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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

DIY Mother's Charms for Floating Locket Necklace

 DIY Mother's Charms for Floating Locket Necklace!
This is the perfect custom gift idea for the mother in your life!
 Hilarious little shrunken heads in a locket!
 You will need:
Grafix Shrink Film, Printable, White Inkjet, 6-Pack
Oven or toaster oven
Floating Charm Locket Pendant Necklace with Snake Chain
I got mine from Doreenbeads.com, they have a big selection of Floating Lockets!

It's easy.  Just find some adorable pictures of your future charms.
I used photoshop to select their head shape and lay it out to print.
They need to measure about 3/4 inch tall...they will shrink to about 1/4 inch.
I went with an updo hairstyle for my daughter...I think it's easier than cutting long hair.
Your choice. 
Cut around all the little heads.
Place them on a parchment lined baking sheet with the picture side up!
Then bake in the oven at 350* ...watch them!
They will curl up and then flatten out...then they are done.
Takes 3-5 minutes.
Remove from oven and let cool...just a few minutes.
The pigment compresses as it shrinks, so the colors will darken slightly.
So, you can lighten up the pictures a bit before printing.
Add to your floating locket...and voila! 
A fabulous custom locket!  You could add the little birthstone gems too!
I love it.  I am totally wearing mine on Mother's day!

This bird nest necklace is a fun one for Mother's day too!

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