Making Photo Jewelry for Christmas Gifts This Year

I love making my own Christmas gifts and spend quite a bit of time thinking about what I’m going to make for friends and family. I’ve made many different types of handmade gifts over the years from my orange flaxseed soap to my peanut butter fudge. This year, I”m thinking about making photo jewelry.

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Making Photo Jewelry for Christmas Gifts

Making Photo Jewelry

When I decide what to make for Christmas each year, I want something personalized and useful. I’ve been working on decluttering and minimizing so I don’t really like things that take up a lot of space. I like gifts that have a purpose or can be used up. Last year I made gifts in a jar like brownies and cookies but this year it seems like everyone is dieting so I don’t really want to go that route again.

Make your own photo jewelry

I’m seriously thinking about making photo jewelry for Christmas for the women in my family.  I really love photo jewelry because it is more than just a fashion statement.  It’s a memory that the receiver can treasure forever.

Making Photo Jewelry for Christmas Gifts

How to make photo jewelry pendants

There are a lot of different types of photo jewelry from the classic pendant women have been wearing for years to something more modern like a bottle cap necklaces. This glass photo pendant is made using clear glass tiles. Or, you might want to try making resin jewelry. It’s a bit more complicated but I love the final result.

Making Photo Jewelry for Christmas Gifts

DIY photo jewelry ideas for beginners

If you’re new to making jewelry, check out a few of these easy DIY photo jewelry ideas. They’d make great Christmas gifts this year.

Making Photo Jewelry for Christmas Gifts This Year

Photo jewelry supplies

If you want to try making your own photo jewelry, you’ll need some basic photo jewelry supplies first. I find that these pendant trays or these pendants with ball chains are a simple place to start. Or, this DIY photo pendant kit has everything you need to get started.

Tips for making photo jewelry

While it’s possible to make photo jewelry using photos you already have, it can be a challenge to find the right dimensions. Instead, you might want to consider print out the photos in the correct dimensions for the bezel you’ll be using. Be sure to use sharp scissors or an x-acto blade for a sharp edge. You’ll adhere the photo to the bezel using Mod Podge.

If you’re looking for a unique gift idea, making photo jewelry is a great way to give a present that will truly be appreciated.

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Comments

  1. What a lovely gift idea! My sister has a jewelry business so I don't think I can impress her but something with family photos is special. I don't have tons of photos but have enough for a project. Thanks for the motivation!

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