Make Your Own Vera Bradley Pattern Pendants from Upcycled Catalogs {Guest Post featuring A Revived Life}

Make Your Own Vera Bradley Pattern Pendants from Upcycled Catalogs {Guest Post featuring A Revived Life}

I am inspired by so many projects each and every day, but this one just makes me so giddy I can hardly contain myself. I am a huge fan of Vera Bradley and get excited when the catalog arrives each season showing off the latest and greatest new patterns. Though some will disagree, I personally adore the quilted patterns {each and every one of them}. Well my brilliant friend Heather, from A Revived Life, adores them too and came up with a fabulous way to upcycle her catalogs to make Vera Bradley Patterned Pendants.
{a girl after my own heart}
I’m delighted to have Heather here today sharing just how incredibly easy it is to make your own Vera Bradley accessories to match the trendiest new handbag styles. {all while doing your part to reduce, reuse and recycle}

Hi everyone! I’m Heather from A Revived Life. I am so honored to be guest posting with Stephanie Lynn today at Under The Table and Dreaming.

A Revived Life is where I share my recycled and revived furniture and home decor projects. Somewhere along the way I began sharing my love for making jewelry, too, and now I am going to share with all of you, my DIY Vera Bradley Pendants. I hope you like them as much I do and will stop by A Revived Life for more fun projects!

So, as I was thumbing through my latest Vera Bradley catalog and dreaming of which bag, wallet or wristlet I can’t live without…then, I got an idea.

These little pattern samples in the back of the catalog were just too pretty to end up in the recycle bin…

So, I cut them out…

Painted my wood squares from JoAnn’s…and then I Modge Podged the pattens onto the squares.

After they dried, I drilled a small hole for my jump ring then I Diamond Glazed them and let them dry overnight…I added the jump ring a toggle and some chain…and this is what it turned out like:

I am thinking these would be a great Christmas gift with a matching wristlet or bag…I might even make some into key chains.

I really love them all…I hope you do too!
Thanks so much to Stephanie Lynn for letting me share this with all of her readers at Under The Table and Dreaming, it means a lot to me! ~ Heather

Heather can be found at A Revived Life – I hope you’ll stop by and say Hi!

Patterns Courtesy of the Vera Bradley Winter 2011 Catalog
Thanks so much for visiting today, Heather – you have my mind spinning and I can’t wait to try these! With new catalogs each season, you’ll always have the latest patterns too – how cool! I love the gift idea as well. Even if your not that fond of the bags themselves, the patterns sure do make adorable pendants. What would your favorite pattern be?

Have a wonderful Thursday my friends ~ Enjoy.

p.s. If you’re a fan, the Vera Bradley Online Outlet is now open and all items are $29.99 – plus a little birdie let me know October 1st and 2nd, Poppy Fields and Sittin’ in a Tree will be 60% off on Vera Bradley.Com!


  1. Ooooh, very pretty, and what a great idea.

  2. Havent been here in a while, but as always you rock!!! Keep up the great work!!

  3. Thank You Stephanie Lynn so, so much for this opportunity. I am truly honored. I really love Vera Bradley…so I will be Outlet shopping later:) Thanks again!

  4. What a fun idea!! I love that you used the catalog!!

  5. Stephanie

    Just love the the necklace. Just lovely!


  6. So pretty, you’re right-they were too nice just to recycle.

  7. What a beautiful idea! I was so sad when I learned that Vera Bradley products are no longer made in the USA…. (it explains why my newer purse wore out before my old purse…)

  8. Such pretty designs!
    Fabulous idea!

  9. Hi 🙂
    They are very pretty.
    One thing…you do it on both sides?? (Curiosity)
    “Sorry my english”

  10. Wow Peggy – I had no idea…That was always one of the things I loved about the brand and never thought they would change. I’m off to check it out – See how much I’ve been paying attention. Tx

  11. Love these!

  12. So very clever! I love them all!

  13. Another brilliant idea for up-cycling, my favorite way to create. I’ve just found my Christmas project for my niece.

    Thanks for sharing Peggy’s tutorial!

  14. OOP’s, I meant Heather’s tutorial!

  15. What a clever idea for a “green” project……….who wouldn’t love being on the receiving end of this gift!

  16. What a great idea..I love them all..

  17. Please, can you put one or some fotos from the back side od the pendant???
    Thank U
    Kiss, Milu

  18. Alaina Jolie Lefler and Emily Lauren bledsoe :

    It’s great


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