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Annie Howes

Glass Pendant Kits

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Afraid you aren’t crafty enough to make your own jewelry? Fear not, Annie Howes’ DIY pendant kit is the perfect way to create your own one-of-a-kind glass pendants without having to track down all the supplies.

Annie is a graphic designer and former art director with an eye for detail. After making these conversation-starting pendants on her own, she posted a how-to on her blog. But it dawned on her that people didn’t just want the tutorial, they wanted something with all the materials and instructions included, and her
business was born. The kits come with everything you need to make keepsake pendants (and rings, in some of the kits), along with the step-by-step instructions and a metal tin to keep the supplies organized. The premium papers that come with the kit are hand-selected by Annie.

These crafty kits are an ideal activity for preteen or teen girls—and they’re just as much fun for adults, so grab five friends for a jewelry making party and plan a girls’ night in.

— Jennifer K.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Annie
    Annie

    It's such an honor for me to have my kits featured on Daily Grommet. With these kits, anyone can easily make gorgeous glass pendants. All the materials you need are included in a

    cute tin, including select rounds of exquisite Japanese Chiyogami paper, and a full color easy-to-follow tutorial with photos of each step of the process.

    You will be amazed at how simple it is to make

    something so fabulous. I look forward to hearing what you have to say. I'll be around to answer any questions.

  • Autumn
    Autumn
    2/9/2009 12:13 PM

    Hi Annie,

    congrats on a job well done:) I think these are really great presents to have,

    Cheers,

    Autumn

  • Deborah
    Deborah
    2/9/2009 12:16 PM

    What a great idea. I was stealing Sarah's idea and tried to purchase for my daughter's birthday party and there weren't enough left. Now that is the sign of a great product. Way to go Ladies.

  • Heather
    Heather
    2/9/2009 12:19 PM

    What a great gift idea! I love the pendant designs and the packaging is so cute!

  • Leon Gottfried
    Leon Gottfried
    2/9/2009 12:22 PM

    Way to go! My wife had her daughter, daughter-in-law, and her mom in for a ladies' pendant party one night and they had a ball--made me sooo jealous!

  • joanne
    joanne – Grommet Team
    2/9/2009 12:25 PM

    @debbie....If you are looking for birthday party quantities and our inventory won't accommodate that , please contact me directly: joanne@dailygrommet.com and we'd be happy to help you make those arrangements.

  • Barbara
    Barbara – Grommet Team
    2/9/2009 12:25 PM

    What a great idea for a ladies night! This plus some food and wine sound like the perfect ingredients for a fun and relaxing evening -- what we all need sometimes...

  • Katherine
    Katherine
    2/9/2009 12:26 PM

    These sold out in 16 minutes!? I'm not surprised, this is a great find at a GREAT PRICE! I am staying tuned because I'm sure you'll be able to put more kits together for those of us who still want one or two!! -- QUESTION for when you do...if you buy multiple kits are the papers inside different or the same from kit to kit? Super cute product Annie!!

  • Marcy Robb
    Marcy Robb
    2/9/2009 12:37 PM

    What a fantastic idea! I want a kit!

  • sharon
    sharon
    2/9/2009 12:47 PM

    These are wonderful kits. Really fun and excellent quality and price. PLUS, Annie Howes does such a great job-really super to order from her! She will always provide you with wonderful service and a super product. Love these kits!!

  • joanne
    joanne – Grommet Team
    2/9/2009 12:48 PM

    @Katherine...Yes, we were able to get more pendant kits from Annie Howes. Now we should have plenty of inventory for birthday parties and other larger orders. Please allow us an extra day or two to turn around the new orders.

  • Natasha
    Natasha
    2/9/2009 12:48 PM

    This is stellar. I am such a HUGE fan of your work!! I totally want this kit and want to share it with all my friends. Thanks so much for creating this..

  • Annie
    Annie – Special Guest
    2/9/2009 12:54 PM

    Thanks everyone! I'm so happy to be here today :o)

    All the kits will have the same papers as pictured in the feature.

  • Flora
    Flora
    4/3/2011 3:12 AM

    @Annie Howes:

    Annie,You are so successful and i am so honored to be your ball chain supplier.Hope to get your continuously support!

