How to Make Gilded Agate Ornaments

A handmade ornament around the holidays is so special. These agate ornaments are simple to create and make perfect gifts for friends and family. Add them to the tree to up the sophistication factor -- you'll love how the lights shine through the sliced stone!

Agate ornaments hanging on a tree

The silk tassel and the gilded edges take these agate slice ornaments to the next level! Create a batch for yourself and a few to give away. 

Love the look of sliced agates? Try these stunning agate crafts. 

What You'll Need

  • Agate slices with a hole in the center
  • Gold wire
  • Gold jump rings
  • Jewelry pliers
  • Silk tassels
  • Gold paint pen
  • Scissors

Step 1: Paint Edge

Gilded edge agate slice

Shake your gold paint pen to activate the ink. Gently paint along the edges of the agate slice to create a gilded look. Allow to dry completely.

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Step 2: Prepare the Wire

Twisted gold wire

Cut a 6-inch length of wire. Leave a loop in the center and twist it tightly closed using the jewelry pliers. This will become the hanger for the ornament. Try using silver or copper wire for another pop of metallic. 

Step 3: Prepare the Tassel

Silk tassel with gold jump rings

Link two gold jump rings together. Loop one of the rings through the loop of the silk tassel. Choose a small silk tassel in any color you like. Keep it traditional with red and green or try non-traditional Christmas colors like blue, pink, or metallics. 

Step 4: Assemble Ornament

Wire wrapped around agate stone

Slip the open ends of the wire through the hole in the agate. On the front side of the agate, insert one wire through the jump rings on the silk tassel so that the tassel hangs in the front. Wrap the two wires around the back of the agate and twist them together tightly using the jewelry pliers. Trim off the ends of the wires.

Step 5: Hang!

Agate ornament hanging on tree

Hang your agate ornaments from a strong branch on your tree and enjoy!

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