Photo Jewelry Ring
I'm sure many of you have seen these photo necklaces: This one is beautiful and only costs....$49. This may not seem like alot to some of you, but for this frugal gal, it's too much :)
Here is mine that was free: I know it's not as pretty as the one above, but free is always beautiful in my book!
Wanna make your own? Here's what you will need to make a ring: (I'm sure all of you crafty people out there can use your imaginations to make a necklace, bracelet or whatever floats your boat. I wanted a ring, so that's what I made :)
*Some tiny seed beads, *a keyring, *small photo (I resized my photo to 2X1, some photo packages even come with these tiny photo's so if you never knew what you would use them for, now you do:), *stretchy bead cord, a thick/sturdy piece of plastic (I cut mine out of an empty apple juice bottle), *marker, *hot glue, *cardstock, *and some beads or rhinestones. (I also used tweezers for my beading because I have fat fingers, but you don't have to. I'm sure you have perfectly normal, beautiful fingers ;)
(I was kinda flying by the seat of my pants while making this project so I didn't get pictures of every step, if you have any questions please let me know!)
On the plastic and cardstock pieces, trace the outside of your keyring, and on the back of the photo trace the inside of your keyring and cut them out. Use some Mod Podge, or a glue stick (either works fine) and glue the plastic piece on top of your photo. Put the cardstock aside until the end.
Tie your beading cord around your keyring. You can slide it in between the two rings and tie a knot for a more secure hold.
Then measure about 10in and cut. Bead your string in whatever colors you like all the way down until you get about 1.5-2in from the end and tie a knot, about half and inch away from the last bead, so they have room to move.