    This is Flora (NOTE: the rest of this comment has been edited to comply with Daily Grommet's no-advertising policy)

  • Laura Gottfried-Letsche
    Laura Gottfried-Letsche
    11/10/2011 1:32 PM

    @Annie Howes: So proud of my sister!! Another amazing product!!

  • Andrea Baker
    Andrea Baker
    2/9/2009 1:32 PM

    I'm so glad to see a wonderful etsy seller and a wonderful friend featured! Annie is such a great example for all of us in the business world.

  • Nancy Reilly
    Nancy Reilly
    2/9/2009 1:40 PM

    Annie, you rock! What a terrific idea! Ladies, let's not forget the little boys who could make these for Valentine's or for their moms and grandmas! So cool!

  • Sandi
    Sandi
    2/9/2009 1:44 PM

    Congratulations Annie!!! Great job!

  • Jama
    Jama
    2/9/2009 1:45 PM

    Annie's an awesome lady and her pendants (and kits) are so much fun!

  • Jules
    Jules – Grommet Team
    2/9/2009 2:01 PM

    I think I would use wrapping paper for my pendant, or photos that I print out on the computer. Or maybe just go looking for cool patterns on a site like www.papersource.com But Annie's choices look really good too.

  • sharon
    sharon
    2/9/2009 2:13 PM

    Just wanted to add "congrats" to Annie on her great job with her work. AND she is an AWESOME, extra nice and extremely helpful person....Yea, Annie!!!

  • Tracey
    Tracey
    2/9/2009 2:30 PM

    Annie, I love your pendant kit idea. I actually love this idea for my boys and their friends. They love arts and crafts and wearing necklaces. They would love these and we could do a "boy" themed necklaces. Fabulous! Much success.

  • Annie
    Annie – Special Guest
    2/9/2009 2:35 PM

    The possibilities really are endless. Important note, when using you're own images print from a color laser printer so the image doesn't smear. Many office stores offer this service if you don't have your own laser printer. The results are fabulous!

  • Lisa
    Lisa
    2/9/2009 2:58 PM

    My daughter received one of these kits for Christmas and has had a marvellous time with it!! Annie, you're a great success story!! You go grrl!

  • Ray
    Ray
    2/9/2009 3:05 PM

    This is such a great idea! Absolutly LOVE IT! Great price too.

  • Michael Nino
    Michael Nino
    2/9/2009 3:07 PM

    I love the idea!

    I have many nieces and nephews who would love a craft project like this!

    Ive known Annie for over 5 years now through a flower forum and must add that her creativity is only surpassed by her bubbly personality and terrific sense of humor.

    Luv it Annie!! ;)

    Michael

  • Denita Cherry
    Denita Cherry
    2/9/2009 3:29 PM

    I've seen these first hand and Annie is an awesome designer! She even makes her own glass! These are fun, fun, fun for kids and adults alike! Think groups, sororities, book clubs, girl scouts----what fun they could have on a girl's night in making these fabulous pendants! From one KY gal to another------You Go Girl!

  • Great Idea for a site!
    Great Idea for a site!
    2/9/2009 3:35 PM

    Great Idea for a site!

  • Lisa Portenga
    Lisa Portenga
    2/9/2009 3:44 PM

    Annie (or Cootie as I kindly refer to her as) is just awesome in everything she does. WTG lady!

  • Elizabeth
    Elizabeth
    2/9/2009 3:51 PM

    Such a cool kit! It's great that it's all packaged together. Wouldn't this make such a fun girls-night-in project?

  • Jen O'Hanlon
    Jen O'Hanlon
    2/9/2009 4:06 PM

    I love the idea to make these at a party!

  • Carley Haber
    Carley Haber
    2/9/2009 5:39 PM

    Everything Annie sells is terrific and so is she. My mom ADORES her and her beautiful glass. You will love anything and everything you order from her.

  • Melanie
    Melanie
    2/9/2009 5:41 PM

    Everything Annie makes is just fabulous! Her make your own kits are so much fun!

  • Annie
    Annie – Special Guest
    2/9/2009 6:40 PM

    Thank you everybody for saying such nice things about the kits!

  • Laura Gottfried- Letsche
    Laura Gottfried- Letsche
    2/9/2009 7:58 PM

    Annie's things are amazing - and I'm not just talking as a proud sister - but, I very much AM a proud sister!! ANYWAY - Everything I've seen that she's made or sold has been downright gorgeous - and you can't go wrong with her kits!

