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Photograph Jewelry

Introduction

Jewelry embellished with baby photos is sure to charm any new mother or grandmother. These photos were given a sepia tone. Dangle one pendant from a necklace or attach several smaller charms to a bracelet-length chain. In addition to the chain, you'll need miniature self-adhesive frames (sold at crafts stores), scissors, metal pendants, jewelry glue, jump rings (to attach charms to chains), and flat-nose pliers.

 

Materials

  • Miniature self-adhesive frames
  • Scissors
  • Metal pendants
  • Jewelry glue
  • Jump rings
  • Flat nose pliars
  • Ink-jet printer

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Download or scan photos into computer, reduce to desired size, and print onto ink-jet paper.

  2. Step 2

    Center self-adhesive frame over image; adhere. Use scissors to trim photograph.

  3. Step 3

    Adhere the back of the frame to a matching metal pendant with jewelry glue. Let dry for at least 2 hours.

  4. Step 4

    Using pliers, attach the frame to your chain with a jump ring.

Source
Martha Stewart Living, May 2006

Reviews (20)

  • Mike Taylor 18 Jun, 2013

    I just LOVE the bracelet! I've been having a hard time finding the miniature self-adhesive frames. Does anyone have know where I could find them? Also, good spot to wholesale jewelry , rings, pendants, bracelets...?

  • jasminekoh 24 Jan, 2012

    This is truly a meaningful gift for a loved one.

    Here are tips for resizing the photo:

    1. Insert the photo (jpeg format) into Microsoft Word or Photoshop and resize accordingly, or

    2. Print a contact sheet from iPhoto directly to your printer or save the photos onto a thumb drive & print it at a Photo studio.

    Jasmine Koh
    Founder, Gift Wrapsody

    Gift Wrapsody is a meaningful gift boutique that carries customisable jewelry & stationery items.

    Discover us at http://www.tinyurl.com/gwlookbook

  • eCrafty 2 Nov, 2011

    Photo jewelry supplies: I recommend Rubber Nation Crafts rubbernation.com or eCrafty.com both online. Large selection of photo jewelry bases, glass domes, clear adhesive bubbles, adhesives, sealers, as well as instant insert acetate photo frame charms. Simple finishing instructions for a variety of photo charms and pendants with every order. Sizes from 1/2" to 2" rounds, ovals, squares, rectangles. Trim or punch art. Apply self stick bubble dome or glue on glass dome. Great results!

  • AviMari 24 Oct, 2010

    I like using a .jpeg picture and copy to a word document. I right click on the image and click on 'size and position' to alter image. To convert to a .jpeg, first, I right click and choose to 'open with' and choose 'paint' and then 'save as' and choose .jpeg. To get the bubble look I use a paper glaze. They come in different brands:Aleene's, Folk Art, and Mod Podge. I'm experimenting on layering this to make a floating picture, since I don't like using resin chemicals.

  • Maruen 8 Jun, 2010

    This is so cute! I'm going to make a charm bracelet with my little one. I think I'll start with her as a infant until her age now.

  • Chel 16 Nov, 2008

    how do you get the clear bubble on top of photo

  • brandymcc 3 Nov, 2008

    These are also sold at Michael's Crafts in the Martha Stewart section as kits!!!

  • Gillians37 25 Oct, 2008

    Oh, I forgot to include the other resources listed. Check out the website they direct you to for the charms: http://www.metalliferous.com/newsmay2006marthaliving.php

  • Gillians37 25 Oct, 2008

    memoe33, I just saw this craft in this year's MS's Holiday magazine on page 72. The resources section list the products needed as follows: "Clear Page Pebbles circle Self-Adhesive Frames" and oval frames as well from www.misterart.com. I searched for it (because I'm going to do this craft as well) and the link to this product is - http://www.misterart.com/store/view/003/group_id/3420/MAKING-MEMORIES-Pa.... Hope that helps!

  • memoe33 13 Oct, 2008

    Love, love this idea, but does anyone know where you can get just the blank disks and the clear bubble overlays? I want to make charms for friends for this holiday season...thnks

  • H0LLAND 17 Jul, 2008

    oops! sorry I posted that so many times! Now I don't know how to delete them!

  • H0LLAND 17 Jul, 2008

    Hey Kerri,
    If you take your photos, or a cd, flash drive, digital card etc, to a photo specialist such as Ritz Camera, they can print the photos out to any specified size, and can even use the paper liner that comes with many lockets (if that is what you have) to cut them according to the locket size. Having prints shrunk doesn't effect the original pictures, and it doesn't cost much at all.

  • H0LLAND 17 Jul, 2008

    Hey Kerri,
    If you take your photos, or a cd, flash drive, digital card etc, to a photo specialist such as Ritz Camera, they can print the photos out to any specified size, and can even use the paper liner that comes with many lockets (if that is what you have) to cut them according to the locket size. Having prints shrunk doesn't effect the original pictures, and it doesn't cost much at all.

  • H0LLAND 17 Jul, 2008

    Hey Kerri,
    If you take your photos, or a cd, flash drive, digital card etc, to a photo specialist such as Ritz Camera, they can print the photos out to any specified size, and can even use the paper liner that comes with many lockets (if that is what you have) to cut them according to the locket size. Having prints shrunk doesn't effect the original pictures, and it doesn't cost much at all.

  • kerrihansen 30 May, 2008

    I really want to make one of these but have no idea how to get my photos that small or where to print them out. If anyone has any tips I would love to hear them!

  • claire18 8 May, 2008

    I got a cute project at my local Hallmark store from a company called Storyville. It's a charm bracelet with everything you need to add pics to mini frames included. They have a website you can go to to add digital photos and shrink them to fit the frames and print themat home. I'm making one for my MIL's bday this month

  • dianasepi 8 May, 2008

    Michaels carries the Martha Stewart Crafts collection and you can find a kit with everything you need. You can also find the kit online at http://www.marthastewartcrafts.com/detail.php?p=19810
    I found this kit after much hunting for all the individual components. It is a popular item so you may have to look a few times.

  • lbuser 8 May, 2008

    Try the scrap booking area at JoAnns or Hobby Lobby or Michaels. I've seen them there. Then glue them onto a round or heart shaped charm that has a ring at the top.

  • lizsmith1567 8 May, 2008

    same problem...cant find the mini frames and I've been looking for 2 years now :(

  • rondasnyder 7 May, 2008

    I love the bracelet! I've been having a hard time finding the miniature self-adhesive frames. Does anyone have know where I could find them? Thanks!