There is usually a lot of hometown/homestate based decor and jewelry on Pinterest, but this particular type of map necklace really caught my eye:
For some reason, I felt the need to make a bay area version of this necklace. Maybe it’s because I’ve been feeling more and more fond of Berkeley, San Francisco, and the general bay area after being holed up in the little bubble that is Cupertino for the summer. Anyway, I decided to bust out the modpodge and try to replicate this buddy. The legit way to go about doing this probably would have involved “resin” and a bunch of jewelry making techniques that I just wasn’t prepared to learn, so I was pretty happy when I found these simple plastic pendant thingies that I bought a while ago for really cheap at Michael’s. So then all I had to do was print the particular part of the map that I wanted to be on the necklace and modpodge away.
There are a surprisingly large number of video tutorials on how exactly one should modpodge things, but I feel like there’s no real set of rules to be followed. So I just put on a thick layer on both the paper and the back of the pendant and stuck them together. Then I waited for it to dry and tacked it on to the end of a the chain from another necklace. And so we arrive at the finished pendant. And the end of my first actual post.