  • Vanessa
    Vanessa
    2/9/2009 9:16 PM

    Annie, your kits look amazing!

  • Carol Sandra
    Carol Sandra
    2/9/2009 11:01 PM

    I love this idea for a pre-teen gift. Wonder what other materials could be used such as fabric instead of paper,

  • mule lady
    mule lady
    2/9/2009 11:02 PM

    Annie is passionate about her work. I believe she has amazed herself in what she has acheived. Im not amazed, Im totally impressed!She keeps the bar high and never loses that forward impulsion to get it done.Way to go and many congrats on today and future successes.hee haw

  • Annie
    Annie – Special Guest
    2/10/2009 12:33 AM

    Fabric will work great, too! As long as you can cut a circle :o)

    Thank you all for such encouraging comments. It's been a fabulous day!

  • Jane
    Jane
    4/9/2011 12:37 PM

    @Annie Howes: Any specifications on usable fabric? I would love to make pendants to match my clothes. I'd like to wear a print skirt, for instance, with a solid top, and wear a pendant that matches the skirt. Anything else I need to know about using fabric instead of paper?

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    4/9/2011 2:39 PM

    @Jane: I have been in touch with Annie and she says:

    Fabric can be used and it's a trial end error because it depends on the type of fabric. Thin fabric will absorb the glaze more readily than thick or densely woven fabric. In the end, if the results aren't satisfactory, the pendant can be soaked, the glass and fabric cleaned and dried, and a fresh attempt can be made.

    A separate product in my product line is called Glamour Glue, http://www.anniehowes.com/091.html, which is an excellent alternative to using Glamour Glaze and works really nicely with most fabrics, from cotton to silk and even leather. It's thicker than the glaze and has superior adhesion. It dries amazingly clear. It's also water resistant.

    I know using fabric is a popular twist on making the pendants and the results are beautiful.

  • Jenee
    Jenee
    2/10/2009 10:28 AM

    This is a REALLY cool idea! I can't wait to personalize them for friends.

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    1/10/2010 11:20 AM

    These kits come with everything you will need to make six decorative glass pendants, the specialized glues and glazes, decorative paper, glass tiles and the silver bail for hanging. Here are the instructions for making the pendants. Clicking on the below link will open a PDF document.

    Annie Howes Glass Pendant Tutorial

  • angie potter
    angie potter
    11/29/2010 6:05 PM

    love this site!not 2 exspensive,but quality&beautiful.

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    11/29/2010 6:45 PM

    @angie potter: We're glad that you found us!!

  • Debby
    Debby
    10/16/2011 8:37 AM

    Accidentally stumble across this site and item. Love this idea. Hope to use as a family girls' Tea activity with my daughters and daughters-in-law. Thanks for such a wonderful kit idea.

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    10/16/2011 10:32 AM

    @Debby: Welcome, we're glad that your internet adventures took you here today. This kit would be a great activity with your girls!

  • Leon Gottfried
    Leon Gottfried
    11/10/2011 1:12 PM

    Annie, we are so proud of the work you do and the beautiful things that you help others make! Congratulations, and keep up the good work.

  • nicole
    nicole
    11/10/2011 1:16 PM

    All of Annie's projects are fun and really get the creative side out of people. Her glass is excellent quality.

  • Kathryn
    Kathryn
    11/10/2011 1:17 PM

    Annie's kits are extra fabulous! Thank you for sharing them :D

  • Ellencf
    Ellencf
    11/10/2011 1:18 PM

    in the party kit, how many pendants can be made?

  • Annie
    Annie – Special Guest
    11/10/2011 1:21 PM

    Hi Ellen, the party kit makes 20 pieces to create 5 pendants, 5 rings and 10 magnets.

  • Cindy
    Cindy
    11/10/2011 1:30 PM

    Is it possible to use your own paper item (like a small piece of map for example)to make it truly customized?

  • Celeste (Crickets)
    Celeste (Crickets)
    11/10/2011 1:34 PM

    Wow, these are awesome!!!

  • Annie
    Annie – Special Guest
    11/10/2011 1:35 PM

    Hi Cindy! Absolutely! I recommend using printed images such as those from books and magazines, even scrapbook paper.

    If you want to use your own prints, I recommend using prints from a color laser printer.

