The first thing to know about using a pendulum is that you must be in a state of being centered and grounded in your energy being. If you are feeling anxious or you are too invested in the answer to the question you are asking then YOU ARE NOT IN THE PROPER STATE TO USE THE PENDULUM. Have someone else ask the question for you. Call me if you want.
A pendulum is typically one chain with a crystal, stone, or a bead on the end. However after you get adept at using the pendulum you can use a necklace as well. Hold the chain very lightly between your thumb and forefinger. Make sure your thumb and forefinger are parallel so that the finger is not slightly on top of or below the thumb. You can start moving the pendulum in any direction while asking it to show you a yes. Repeat continuously to the pendulum ‘Show me a yes, show me a yes, show me a yes.’
After you have received a direction (back and forth, sideways, counterclockwise, clockwise) for a yes ask the pendulum to show you a no. Again repeat the request ‘Show me a no, show me a no, show me a no.’ Once you have your yes and no directions you know that any other direction indicates an answer of ‘I don’t know, No opinion, or It doesn’t matter.’
Be patient. It may take awhile. If you are getting nowhere after several attempts you may want to ask a tree or a plant to show you a yes. I have found them to be extremely responsive to the pendulum and to the attention you give them,