Jewelry making is all the rage and craft stores are devoting aisle upon aisle to a wide array of supplies for creating your own wearable pieces of art. Vintage images used alone or in tiny collages can give your jewelry creations a customized touch.
The process is relatively simple with most glue-in style charms, pendants or bezels. The images are affixed directly to the components using an adhesive and set by filling with glaze or epoxy.
This becomes a little trickier when the pendant is shallow or has openings in the back. One way to solve this problem is to simply laminate your image or collaged artwork, trim to fit inside the jewelry component, and affix.
We used this technique in the pendant pictured above. It’s an easy project to complete:
- Add monogram to floral image from IE114 Floral I Download Collection
- Size image to fit inside your selected charm or pendant
- Print image on white cardstock or matte paper (hint: fill an entire sheet with images or collages to use for future projects)
- Laminate and trim out image
- Affix to jewelry component with adhesive (or double-sided tape if you want the image to be interchangeable)
- Use jump rings to add embellishments
- Tie ribbon to top