An inexpensive score at flea markets and on Etsy—usually less than $5—a vintage thimble can become a playful pendant in no time. Just use a small hammer and a two-penny nail to punch a tiny hole in the center of the thimble's top. Insert a flat head pin through the hole from the inside, so the pin's head remains inside the thimble. Twist the pin's exposed wire into a closed loop with needle-nose pliers, then use the pliers to attach a 6-mm jump ring to the loop ($1.27 for 10; consumercrafts.com). Thread the pendant onto a chain necklace ($7 for 18";brooklyncharm.etsy.com), and count the lucky recipient charmed, for sure.
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