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Co-Ed Craft Lunch: Comic Book Keychain/Necklace Pendants

Sew Woodsy: Co-Ed Craft Lunch: Comic Book Keychain/Necklace Pendants

Friday, May 27, 2011

Co-Ed Craft Lunch: Comic Book Keychain/Necklace Pendants

This past Wednesday I conducted our first ever co-ed craft lunch at work. Yes, that's right, you read it correctly; co-ed. The men always make fun of us women for our craft lunches, but we all know that deep down inside they are jealous of our craft projects. When I ran across these comic book necklace pendants at Punk Projects I knew this would be our first co-ed craft project at lunch. I immediately sent the invite via entourage and just as I suspected I got quite a bit of positive feedback. 

Since the pendants are small I went to the store prior to our lunch and bought the chip board (we used a matte board since Michael's did not have chipboard), contact paper, and I brought the jump rings and necklace rope from home. All I asked is that everyone contributed one dollar towards to cost of supplies and that everyone either a.) bring their own comic book to cut up b.) print off comic book pages from the internet. Everyone went with option "b" and a few of the ladies decided to opt out of comic books and pull from the pages of there favorite magazines! 

This is a super simple 10 minutes project. First, you will want to cut out your chip board. Then you'll want to cut out your comic (about 1/4-1/2 inch longer/wider than your chip board). Next, you will cut out contact paper that is about 1/4-1/2 inch longer/wider than your comic. Remove the paper off the contact paper and place your comic strip face down on sticky side (make sure its well centered). Then you'll want to cut slits in the corners with a pair of scissors, and start folding over your comic/contact paper on the chip board. Take a thumb tack and poke a hole in the pendant, with pliers attach one to two jump rings, add necklace or key ring if desired. You could skip the hole and jump rings and make this a magnet!

Sarah, from While They Snooze and Karen were concentrating as they constructed their pendants. 

I love how Karen's pendant turned out (and this photo)! 

Here is a picture of what Sarah's (non comic book) pendant looked like. 

Here is a picture of my pendant (sans the jump rings and necklace string). 

Kristi, from The "Unknown" Florida opted for the non-comic pendant as well. 

Thomas cutting out the contact paper for his first "keychain". 
Here is Thomas with his second "keychain"! He even grabbed materials to make a third!

Derek was hard at work making a necklace pendant for his daughter. 
Time to cut the corners and start folding the paper! 
Isn't this darling? What five year old wouldn't love this!?!? 

Here I am modeling my new comic book necklace. 

A close up. 

Hope you will give this easy project a try!

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At May 27, 2011 at 7:35 AM , Blogger Unknown said...

I love looking at these pics of your at work lunch crafting. They crack me up...and you are a super cool person to do this for your co-workers. Nice.

At May 30, 2011 at 10:07 PM , Blogger madison avenue said...

that is such a cute idea!

At May 30, 2011 at 11:48 PM , Blogger PaperVine said...

These are REALLY fun - thanks for sharing the how-to as well!

At May 31, 2011 at 1:46 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Loving the Wonder Woman ones! great idea.

At May 31, 2011 at 10:46 PM , Blogger That Crazy Ajumma said...

I need one with Jay Chou in his Kato costume, Ryan Reynolds in the Green Lantern and of course I LOVE Wonder Woman!!
Oops...There goes more money!

At June 1, 2011 at 8:43 AM , Blogger katie said...

These turned out really amazing! I love that not everyone used comic books. I'm glad you guys liked my tutorial too. :)


At June 3, 2011 at 8:54 AM , Blogger Chris said...

Cute and I love the co-ed part! My husband actually helps with some of my stuff or at least watches me. lol Thanks for sharing with Us and Them! Chris

At June 4, 2011 at 2:09 AM , Blogger Matter Of Style said...

these necklaces are super! really a great job,i love them! :D

At June 5, 2011 at 3:32 PM , Blogger AllieMakes! said...

Super fun! Great job!
Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!

At June 9, 2011 at 11:47 PM , Blogger Unknown said...

This is so cool - I love that you used comic books to make it pop art-ish and kinda kitsch with plenty of fun for both men and women. And I want to work with you - seriously, I would be SOOOO excited if someone did this for me at work... wow! Love your blog too - super-cute design! : )


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