iLoveToCreate Teen Crafts: iLoveMom Glass Vial Necklace and Earrings

iLoveToCreate Teen Crafts: iLoveMom Glass Vial Necklace 
Margot Potter for Avalon Potter 
“Mom crafted, teen approved.” 

I’ve used these glass vials in a variety of jewelry making projects over the years. They’re like miniature works of art. You can put all sorts of things inside of these, beads, glitter, printed messages...whatever makes you smile. This is the perfect way to tell Mom how much you love her with a one-of-a-kind, handcrafted wearable work of art! It’s so easy to make these with Tulip Fashion Glitter and Aleene’s glue; you’ll find yourself looking for reasons to make more! I made some matching earrings using some smaller glass vials using the same techniques for a fun, fast and fabulous jewelry set just for mom.

Miniature glass jar with cork top
Thin ribbon for accent
One large puffy and four small flat felt hearts in pink and white
Tulip Fashion Glitter in multi medium crystal
Screw eye
Ball chain necklace
2 ear wires
2 jump rings
Aleene’s Quick Dry Tacky Glue
Aleene’s Stop Fraying
Aleene's Collage Pauge Matte

2 small paintbrushes
Chain nose pliers
Computer and printer

Pour a small amount of glitter into vial. Add felt hearts, use end of paintbrush to position them in vial.  Add a small amount of glue around edge of cork stopper, insert into vial top. Use paintbrush to remove any excess glue.

Add a small amount of glue to screw eye, use chain nose pliers to screw into center top of cork stopper. Allow all glue to dry.

Take a small ribbon and tie in a bow around rim of jar. Use Aleene’s Stop Fraying on ends of ribbon. Allow to dry.

Use a typewriter font to print xoxo, x and o in 10pt. Cut out using scissors and decoupage to front of jars with Collage Pauge and a small paintbrush.  Thread screw eye with ball chain necklace.  Use smaller jars with glitter and ribbon to make matching earrings. Attach a jump ring and ear wire to top of stopper, repeat for second earring.

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Candyland said...

Very cute! Curious where you found the mini jars and small felted hearts.

Margot Potter said...

I got the glass jars a long time ago, but I have since seen them at big craft chains and here are a couple of online sources:

Felt hearts were an NYC bead buy, but should be available at craft chains, if not cut or punch some from sheet felt, super easy to do!

Annabella Merlin said...

This is really creative! I love the necklace. I have lots of empty vials here and I was planning on making them keychains but after seeing this, i'll go for necklace.:)

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