  • Marcy
    Marcy
    11/10/2011 1:40 PM

    Gorgeous!!

  • Rhonda Thorn Photography
    Rhonda Thorn Photography
    11/10/2011 1:41 PM

    Love Annie's kits!! Also adorable profile picture. :-)

  • Marguerite
    Marguerite
    11/10/2011 1:45 PM

    I am confused. In the photos, it looks like the glass is put into a metal setting, but in the instructions I don't see any reference to settings. Are settings for the pendants included, or is it just the glass and the bails?

  • Annie
    Annie – Special Guest
    11/10/2011 1:49 PM

    @Marguerite Donnelly: There are different kits with different components to them. The two kits with the word "Bezel" in the title contain the settings that you put the glass into. The other glass kits do not, but rather have the bails for stringing a chain through.

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    11/10/2011 1:50 PM

    @Marguerite Donnelly: This is the second time that we are featuring Annie Howes' pendants. The first time, we only featured the glass pendants (no metal setting). This time we are featuring both. The ones that say 'Glass and Bezel' have the metal setting (bezel) included, the others don't.

    Here are some additional pictures of what a finished pendant will look like:

    With a Bezel:



    Square Glass with Chiyogami Papers:



    Square Glass with Florentine Papers:

  • Dana
    Dana
    11/10/2011 2:00 PM

    Truly a work of art!

  • Suzanne
    Suzanne
    11/10/2011 2:09 PM

    Could you tell me exactly what comes in each kit? I'm not sure about how many of the components are there. I love the idea of these pendants and will certainly consider purchasing one or two when I know all the details!

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    11/10/2011 2:11 PM

    @Suzanne: Did you see what was listed on our details tab? The details tab can be found below the video but above the story. Let us know if you need more information than what is listed there.

  • Kate
    Kate
    11/10/2011 2:25 PM

    Just bought one of these kits for my daughter - she is going to love it!

  • Lara
    Lara
    11/10/2011 3:03 PM

    What a great idea.

  • Brenda
    Brenda
    11/10/2011 3:37 PM

    Annie's kits and tutorials and supplies are really amazing - I'm a very happy repeat customer!

  • Corinna
    Corinna
    11/10/2011 3:47 PM

    I love all of Annie Howes' products. I've tried others in the past, but keep coming back to her. Amazing quality and customer service. Can't be beat!

  • Kathryn
    Kathryn
    11/10/2011 3:52 PM

    Could you please give the measurements of each of the pendant shapes? I couldn't find that info listed anywhere. Thanks!

  • Annie
    Annie – Special Guest
    11/10/2011 4:28 PM

    @Kathryn:

    The Petite Party Pack has a variety of sizes and shapes, as does the Resin Kit.

    The Glass Pendant Kits without the bezel settings measure 7/8" square.

    The Glass & Bezel kit with oval glass measure 22mm x 30mm and 30mm x 40mm, and the glass and bezel kit makes 1" square and circle pendants.

    These measurements are all the sizes of the glass.

  • Lisa in NZ
    Lisa in NZ
    11/10/2011 4:03 PM

    I have bought many of these kits for gifts and they are AWESOME. They are well-presented, simple to use and the end result is beautiful even if you have no craft ability whatsoever. Best of all, Annie Howes will customise your kit if need be. These kits ship in a timely fashion, the instructions are easy to follow and the materials are of a very high quality. I highly recommend these kits and Annie Howes as a supplier.

  • Carol
    Carol
    11/10/2011 6:19 PM

    Wow, your kits are so complete. Great to see you selling here too. Everyone should be able to have access to your wonderful kits.

  • Doree
    Doree
    11/11/2011 12:32 AM

    Love Annie's kits and all her supplies!

  • Vicki
    Vicki
    11/11/2011 12:57 AM

    How many gifts can you make with the petite party pack?

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    11/11/2011 11:17 AM

    @Vicki: The Petite Party pack will make 10 magnets, 5 adjustable rings, and 5 scrabble pendants.

  • Mary
    Mary
    11/11/2011 3:44 AM

    I read the comments about the petite party pack-but still don't get how much a pack would "service". Thanks

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    11/11/2011 11:19 AM

    @Mary: The details tab (found under the video but above the story) generally has more of the nuts and bolts information about a Grommet. The Petite Party pack will make 10 magnets, 5 adjustable rings, and 5 scrabble pendants. So it will service up to 20 people making one item each.

  • Allison Cecil
    Allison Cecil
    11/11/2011 4:01 AM

    These look so fun and the quality looks amazing!

  • Jennifer
    Jennifer
    11/11/2011 9:23 AM

    Can you use photos for these rather than the inculded paper?

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    11/11/2011 11:21 AM

    @Jennifer: No problem, but when using your own images print from a color laser printer so the image doesn't smear. Many office stores offer this service if you don't have your own laser printer.

  • Karen Helmrich
    Karen Helmrich
    11/11/2011 12:39 PM

    What a great idea! Thanks so much!

  • Lisa Hopkins
    Lisa Hopkins
    11/11/2011 12:58 PM

    These kits look fantastic and they are beautifully packaged. What a great gift idea.

  • Kate Gatski
    Kate Gatski
    11/11/2011 3:34 PM

    what a fantastic idea! perfect gift!

  • molly
    molly
    11/11/2011 7:33 PM

    ooo so pretty!

  • Angelika Armstrong
    Angelika Armstrong
    11/11/2011 8:09 PM

    Very pretty, Annie, love your style.

  • Bridgette
    Bridgette
    11/11/2011 8:40 PM

    LOVE Annie and her wonderful creations!! I have a kit that I am saving to make some pieces with my niece!! This is a wonderful read!!

  • Joy
    Joy
    11/15/2011 1:07 PM

    Is it possible to use photos to make these pendants?

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    11/15/2011 1:21 PM

    @Joy: Yes you can use photos printed on paper but you need to print them from a color laser printer so the image doesn't smear. Many office stores offer this service if you don't have your own laser printer.

  • Kathleen
    Kathleen
    12/7/2011 10:34 AM

    Are these kid friendly for ages 9 and 10. Thanks

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    12/7/2011 11:10 AM

    @Kathleen: Absolutely. This is a perfect activity for 9 and 10 year olds. They will be very proud of their creations.

  • Stacy W.
    Stacy W.
    12/19/2011 12:25 PM

    Just made my necklaces. Yes, it's simple enough for an older child to do (with supervision) but it was loads of fun for an adult as well. It was easy to do (even for a clutz like me) and the end product is lovely. I highly recommend this kit to anyone considering it.

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    12/19/2011 1:21 PM

    @Stacy W.: That's wonderful! We are so glad you enjoyed the experience and the end product.

  • Kal
    Kal
    3/9/2012 3:44 PM

    Hello,

    I am very much impressed with these kits. I need some more information on the same. What does the petite party pack include ? is it all inclusive of what other kits have or something special for party etc ?

    What is resin pendant kit ? Need some details. Does all of the kits include the rings or only some ? which are they ?

    And last but not the least, which is a good kit to give as a gift for an adult ?

    Please clarify so that I will be able to place the right order accordingly.

    Thank you in advance

    Kalp

  • Chew-Hoong
    Chew-Hoong – Grommet Team
    3/12/2012 3:35 PM

    @Kal: Thank you for your interest. Good news; the answers to your questions are found in the DETAILS tab (under video) of the page where the Grommet is featured. As to which kit to select for an adult, they are all great. You might want to find out the materials, textures, design & shape of pendants your gift recipient enjoys.

  • Marty Fletcher
    Marty Fletcher
    4/19/2012 5:25 AM

    Question, looks like a great birthday gift for my daughter, is this lead free and safe for her to wear? She's 9 by the way.

  • Chew-Hoong
    Chew-Hoong – Grommet Team
    4/19/2012 1:42 PM

    @Marty Fletcher: Great question. Annie wants to reassure you that her pendants are lead and nickel free. What a beautiful treat for your daughter.

  • Billie
    Billie
    10/24/2012 12:50 PM

    Are there supplies available to make our own pendents, like at a gift store like Michaels, or do we just keep ordering from the artist?

  • Chew-Hoong
    Chew-Hoong – Grommet Team
    10/25/2012 1:45 AM

    @Billie Frye: The materials are specially put together by Annie Howes to make sure you create one-of-a-kind glass pendants.

  •  Nanny
    Nanny
    10/24/2012 5:07 PM

    Instead of using papers, i would like to use hair. This is a very personal project for my granddaughters whose mother passed away.

    Is this suitable to use or can you recommend another type pendant.

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