LEARN HOW TO TURN SENTIMENTAL MEMENTOS INTO BEAUTIFUL JEWELRY
USING the KEEPSAKE PENDANT KIT
Sometimes your sentimental jewelry is no longer in a condition where it can
be repaired or it's rare stones and counterparts are irreplaceable. Keepsake
pendants can hold small mementos like birthstones, jewelry and watch parts,
photos, and other small treasures, allowing you to keep a memory alive and close
to heart. Say you have your Grandmothers pearl necklace that is aged and beyond
restringing or repair, putting the clasp and some of the pearls into a keepsake
pendant allows you to continue on the tradition and honor of wearing the
inherited jewelry. Keeping precious mementos from vacations or growing children
are another way to fill these pendants, use small shells, a swab of clothing, or
any other small treasures.
Tools & Supplies Needed:
A Keepsake Pendant Kit (Includes 2 Crystals, Bezel, Pendant Bail and
• Jewelers and
• Digital Gauge or Ruler
• Chain or Bracelet of Your
•Personal Item(s) to Fill Your Pendant
#1) Make sure the items you have picked out will fit
between the two crystals. The small size kit fit's items up to 21.0 mm in
diameter and 4.50 mm thick. The large size kit fit's items up to 34.0 mm in
diameter and 6.00 mm thick. Using a
is the best way to obtain accurate measurements. If the two crystals will
not lay flush with each other, the items enclosed are too large.
#2) Use the screwdriver to remove the screw from the top
of the bezel. Keep the screw in a safe spot until ready to re close the
pendant. The bezel can be slightly bent open to add or remove crystals, but
be careful to not over bend and misshape the metal.
#3) Lay keepsake items inside of crystal.
Jewelers glue is optional and can be used to permanently arrange items and
prevent them from moving around while wearing the pendant. Place the
remaining crystal over the top of the crystal containing your contents.
Although not required jewelers glue can be used for sealing the edge of the
two crystals by applying a small amount of glue around the crystal edges or
inside of the channel of the bezel. Allow proper time for the glue to dry
before closing the pendant. If you decide to use jewelers glue, we strongly
recommend choosing glue that can be applied with accuracy and precision.
#4) Carefully hold both crystals together and place into
the bezel. Make sure the crystal edges are flush with each other and sit
evenly between the bezel channel. If your crystal edges do not lay flush
with each other then the contents inside may to be too large for the
#5) Once the crystals are placed inside the channel of
the bezel, carefully hold the bezel so it's tight around the crystals. Place
the screw back into the threading. Tighten screw. Make sure your crystals
are in secure by applying a small amount of pressure. If they pop out,
double check that you are keeping the lip of the crystals inside the channel
when screwing the bezel shut.
#6) Take the pendant bail and snap it into place on the
bezels attachment ring. A jump ring or split ring can be used if you are
attaching the keepsake pendant to something besides a necklace, such as a
keychain or bracelet. Once the pendant bail is on you can thread your
necklace through the bail.
Your keepsake pendant is now ready to wear.
Additional Ways to Fill Your Keepsake Pendants
• Old Pocket Watch Parts
• Gold Nuggets or Diamond Rough
• Loose Gemstones
• Charms & Trinkets
• Wedding Band
• Broken Jewelry
• Lock of Hair
• Written Words or Prayer
• Ashes (Gluing Recommended)