You'll need a die-cutting machine, a few embossing folders (shown here: folders from Vintaj and Cuttlebug), an assortment of blanks, and a metal-reliefing block:
First, place a blank inside the embossing folder, making sure to align the blank over the desired area of the pattern:
Next, stack the items so that the platform is on the bottom, followed by 1 clear plate, the closed folder, and a second clear plate:
Feed the platform and plates through the machine, turning the crank until the folder has passed all the way through:
Finally, use the metal reliefing block to buff the raised area of the design:
It's easy to create customized pendants in just a few easy steps!
Here's the mini album I made in Jess's workshop by riveting two embossed metal plates together, adding a few embellishments, and coloring the metal using alcohol inks:
You can use the same method to emboss the pages, like this: