DIY Life has lots of great tutorials for jewelry-making
if you are an adult and want to play. From crackle glass earrings
to designer knock-offs
, we've got a project you'll like.
If you are looking for jewelry you can make with your children, something that would make a great Mother's Day
gift, then these are the projects that might appeal to you.
These easy bottle cap brooches
are made from bottle caps you have flattened out with needle nose pliers, a pin backing available at any craft store, a photo of your child and whatever you want to use to decorate -- ribbon, glitter, glue, nail polish. What stylish mom wouldn't want to wear a piece of jewelry with their child's photo on it?
Are bracelets more your style? This bracelet made from buttons
also sports your child's photo, in fact, there is room for a different photo on each button. Again, adorn with glitter glue or fabric paint and you've got a winner.
Another bracelet you might like to try (Mom's Favorite things Bracelet
) is a little more complicated, but a lot more like real jewelry. You can follow the directions and make a bracelet using beading wire and a clasp, or you could opt for what I would do: simply string your beads and charms onto a stretchy cord. The special birthstone beads and charms that are meaningful to your Mom will make this her favorite bracelet.
Maybe a cameo necklace
would suit your gift recipient's tastes. Yep, it's a photo of the kid again, this time on a key tag decorated to look like a cameo. You choose the embellishments and you've got a special, handmade necklace.
What is your favorite kid-made piece of jewelry? We know you have one....