Sparkling Sunset Blank of the Month Jewelry Pendants with Iron-on-Ink

Hello crafters. I’m Design Team Member Naomi, and I’m here today with a dazzling Blank of the Month project. For this Iron-on-Ink project I will be using Sublimation Markers Markers along with July's featured blank, Jewelry Pendants. While these are advertised as Jewelry Pendants, they are very versatile, so follow along to learn more details behind the project! 

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sublimation jewelry pendant

What is Artesprix Iron-on-Ink?

Artesprix Sublimation Markers, Ink, and Paint are specially formulated to allow you to use basic copy paper to: color, stamp, stencil, and monoprint anything you wish and turn it into a heat-transferable design. These designs are then applied to a polyester or polyester coated substrate with heat and pressure. You can use a heat press or a home iron! These designs, through this process of sublimation, will become permanent on your substrates.


sublimation stamp pad Artesprix Markers jewelry pendant


Sublimation Jewelry Pendant Blanks

Sublimation Markers

Sublimation Stamp Pads : Orange, Green, and Yellow

Flat-back Rhinestones or Pearls (small)

Plain Copy Paper

Heat Tape

Protective Paper


Gem or Rhinestone Glue 

Rhinestone Picker or Wax Pencil

Small Blending Brush

Pendant Chain

Heat Press

Step-by-Step Tutorial:
Step 1: Remove the white metal circular portion of the blank from the pendant, this is the part you will transfer your design to. Use a pencil to trace around the circle pendant insert on a piece of copy paper.

jewelry pendants template on plain paper

Pro Tip #1: Make several templates. This will give you extra to work with in case you are not crazy about your initial designs. 

Step 2: Create a sunset background for your scene by using a blending brush to add orange and yellow ink to the top and green ink to the bottom of each circle.


sublimation stamp ink blended on plain paper

Step 3: Use a black sublimation marker to make a tree trunk and branches inside of the circles.

sublimation stamp pad and marker design on plain paper

Pro Tip #2: You can use a pencil first to sketch the details, and then trace over with your black sublimation marker. Pencil will not transfer or have an adverse affect on your design. 

Step 4: (Optional) Use a brown sublimation marker (or ink pad) to fill in the tree trunk and branches. 

secured metal pendants to artesprix design

Step 5: When you’re happy with your design, place the pendant circles, white side down, over the designs and tape using the heat tape.

Step 6: Let’s make our "sublimation sandwich" so that we can press our design onto the pendant blank. Place a sheet of protective paper on your work surface. Add the secured project with the design/paper on top, to the protective paper. Lastly, add another sheet of protective paper on the top to protect your heat platen from unwanted ink. 

sublimation project with protective paper before transfer

Step 7: Turn on your heat press and set the temperature to 400℉
with the timer set to 40 seconds.

Step 8: Place the “sublimation sandwich” over and place it on the heat press.

Pro Tip #3: The pendants are metal and will be very hot. Use a heat glove to remove from the heat press.

before and after artesprix sublimation project

Step 9:  Once your transfer time is finished, do a “peek test” by lifting just one corner of the paper to see if the design transferred. If it did, you are good to go. If your transfer is not bright and vivid, press again. 

adding jewels to finished Artesprix transfer

Step 10: (Optional) When cool, adhere rhinestones with gem glue to the pendant design to form the “leaves” on the trees. Let the rhinestones cure for at least 2 hours.

Pro Tip #4: A wax pencil or a rhinestone picker are great for picking up the stones and adding them to your design.

finished transferred design with included hardware

Step 12:  Remove the adhesive backing on the metal insert and secure the insert that you created onto the base.

Step 13: Add a chain to the pendants to finish off your pieces.


artesprix sublimation jewelry pendant with stamp pads

I created a set of three pendants for my daughters and I. They are really pretty and I love that we can trade them between us to wear with different outfits. You could also turn these into earrings, or key chains, endless options with the July Blank of the Month. 

artesprix sublimation jewelry pendant with iron-on-ink

For more fascinating ideas for your next Iron-on-Ink project, check out the Artesprix Blog. Let us know if you try this project or style by using the #Artesprix & #IrononInk or post your project to the Artesprix Facebook Group. And don’t forget to order your sublimation pendants soon because once July is gone, so are these beauties.

If you want to learn more about me, visit my About Me here.

Now, go make something dazzling!

Naomi Garcia

**This post may contain affiliate links. That means that I may receive compensation if you purchase through the links I have provided. The price you pay for the product or service is not higher, but I may get compensated.** 


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