With Mother’s Day right around the corner, I’ve been working on a few handmade gifts for the special moms in my life. I’ll start by saying that I’m a beginner level jewelry maker, it’s something I really enjoy but still have a lot of learning to do. This necklace that I’m sharing with you today is definitely a beginner level, but makes a great Mother’s Day gift. It’s very easy to do and easily customizable to everyone’s preference with scrapbook paper and cute charms.
- Square Charm Frame
- Swarovski Charm
- Heart Charm
- Scrapbook Paper
- Mod Podge Dimensional Magic
- Mod Podge
- Necklace Chain
Step one: Start by cutting the scrapbook paper to fit inside of the charm; mine was about a one inch square. Use Mod Podge to glue the paper onto the charm then brush a thin layer of Mod Podge on top of the paper. I learned this step the hard way! On my first attempt, I applied the dimensional magic directly onto the paper and it made the colors bleed. My fellow design team members suggested sealing the paper with a layer of Mod Podge first, which worked perfectly. Thanks ladies! 🙂
Here’s a tip: don’t shake the bottle prior to using, it can cause air bubbles to form. If you have an air bubble in your necklace, carefully pop it with a needle or toothpick. Allow the dimensional magic to harden for at least 3-5 hours, preferably overnight.
Step three: Using a necklace chain with a small pointed end, I strung the charms through. I kept the necklace simple with a Swarovski crystal and a heart charm. I like the look of the loose charms – it makes it easy to add new charms or switch out the current ones.
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Crystal is the crafter and writer behind apumpkinandaprincess.com. She’s a wife, SAHM and crafty blogger who spends most of her days trying to balance all three roles while still squeezing in time for crafting. She enjoys creating on a budget and taking something from blah to fabulous with quick and easy tutorials. She is passionate about living a creative lifestyle and loves sharing a variety of DIY projects, paper crafts, and recipes.