You’ll Want to Make This Crystal Open Frame Hoop Pendant


We know you’ll want to make this Open Frame Hoop Pendant using Crystal Clay & Crystals. This tutorial is the third in a series of posts on how to create fun jewelry with Open Frame Hoops. This tutorial uses Crystal Clay, Rhinestone Cup Chain, a Petal Beadcap and a Crystal Chaton to create a totally different elegant yet funky look. So, this different look, in addition to the other two tutorials featured earlier this week – show just how diverse these Open Frame Hoops can be!

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The Open Frame Hoops are available in 4 sizes They are made from a durable 12 gauge brass wire with a seamless joint and are plated in copper, 24k gold and .999 fine silver. All are made and plated in the USA.

Learn How!


Materials Needed:
Variety of Open Frame Hoops
Crystal Clay Brown or Black
4.5” of Rhinestone Chain 14pp-Copper
3” of Rhinestone Chain 24pp-Copper
Beadcap 12mm Petal-Copper
Crystal Chaton 48ss

Tools Needed:
Flush Cutters

Supplies Needed:
Small Cello bag or Zip lock Bag
Wet Wipes

Step 1:
Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for the handling and mixing of the Epoxy Clay – Crystal Clay. While wearing gloves, pinch off two equal blueberry sized balls of Part A and Part B and blend together fully until the clay is no longer marbled and uniform in color. You have approximately 90-120 minutes of working time before the clay starts to harden, so take your time. Once the clay is thoroughly mixed, remove your gloves to make it easier to work with the clay.

Step 2:
Roll the ball of the Crystal Clay in the palm of your hands until it is smooth. Place your Open Frame Hoop onto a small Zip lock bag or a surface that the clay won’t stick. Place your Crystal Clay ball into the center of the Open Frame Hoop and pat it flat until it is flush with the inner edges of the hoop. You will want your clay to lay in the Open Frame Hoop nice and flat. If you have too much, remove the clay, pinch off a wee bit, roll and pat into the Open Frame Hoop again.
Note: You will want to pinch off and set aside a small ball to use during Step 7 of this tutorial.


Step 3:
Lay down your second Open Frame Hoop into the center of the Crystal Clay. Gently press it into the clay making sure it is fully adhered to the clay.


Step 4:
Now you are ready to start embedding your 4.5” of Rhinestone Chain 14pp. Begin to embed the Rhinestone Chain on the outside edge of the middle Open Frame Hoop. Continue all the way around until you overlap with the start point. Trim off any excess Rhinestone Chain with a pair of flush cutters. Gently press all of the chain into the clay making sure it is fully attached to the clay.


Step 5:
Now start to embed the Rhinestone Chain 24pp into the inside of the middle Open Frame Hoop. Continue all the way around until you overlap with the start point. Trim off any excess Rhinestone Chain with a pair of flush cutters. Gently press all of the chain into the clay making sure it is fully attached to the clay.


Step 6:
Press into the middle of the pendant the Beadcap Petal and make sure it is fully adhered to the Crystal Clay.


Step 7:
Using the small clay ball that you pinched off from Step 2, roll the clay into a smooth round ball with the palms of your hands. Place the small round ball into the center of the Beadcap Petal and press it down. You will want to press hard enough to fully adhere the clay into the beadcap.


Step 8:
Press your Crystal Chaton into the center of your clay filled Beadcap Petal.


Step 9:
Use a wet-wipe to wipe away any clay that might be on the surface of the crystals and Open Frame Hoop.


Step 10:
Use a toothpick to poke a hole into the Crystal Clay. Make your hole large enough to thread through your jumpring of choice.


Step 11:
While the clay is still wet, gently remove the Crystal Open Frame Hoop Pendant from the cello bag or Zip lock that you have been working on. Then use a wet wipe to gently clean the backside of your pendant. You can also get your finger slightly wet and smooth out the Crystal Clay on the backside to give it a nice smooth surface. Next you will want to lay the finished pendant back onto a clean section of your cello bag or zip lock to let it dry. Your pendant will cure in approximately 12 hours.

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Step 12:
Add your jumpring and you are ready for this piece to join any jewelry creation!


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