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April 23rd, 2012 at 6:05 am

Custom Photo Necklace

I am so excited to share this great project for you, just in time for Mothers Day. This post will take you step by step through making a great necklace that can showcase a favorite photograph.

The materials:

Small photo to use part of or a cropped and printed photo
Mod Podge Dimensional Magic
Mod Podge or another sort of adhesive
Jewelry bezel that allows for photo to be set in (I used a square one, but there are all sorts of shapes available)

All of these materials I either had on hand or purchased at our local craft store. The bottle of Mod Podge Dimensional Magic lasts for several projects and the jewelry can run anywhere from $1 to $5 depending on the item.

The step that requires the most work is the photograph. First, you need to choose one. Once that is done you can either crop the whole photo to fit in the bezel or you can take the existing photo and use a part of it that may fit in the piece.

I used regular Mod Podge to glue my photo to the metal. You could use any type of glue, since you are just holding it in place while the coating dries.

Now take your Dimensional Magic and fill the piece in. Be sure to squeeze gently and not move the bottle up and down too much – you don’t want air bubbles. It will look cloudy, but don’t worry, it will clear as it dries. I was a little careless and got bubbles, but they really aren’t that noticeable.

Now let it dry. When I took this picture, it had only dried for about 7 hours, but I then left it alone overnight to be sure. Wasn’t that easy? And so professional. In addition to photographs you could do quotes, scrapbook paper, or other items.

Plus, you don’t have to only do necklaces, you could do  charms for a bracelet, key chains, or other items. I am itching to purchase some bottle caps so I can make magnets with it!

Kim Ross also writes at  A Little Bit of This and That ~ The Adventures of a Stay at Home Mom.

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