's hard to limit myself to just two or three.
Some of my favorite pendant designs are by Bead Landing, a brand exclusive to Michaels. Deco Chic, Bead Corner, and Industrial Chic are a few other lines with unique, interesting pieces.
It's easy to design a paperweight around a pendant. The most difficult hurdle is choosing one that will fit your paperweight's display area, especially the depth. Here's a tip... Bring your paperweight to the store with you so you can see exactly how the pendant will look under glass.
The silver dragonfly paperweight was simple to assemble and cost just $5.50 for materials, in addition to the cost of the paperweight kit. Here's how it was made:
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If you're into vintage, try using antique ephemera in place of the scrapbook paper. A vintage postcard or advertising would make an excellent background. Be on the lookout for buttons, tokens, and pieces of antique jewelry to complete the look. I recommend browsing through boxes of small, inexpensive baubles at antique shops and swap meets. You never know what you'll find!