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Pretty Glass Locket Embellished with Vintage Finds

This pretty glass locket was embellished with a vintage hanky and some sheet music – it makes the perfect personalized gift!

This pretty locket was embellished with a vintage hanky and some sheet music - it makes the perfect personalized gift!

Hi guys, it’s Ashlee from My So Called Crafty Life, and I am back today to share an easy jewelry DIY with you all! Of all the jewelry pieces I like to wear, lockets are by far my favorites!

I have a vintage mother of pearl locket that is hand painted with “wife” on it that I wear all the time.

Today I am going to show you how to customize a glass locket with some vintage fabric and old sheet music. It’s fast, easy, and fun!

Embellish a Glass Locket

Here’s What You Need:

  • Glass locket (you can find all kinds of styles in the supply section on Etsy)
  • Mod Podge Matte
  • Paint brush
  • Vintage fabric scraps
  • Vintage book page
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Brass chain necklace
  • Optional:
    • Mod Melts Textures Mold, Glue Gun, and White Mod Melts Sticks
    • Brass Lace Edge Setting 22mm
    • Jewelry Glue
    • Jewelry Pliers

Instructions:

1

If you want to make a little mod melt cabochon to go on your necklace, it’s easy. Put a mod melt stick in your glue gun. Make sure to squirt out all the leftover clear glue that may be left in the gun.

2

Squeeze some of the white mod melt into the small swirly circle on the textures mod melt mold. Let it dry and set for a bit.

6

Pop the cabochon out, then glue it into the brass lace edge setting. Set aside.

3

Measure the inside of your locket and mark your fabric to those dimensions minus a hair.

4

My locket was 1.5×1.5 so I made my square of fabric to be 1&3/8 square. Cut your paper the same size. I used a vintage sheet music page.

5

Paint a layer of Mod Podge Matte onto the inside of the glass locket on the right and left side. Paint a layer of Mod Podge Matte onto the front of your fabric and the front of your paper.

7

Lay the fabric wet side down to the wet side of the glass on the right or left. Smooth the fabric onto the glass smoothing out any air bubbles.

Wipe off any excess medium that squeezed out. Do the same thing with the paper square on the other side of the locket.

8

Paint a layer of the Mod Podge Matte onto the back side of both the paper side and the fabric side. Set aside and let dry.

9

Once your locket is dry, you can finish it off. Cut a strip of fabric about 3/4″ wide by a few inches. Tie the fabric around the top of the locket.

14

String your locket on a chain necklace. Attach any charms like the mod melts charm I made first to the chain using a jump ring.

16

I love how this funky necklace turned out, and the vintage feel. It can still easily be used as a traditional locket by gluing photos of your favorite lovies inside.

11

I used a vintage hanky scrap. You of course can use any fabrics and paper embellishments you like. Have fun and make it your own!

So, if you are looking for a great jewelry diy you can wear all year round, give this necklace a try. I think you’ll love it! If you all would like to see more of my work you can find me on my blog, My So Called Crafty Life, here.


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