Slide Mailer Pendants

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I’m pleased to share my newest Design Team project – these slide mailer pendants were so fun to make! They were made to be pendants on long necklaces, but they’d also make lovely ornaments. You can hang them on ribbon, on a long chain, or hang them from an ornament hook.  I included a special photo in each pendant – one of my Grandma Neva, and one of my Aunt Bobby, but you can customize both the interior and exterior of your pendants however you’d like.

Botanical Slide Mailer Pendant

Apply gesso or white craft paint to a cardboard medical slide mailer.  Let dry.

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Stamp cover of slide mailer with a stamp image from the Romantic Botanicals stamp set using Black StazOn ink. Acting quickly, immediately sprinkle gold and silver Schmincke powder on the image, giving it a light dusting.  Wait a moment or two, then dust off the excess metallic powder with a soft, dry paintbrush.

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Trim a photo to fit inside the recessed rectangular spot on the inside of the slide mailer and glue down. Use more gold Schmincke powder, water, and a paintbrush to add a metallic gold frame around the edge of the photo.  Attach a silver metal tag with the word “heart” stamped on it to the bottom of the photo, and attach a small metallic gold paper heart on the right side of the tag.

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Use an awl to poke a hole in the top center of the right side of the mailer, and run a large silver jump ring through the hole.  Finish the piece by accenting the front panel of the slide mailer pendant with gold metallic rub-ons.  Thread the jump ring with ribbon or a chain.

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Notions Slide Mailer Pendant

Apply gesso or white craft paint to a cardboard medical slide mailer.  Let dry.  Stamp cover of slide mailer with the stitched edge border stamp from the Stitches & Dots stamp set using Black StazOn ink.  Apply another layer of gesso over the top of the stamped panel – this mutes the intensity of the stitching.

Trim a photo to fit inside the recessed rectangular spot on the inside of the slide mailer and glue down.  Use 1/8” black masking tape to frame the photo in black, or simply mat the photo with black cardstock before gluing the photo down – making sure the black mat fits within the opening.

Attach a small button to the rounded section of the recessed opening with an Elmer’s Glue Spot or a glue dot.

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Use an awl to poke a hole in the top left corner of the right side of the mailer, and run a large silver jump ring through the hole. Attach three buttons to the cover panel with Glue Spots or glue dots, and thread the jump ring with ribbon or a chain.

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I hope you like these pendants as much as I do!  Please let me know if you have any questions.  I reply to all comments and questions, and am always happy to hear from you, dear readers…

Warm regards,
Melody

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6 Comments

  1. Posted January 5, 2012 at 6:10 am by Karen Pruzansky | Permalink

    These are beautiful. Although I have never seen a slide mailer before, it’s great to find alternate or reusing purposes for things.

    • Posted January 5, 2012 at 8:32 am by Melody | Permalink

      Karen,
      Thank you, so glad you like them! Slide mailer projects were all the rage a while back, and since I still had some blank ones laying about I decided to give pendants a whirl. Thank you for commenting!
      Melody

  2. Posted January 7, 2012 at 1:17 pm by Jenny Hilborne | Permalink

    They are lovely and would also make nice tags to attach to presents, with the tag a present in itself. Thank you for sharing, Mel.

    • Posted January 7, 2012 at 2:44 pm by Melody | Permalink

      Jenny,
      Thank you for your kind words, and for commenting. Gift tags are a lovely idea!
      Melody

  3. Posted January 17, 2012 at 12:21 pm by Kathleen Pequignot | Permalink

    Lovely idea. I had to tweet the link! Thanks for sharing. :)

    • Posted January 17, 2012 at 8:01 pm by Melody | Permalink

      Kathleen,
      Thank you so much! I’m so glad you like the project, and really appreciate you both commenting AND sharing the link on Twitter!
      Melody

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