Iron Craft Challenge #23 – Map Necklace

This week’s Iron Craft challenge was all about maps. I had to do something really quick and easy because I was away on vacation most of challenge week. I’d seen pendants for necklaces done with a piece of a map and decided to make my own version.
Iron Craft Challenge #23 - Map Necklace

Map Pendant How-To:

Iron Craft Challenge #23 - Map Necklace
Cardstock or cardboard
Glue Stick
Pin or needle
Jump ring

Iron Craft Challenge #23 - Map Necklace

  1. Use the compass to draw a draw a circle the size you want you pendant to be on a map. Carefully cut it out.
  2. Use the glue stick to glue the map circle to the cardstock or cardboard. Coat with a couple layers of polyurethane, letting dry between layers. I coated both the back & front two times (I would have done one more on each but rand out of time).
  3. Use the pin of needle to put a hole through the top of the circle.
  4. Use the pliers to open the jump ring. Put the ring through the hole in the pendant. Use the pliers to close the jump ring. (You may need to leave the ring open to get the pendant on a chain, my jump ring was big enough that I didn’t need to.) Put on a chain and wear.

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3 Comments to Iron Craft Challenge #23 – Map Necklace
    • Lolly
    • This is terrific.

      And here I thought this was going to be a complicated project, but it looks pretty straight forward. I just need some Polyurethane.

      Thanks for the tute.

    • Reve
    • Very cool! Maybe this is what I'll do with the maps from Doctors without Borders. Do you think Mod Podge would work in place of polyurethane? (though I may have some polyurethane on hand anyway)

    • kat
    • Reve – I used poly because it was what I had on hand, if mod podge will stiffen the paper & not get gummy against the heat of your skin it should work just fine.

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