Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Sand Dollar Pendant

This sand dollar pendant is easy to make and is a great keepsake from a beach trip!
On one of my trips to the Gulf coast,  there were a lot of sand dollars washed up on the beach. I did NOT kill them!!! They had already met their demise.
Some were small enough to fit on a Scrabble tile so I decided to make pendants. 
Here's what you'll need to make the pendant...
sand dollar
Scrabble tile
E6000 glue
White acrylic paint
Black acrylic paint
Diamond Glaze

The How To:

The sand dollars are a dark color...
 I gave it a couple of coats of white acrylic paint...

I painted the Scrabble tile black...

Once both of those pieces dried, I glued the sand dollar to the tile.
Then I added a few coats of Diamond Glaze. This works as a sealer to protect the piece and gives it a nice thick coating.
I finished it off by gluing a bail to the back.
  Super easy!!!
The hardest part of this project was finding the sand dollars!

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  1. I love it! It's rare for me to find a sand dollar that small. There is a guy at a local craft bazaar who sells these shalacked sand dollars that I bought and love to wear when I remember. But it's probably as big as my fist!

  2. So glad to know you didn't go out on a sand dollar killing spree, lol. This turned out really nice, love the white/black contrast. Thanks for sharing at our party today.

  3. What a great idea! I'll be looking for tiny sand dollars next time I go to the beach!

  4. Very sweet! Thanks for sharing at Things I've Done Thursday.

  5. I love this craft, and your blog is great. That is why I want to share you with others. I am tagging you in an effort to get to know you and your blog better. Have fun, and take your took me a week, Lori

  6. Such a great idea. A little beach keepsake for those of us who don't live near the beach.

  7. That's so cool! I've never been able to find one in Myrtle Beach. I guess I could always buy one though, right? Thanks for sharing at Shine on Fridays!

  8. thank you for this tutorial. I don't know if I can find any here on the coast of Connecticut but I'm sure going to look anyway. thanks, Linda

  9. I love your sand dollar uniquely gorgeous and beautifully created. I am now a follower of your blog and look forward to return visits. I invite you to join me as well on my blog at
    Hugs, Gayle.

  10. Gorgeous!!! I love anything beach related!

    Visitng again from,

  11. Gorgeous! I think sand dollar seem a little magical.

  12. I do not often find (intact) sand dollars on the (SoCal) beaches by me. Those teeny ones are fabulous, as is your idea. Thanks.

    Following ...
    Mary @ Sea Quilts

  13. Beautiful pendant! Thanks for coming to our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." We hope you'll be back next week! -The Sisters

  14. How neat! Wish we had some around here!

  15. You always have creative ideas, Virginia! Thanks for sharing and i hope you have a fab weekend.


  16. This is such a great project! I love it's simplicity. In fact, it's downright cinchy ... and would be perfect at our "It's a Cinch" multi-blog link party. The link stays open until midnight Friday and when you link at one blog, you're automatically linked up to the party's five co-hosts ...

    Hope to see you at the party!



    1. So glad to see you at the Cinch party ... what can I get you? Red or white?


  17. What an awesome idea! Thanks so much for the tutorial! I need to use this idea for Mother's Day!

    Thanks for linking to the party.


  18. That really is the perfect beach trip memento. Thanks so much for sharing this at our party!

  19. What a great idea - my girls are always finding great shells on the beach and would love to do this!

    Thanks for joining our Cinch party.

    New Linky follower


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