Photo Necklace & Bracelet

Now that we have a child it is much easier to figure out what to give the grandparents each year. They always get photos of their grandson (and occasionally we are in the pictures too!). However, both of my parents have their birthdays around Christmas, so I decided to continue the picture theme into something more feminine for my Mom. She loves gold and purple and big chunky jewelry and charms – all of which together produced this photo bracelet.

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Minus the threading of the beads – which was way more effort than it should have been due to my insistence on using gold chain without any jewelry tools – this project was pretty easy. The charms were made from printed photo circles glued onto glass cabochons using Diamond Glaze on both sides of the picture and a bail added to the back using E6000 glue.

My mom still wears her “Noni Bracelet” even though it had to be modified from using gold chain to stretchy cord because it fell apart.

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I also made a necklace to go with it, but it wasn’t as successful as the bracelet. I’ve since tried to re-create the photo pendant necklace, and it was harder than the first time. I’m not really sure how that is even possible since I made three the first time, but it was! I have a talent for making things more difficult than they need to be.

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Products Used:

Judikins Diamond Glaze, 2-Ounce

E-6000 Craft Adhesive, 2-Ounce

Clear Glass Cabochon Round Bead Crystal Magnify (12mm) 1/2 Inch (4)

Small Sterling Silver Plated Jewelry Bails – 10 Pack

Stretch Magic 1mm 25 meters Clear 42321

Silver Plated Square Bezel With Glass Square Cabochon 25mm – Pendant Kit (What I would use now)

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