My daughter wanted me to make her some new jewelry today, and I decided to treat myself with a five-dollar healing fairy from Legend of Zelda. This took less than half an hour, and I am pleased with the little conversation piece.
(The jewelry my daughter loves so much, by the way, is from http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Simple-Wire-Ring/ and http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-Bangles/ .)
Step 1: Step 1: Thread that bead and start bending
Step 2: Fill your bottle
No pictures of this step, since there wasn't much to show. Fill your bottle with something thick and clear. I used glycerin, but something thicker to suspend the charm would be more ideal. Resin, maybe?
Step 3: Chalk break.
The three year old in your life may decide it's time for chalk robots at this point. Leave your fairy to settle.
Step 4: In case of death, break glass.
Insert the charm, aaaaand done.