One of the side effects of having a creative career is that its not always about just making what it is I want to make, because I want to make it. There are obligations and scheduled deadlines these days. So, I intentionally decided that I would take a week to do some creative playing last week. It's an important part of the creative process for all of us, and boy was it fun for me. One of the things I made were these woodburned pendants for Emma and me. I thought I would share how to make them, it really couldn't be easier.
You need a woodburning tool (of course), some blank wood pendants (mine are from Hobby Lobby, $1.99), and my favorite pen, a Frixion pen. I use these pens for everything- marking fabric, felt, leather, you name it. They are heat sensitive and the marks disappear with heat from an iron (or a woodburning tool).
The Frixion pen is really great for practicing what to "draw" with the wood burner. And I don't know about you, but I must practice. It's really just to get your hand and brain accostomed to making the movements of what you'll draw on the pendant.
Once the heat from the woodburning tool gets close to the drawn lines, they will disappear, but by then you're ready to draw with the tool directly on the pendant.
Tie them up with some leather cording and its a new pendant for me, now that my winter scarves are slowly being put away.