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Outlander Glass Pendant for DIY Saturday – Guest Post

Outlander Glass Pendant for DIY Saturday – Guest Post

Beyond the Books

Happy weekend Outlanders!  What are you up to over the next couple of days?  Some of you will say chores, others shopping, but I expect a great number of you are also thinking of heading out to a movie – Disney’s BRAVE, perhaps?

I don’t know of an Outlander fan who hasn’t been drawn to Princess Merida’s ginger locks and fiery feminism.  She must remind us of someone.

Aaron, Outlander fan and paper artist extraordinaire, is one of the movie goers this weekend.  She’s taking some little friends along, and made them each a Brave glass pendant to wear and keep as a souvenir.

While she had out the tiles, paper cutter and glue she also made an Outlander stag pendant, that we want to send to one of you!

Scroll down to see a little bit about how Aaron put these cute charms together, and how you can enter to win your very own…

pendant assembly

From Aaron at Booth 32:

I promised the next door neighbor kids that I would take them to see the movie (kinda like my excuse to go!) I decided I wanted to give the girls a charm necklace to wear and keep after the movie! I went in search of a book to use and I found a copy of Brave at Target! I also thought it would be a good idea to have a grown up necklace as well. When I started think on what pictures, I remembered my Outlander Companion book-it is FULL of great pictures related to the series and Scotland.

 To start off I used the glass tile to decide what image I thought would look good as a pendant. After I found what I wanted I used a craft knife to trim it out. ( I used the craft mat between the pages so I only cut what I wanted.)

stag pendant

For the rest of Aaron’s instructions, head on over to Booth 32, and while you’re there, check out some of her other crafty ideas.  She’s a paper genius!

This giveaway is now over.  Watch for the next one, coming soon!


  1. Caroline
    June 23, 2012 at 7:49 am

    I adore these necklaces! My husband wants a little Brianna of his own, but we already have three wee Jemmies! I love how OK makes the series come to life!

    • Brenda Bomberger
      June 24, 2012 at 8:14 pm

      I am sure my daughter would love this. I am continually amazed that you can come up with these great recipies… I had never noticed how much food was mentioned in these books! Keep it up!

  2. Sandy O
    June 23, 2012 at 7:54 am

    Outlander Kitchen makes me laugh. The wonderful recipes associated with quotations from the books … what could be more fun. I would love to have the stag pendant. It’s beautiful.

  3. Sandra Gaskell
    June 23, 2012 at 7:59 am

    I love OK because of the receipes which help make the books more alive and enjoyable!

  4. tselmorrah
    June 23, 2012 at 8:03 am

    I love how clever the associations are between the recipes and the characters & events in the book!

  5. Jessica
    June 23, 2012 at 8:11 am

    I love OK’s combination of Outlander quotes and delicious looking food – two of my faves!

  6. Cyndy Hovis
    June 23, 2012 at 8:23 am

    I love the history and the receipes that are so good. The way U feel like U are part of Outlander the series, not just a fan.

  7. Suzanne Torrey
    June 23, 2012 at 8:25 am

    How unique! That’s what I love about Outlander Kitchen- there’s always something new and different to try or to think about. There’s no other site like this one!

  8. April
    June 23, 2012 at 8:43 am

    What’s not to love about y’all?! I am absolutely itching to start making some of the recipes! They are what first brought me to your site. I’m going to try to plan the meals in order of the books so I can eat and read them at once. Really get into the books thanks to you!

  9. Terri
    June 23, 2012 at 8:45 am

    I love these wee moments of Outlander heaven. Brightens my day each and every time. I think it is so special to be able to make something that my favorite characters (feels like my family) have been eating. Another way to participate in my Outlander fantasies. Thank you for sharing OK with us.

  10. Jane Austen
    June 23, 2012 at 9:03 am

    As always, love, love, LOVE!

  11. Shana Jensen
    June 23, 2012 at 9:04 am

    I want to be creative in my answer, because creative is what this site is. Is “creative” the One Word that would describe this site? No, let’s make that hilarious. No, let’s make that heartwarming. No, sorry – I’d call it useful. Too boring. Genius? Well, in My World – anything that combines my two favorite things: Outlander and Food – yes, Genius. I long for the day I can hold this cookbook in my hand and read it cover to cover, over and over. Keep those recipes coming.

  12. Lynn Eyermann
    June 23, 2012 at 9:10 am

    OK always brings us such wonderful ideas! The pendants are absolutely awesome.

