Make pie chart paper pendants | How About Orange

November 07, 2012

Make pie chart paper pendants

If charts, graphs and metrics are your thing, you might enjoy crafting some pie chart pendants. They're made entirely of paper. Oh, and a little glue, thread and a jump ring if you want to get technical. Which you probably do, if you're the kind of person who likes pie charts.

With a punch (I used a 1" circle), cut out about 12 circles of cardstock. You can add as many circles to the pendant as needed to get the thickness you want, of course. The ones I made are 1/8" thick.

Glue the circles into a stack one at a time. Be sure you get the glue all the way to the edges, and use just a small amount so things don't get messy. Stop at the half-way point.

Double a small length of thread and tie it to a jump ring. Make sure the opening in the ring isn't covered by the thread. Glue the thread to the paper stack with the ring sticking out, then keep adding layers on top until the pendant is the desired thickness.

Cut some wedges of colored paper for the top layer and glue them on. When all the glue is dry, the paper pendant will be very hard.

To seal it, you can brush it with polycrylic or Triple Thick. To make a shiny, glass-like surface, try some Mod Podge Dimensional Magic, Aleene's Paper Glaze, or Diamond Glaze. Test the products first on a scrap of paper to make sure colors won't bleed.

The little DIY color-blocked necklaces are cute and light-weight. Just don't wear them in the shower!

26 comments:

Tina from A Few Pretty Things said...

I love the idea!

Grandma G said...

Aww... cute! Inspired by Alex?

Mum

Kat said...

I love the colours you've used, I'm definitely going to try making a couple, thanks for sharing :)

Jessica Jones said...

Mum, he's more of a line graph guy.

Zen said...

I think this looks like candy! :D

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Unknown said...

Love these, very cute!

Reza said...

Really cute! Know what would make 'em cuter? If there were text in each section. You know, like 80% Love, 15% Adoration, 5% Looks. That kind of thing.

ines said...

Tell me please, where can i buy MOD PODGE online? I love your ideas! Thanks for sharing!

Jessica Jones said...

You can get some from Amazon.com. Or probably lots of places.

Debie Grace said...

This is such a cute idea!

Live a Colorful Life said...

Looks like a great craft project to do with a granddaughter! She would love one of these.

Blooms And Bugs said...

They remind me of candy! So fun

LiEr said...

These are brilliant, Jess! I am such a sucker for circles and anything round and these are round AND Math AND jewelry. Whoa! Very cool.

kim said...

What a cute idea!!
What kind of glue did you use for the paper discs? A glue stick wouldn't work I guess....
I can get the Mod Podge and I have most of the other stuff.
This would be a great gift idea for a friend :)

Jessica Jones said...

I used Tombow Aqua clear gel glue (in the photo in the post with the blue cap.) I got it at Office Max. Here it is at Amazon:
www.amzn.to/T2ATu1

You might need something a little better than a glue stick. Elmers white glue might work if your paper doesn't get too wrinkly. Just put on a really thin layer.

Simsim said...

Brilliant idea! Definitely going to try this!!

able mabel said...

Hey! Those are pretty cool!

Jessica Jones said...

Thanks!

H K said...

Cool i always thought people use some sort of glass or plastic to make shiny these surfaces.

Nathalie said...

Hello, I'am french and I found it very beautiful. This idea Is very original !

kim said...

I had to mail order the glue because I can't find it in Canada. It arrived today so I can't wait to get started on this project. I had the paper discs cut out a week ago! :)

jalsoj said...

Cute! Cute! Cute! Definitely be making. Thc for sharing!

Anonymous said...

could you use layers of clear nail varnish instead of mod podge???

Jessica Jones said...

You could; the surface would just be flat instead of raised / dimensional.

miss~nance said...

Very cute...

Designer Pendants said...

I love the pendants! I will definitely be making some of these. So cute. What a fun variation. Love the pandents!

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