I was feeling the urge to make jewelry so I made my gift recipient (She is also an instructabler) a locket---but only after sneaking around to find out her favorite colors and people!
Step 1: Materials
For this project you’ll need:
• Locket (got a bunch of these from the supplies section of Etsy for a few dollars)
• Sandpaper (both rough and fine grit)
• Painter’s tape
• Decorative beads (I used sequins!), wire, jump-rings, etc. (optional)
• Tiny photo (I got mine from Costco)
• Decorative paper (optional)
• Tracing paper (optional)
• Glue (Tacky glue works best and Q-tips are good for application)
Step 2: Decorative Chain
In the end, I scavenged a chain and clasps from a necklace I didn’t like very much, leftover beads, and sequins from an old project to serve as the decoration above the locket. Because these beads had small holes and were going on a thick chain (and thus couldn't just be threaded on a string), I attached the beads to either end of the chain with wire, as shown in the drawing above the final chain. (order: chain end-sequin-bead-sequin-jump ring (for locket attachment)-sequin-bead-sequin-other chain end)
This decoration helps bring the chain and locket together and allowed me to personalize the necklace for my giftee, K.B., a bit.