Friday, April 16, 2010

Photo Necklace Tutorial

Mother's day is coming up and I wanted to get all the moms in our family some of those super cute  silver photo necklaces.  If you order them online through some of the big photo publishing sites, they can be very pricey. is how you can make your own on the cheap(er)!

 (I got these earrings on Ebay and just took them apart to use only the charm)
Glossy Mod Podge 
Small paint brush 
1x1" Photo

Resize your photo to fit your charm. My charm is 1" X 1" so I resized my photo to that in Photoshop. If you don't have Photoshop you can use Word or even PowerPoint to resize. If you do have photoshop, make sure you go over to Coffee and Tea Photography Blog. Rita is awesome and has amazing actions and presets for PS and PSE and they are COMPLETELY FREE!! I love her Vivid Action and it is what I used on my photo.

Make sure to wipe the Mod Podge off the edges of the pendant before it dries.
Apply a few coats of the Podge and you are done. Chain your pendant and print a cute little gift box to wrap it in!

I would string my own beads for this, but I don't seem to have the skill. I have tried and tried to no avail. If someone has any helpful hints for those of us who are bead challenged, please pass them along.

Isn't my little model a cutie? That is my big girl, Ryleigh. Just as sweet as she is cute!

I would love to hear from you!


  1. Very nice blog. I like the beautiful colors in the wallet.

    I"m following now. Would you follow on my blogs as well?
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  2. oh, this!

    MaraSpires from Swap-Bot's "I Want More Blog Followers" stopping by as a new follower :o]

  3. I love the travel wallet tutorials! I gonna make it some day!

    Vic5ive from Swap-bot's "I want more blog followers" and I'm now following your blog!

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  5. Coleen Franks from Swap-Bot. You've got a nice blog. Would you follow on mine?

  6. what a terrific mother's day gift. I had seen the empty frames but had no idea how one added a photo. Thanks for the tutorial. Maybe I can help you with the jewelry thing... It's all in the tools. Purchase jewelers tools (needle nose pliers, wire cutters and flat nosed pliers.) Also purchase pinhead wires and/or loop eye wires. put your beads on until you're about an inch from the top. Then, use flat nosed pliers hold the wire as close as possible to the last bead. use your finger and bend the wire to a 90 degree angle. Now, grab... here, I just made you a visual tutorial instead. Easier to understand! Here's the link to the picture I made for you. :o)

    Here's a link so a set of jewelry making tools that would be perfect, it has everything you'd ever need! If this is too expensive, then just look for a kit with needle nose pliers, flat nosed pliers and wire cutters.

    GOod luck, if you need more help I might be able to, although I only make jewelry for fun, kinda new to it too.
    Jaemac (Jennifer McLean) from swapbot. I'm happily following you.