  13. Michelle Bennetts Heumann
    June 23, 2012 at 9:16 am

    My favourite thing is your sense of humour and love for Outlander. Reading the narraration around the recipes is the best part! And the April Fool’s post was epic. 🙂

  14. Connie Barlow
    June 23, 2012 at 9:26 am

    I love Outlander kitchen it helps me step back through the stones, and be transported by the very recipes, by sharing the food it puts me into the arms of Jamie, and the mind of Claire and help us taste this epic saga of time travel, adventure, and love everlasting.

  15. Suzanne Cole
    June 23, 2012 at 9:51 am

    I love the blurbs that go along with the recipes. Oh, and the index!

  16. Sue James
    June 23, 2012 at 9:56 am

    cooking isn’t my strong suit… seeing things on Outlander Kitchen makes them real, and makes me long to read the series all over again!!

  17. Ruth
    June 23, 2012 at 10:56 am

    Outlander Kitchen makes me want to cook…..almost! But I certainly do love reading the recipes and the quotes from The Books.

  18. shelly
    June 23, 2012 at 11:14 am

    I love everything about OK! Every day I enjoy discovering where you will transport me back to in the world of Outlander.

  19. Ouida Lampert
    June 23, 2012 at 11:26 am

    I love the connection you forge with the series. It is a magical place.

  20. Robin D
    June 23, 2012 at 11:37 am

    I love all the recipes that you associate with quotes from the books. I have you bookmarked.

  21. Iseabail Wright
    June 23, 2012 at 11:53 am

    How fun these are OK! Look forward to seeing what you have been up to everyday! Love your creativity with food and our beloved stories…so much fun!

  22. Pam Rutter
    June 23, 2012 at 12:05 pm

    These necklaces are the greatest! Such fun ideas keep coming to life on OK!

  23. Tracylouiset
    June 23, 2012 at 12:34 pm

    These necklaces are a fantastic idea! I am new to OK, but am enjoying it very much. So entertaining!

  24. Myra Flowers
    June 23, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    Outlander Kitchen is the greatest place to get to read the best parts of the books! Anytime I need a Jaime fix, I know where to go. The art work is amazing and it puts me right in the scene! The pendents are a real work of art!

  25. Rachel
    June 23, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    I can’t wait for Brave to come out over here in August… so long to wait! 🙁 I’m so glad I came across this blog, its awesome 😀

  26. Sarah Gilchrist
    June 23, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    What I love most is that it keeps the dream going strong, it lives deep in my heart and there are others that we can connect with as we all feel the same about the series.

  27. Anne Nichols
    June 23, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    Oh, that’s lovely! I love how many interesting things OK brings us – non-foodie things like this, as well as the delicious inspiration of the normal posts.

  28. Lori Renfro
    June 23, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    Great idea on the necklaces! I love how Outlander Kitchen brings parts of our favorite characters lives forward to us (in our modern time) with the food they ate.

  29. Belinda W. Jonak
    June 23, 2012 at 5:17 pm

    You provide food for thought and a feast for the eyes. The recipes are imaginative adaptations and the excellent photography makes the results really drool worthy. The site is a foodie’s nirvana…om mani padme yum.

  30. Carla Oliver Radhouani (aka Lady Oliver)
    June 23, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    How cute are those pendants! I saw the movie Brave today, btw. LOVED it! I really enjoy Outlander Kitchen because it mixes my two favorite things; Outlander and Food! I’ve enjoyed every recipe that I’ve tried so far (and the picky husband has enjoyed them all too).

  31. deniz
    June 23, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    Too adorable!
    What don’t I love about this blog? I love the way you go into such detail, with photos and everything, and how each of the recipes are so useful in day to day cooking. And that I can make stuff and say “well, this is a Jamie/Claire/whoever” dish…

  32. Charlene
    June 23, 2012 at 7:58 pm

    It looks beautiful!

  33. Laurie
    June 23, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    I love everything about your blog. The way you tie in recipes/crafts to the books and quote passages from the book. I get to relive my favourite series over and over and over again.

    Those pendants are lovely. Would love to have one of mine own to wear near to my heart. <3

  34. Rhonda Nesrsta
    June 23, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    I love how OK brings us all together! It is so gratifying to be able to comfortably commune with others who are as connected to the books as we are! I don’t personally cook much but I pass the recipes on to my hubby and he works the magic!

