So this week it's adding the charm to a clay-covered pen. Let's get started.
1 clay-covered pen, cured, sanded, and buffed or glazed
2-3 charms- clay or otherwise
5 or more jump rings big enough to fit onto the charms
Hand drill with a small bit (mine is about 2/32" I think)
Flat-nose jewelry pliers
Step 1: Putting the loop on the end of the pen.
Drill a hole in the end of the pen with the hand drill.
Make a loop with your round nose pliers...
... and trim off the excess with your cutters.
Step 2: Preparing the charms.
Open a jump ring. Make sure you use a twisting motion rather than just pulling it open, otherwise you will weaken the ring.
Add the charm. These are just a couple of slices from the same cane I used on the pen. I just baked them between two layers of glass to make them shiny so I wouldn't have to sand/buff/glaze.
Close that ring and add another one to it.
Now add three rings to your other charm. (Don't want them to hang at the same level.)
Step 3: Attaching the charms.
Open up the top ring on each charm (if you closed them before) and attach them to the loop on the end of the pen. (Photo only shows one ring on the charm- I added another one later.)
Step 4: Finishing
Now use your round-nose pliers to put the ink barrel back in the pen. DO NOT push on the metal tip of the pen as this could cause it to not work, or worse, leak ink all over.