Alcohol Ink Pendants – How To Make Them

Make beautiful 'Moon Glow' alcohol ink pendants using kitchen tin foil.

Alcohol ink pendants are my latest arty happening!

After seeing someone online doing crafty things with ordinary tin foil, I thought it would be fun to try and make some jewellery using that technique.

My previous post was also about using alcohol inks - you can find it by clicking here.

I have been making bottle cap necklaces for years and so I was inspired to use the bottle caps I have in my stash of resources to create some alcohol ink pendants.

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To help you create your own alcohol ink pendants, I have made a YouTube video.

A link to the video can be found below.  I have also added some Amazon links further down, for some of the resources I used in the video.

I do get a very teeny commission if people buy from Amazon, however, there is nothing promoted on this blog that I have not used myself and can genuinely recommend.

alcohol ink pendants
alcohol ink pendants
alcohol ink pendants

To create the alcohol ink pendants
I have designed, you will need:

  • Ordinary heavy duty kitchen foil
  • Alcohol inks in several colours
  • Alcohol Blending Solution
  • Craft bottle caps
  • A tool to punch a hole in the bottle cap
  • One 9 mm split ring per pendant
  • Some stringing material
    (I used an 18 inch curb chain)
  • Some Diamond Glaze
  • Some tacky glue 

So easy to make
and perfect for
giving or selling.

alcohol ink pendants

Below are the alcohol inks I used to tint the foil for the pendants.

I ordered them online from www.keeponcrafting.co.uk

Keep on Crafting has a brilliant range of colours in stock; if you live near enough to the shop to visit in person, I would recommend going along to look at what owner Mandy Shedden has on the shelf.

I also got the alcohol blending solution and the Diamond Glaze from Keep On Crafting. I have been using Diamond Glaze to attach the glass overlays to my bottle cap pendants for years. 

After trying many other glues, I found Diamond Glaze is the one that works the best for me.

 

alcohol ink pendants

These inks are available from www.keeponcrafting.co.uk in Bury St Edmunds Suffolk. 

The EuroPunch Pliers from Amazon (below) will
easily punch a 1.8mm hole in your bottle caps.

I have had mine for a couple of years and have still 
not had to replace the punch pin, even though I
have pierced hundreds of bottle caps.

The black bottle caps (below) come with
sticky resin domes.

Resin is fine but I prefer the weight of glass domes rather
than resin.

Glass domes are available online.

 

The one inch circle punch (below)
makes cutting out your foil circles
really easy.

You can of course cut them with 
scissors - however, I found that too
fiddly and inaccurate.

Have you used alcohol inks? We at funcraftstodoathome.com would love to know how you use yours so leave a comment and let us know.

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These alcohol ink pendants are another adventure in my arty explorations - I am sure there will be more soon!

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