  35. Margaret hud
    June 23, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    Love your recipes and pics

  36. Melanie bray
    June 23, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    I love outlander kitchen , it’s like you can share a wee bit o their world, Aaron you are a verra clever lass

  37. Jean
    June 23, 2012 at 11:20 pm

    I love that you even conceived of the idea of Outlander Kitchen- a very creative way to bring your love of the series to life. (Also, kudos to the crafter who made the pendants- marrying handmade textiles and much-loved books!) And, because it gives me a warm feeling inside to think that, as I write this comment tonight from California, that there is another person on an island in Canada who loves the Outlander series as much as I do. Wow, if only someday we could all meet up for Skype book club!!

  38. Eva Thompson
    June 24, 2012 at 3:53 am

    My favorite thing about your OK blog is that it creates a living history out of a work of historical fiction. While Jamie and Claire are fictional beings who live in our imaginations and hearts, your recipes breathe life into them so that we have a physical representation of the world that Diana Gabaldon has created. Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with the world. I don’t subscribe to many blogs (3 total) and I always look forward to the posts from OK.

  39. Serena S.
    June 24, 2012 at 7:03 am

    Ooh, what a neat idea with the pendants!

    As for what I love best about Outlander Kitchen. . . Aside from everything? Well, that the recipes make a link between the series and history and my very own modern kitchen, of course!
    I’ve always loved trying to recreate traditional and historical recipes – or the nearest modern alternative – and it was so amazing to find a trove of such recipes with other people who do as well!
    (The quotes mixed in are definitely a nice touch, too. They remind me why I love the series so much, even if they also make me want to reread the books when I’m seriously lacking in time.)

  40. Debbie Krafick DiGirolamo
    June 24, 2012 at 9:14 am

    the pendants are lovely!
    Outlander Kitchen is wonderful! It’s a feast in every way ~ from the recipes to the beautiful artwork ~ the quotes and the humor ~ the connection to Jamie’s and Claire’s world ~ I love it all!!!

  41. Mel
    June 24, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    I love OK because food is another way to experience a book/world, and the way you present recipes with quotations is very cool. I’m having fun exploring foods I haven’t tried before, and this is fun way to do it 🙂 I look forward to seeing each new entry.

  42. Christine
    June 24, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    I love the humor, unique approach to recipes and recalling some great passages from the books!

  43. dianadomino
    June 24, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    This is a fun blog, especially for those of us who cook! I love trying the new recipes out!!

  44. Jenny
    June 25, 2012 at 12:38 am

    I love the sense that I’m sweating away over a cauldron by a crude fireplace in a log cabin, and the recipes take me straight back to that place, beside Mrs Bug. I can SMELL the stew bubbling and the slightly smokey atmosphere in that confined space.

  45. Joy Wedge
    June 25, 2012 at 11:03 am

    What’s not to love?? After all….it’s Scottish!

  46. Paula Sell
    June 25, 2012 at 12:12 pm

    I love how the recipes are based on one of my favorite books and how some of the recipes I could even try myself. The bonnet balls were the funniest have to add that in. Thank you for all your fun recipes!

  47. readstar1
    June 25, 2012 at 12:22 pm

    I would love that stag, but offer congratulations in advance to anyone else who wins. Does that make sense?

  48. Margaret hud
    June 25, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    Love the drink recipes. And the pics

  49. Stacy Colonna
    June 25, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    It is the combination of two of my favorite things…Outlander and cooking! When I cook the recipes, I feel like I can experience the books on an entirely different level. I can smell the scents and taste the flavors, which makes my reading more interactive.

  50. Holly
    June 25, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    Just found this site, I love the contest, good luck all!

  51. Samantha CR (@samanthacr)
    July 9, 2012 at 12:14 pm

    My favorite thing about Outlander Kitchen is that it gives me ideas and hope that I too can attempt to bring my literary fantasies to life at my own hearth. 🙂 You also help bring an authentic and rustic visual/feel of home life in Jamie’s time. Ye think I can refuse that? Aye!

  52. Frenks Brown
    August 30, 2012 at 4:10 am

    That’s a very lovely pendant. Thank you for sharing your amazing ideas. I would try it definitely.


  53. Joana Byrnes
    September 27, 2012 at 1:32 am

    That’s a very lovely tutorial. I would make one with a picture of my hubby inside. I am wondering how to get those glass tile. Thanks a lot for sharing this information.

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