Making a Photo Frame from Old Jewelry
Make a special frame from sentimental or broken costume jewelry. This is a guide about making a photo frame from old jewelry
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I found a bag of old chokers and bracelets that are covered with rust. I wondered why they were placed in the kitchen. When I asked my mom, she said she was supposed to throw it away but forgot about it.
Then I thought of removing the beads from its thread and washing them thoroughly with water. When they were all cleaned up I let them dry and here's what I have made out of them.
- white glue
- old beads (from chokers and bracelets)
- plastic platform
- needle and thread
- unused box or cardboard
- glitters (opitional)
- Find a plastic platform based on your preferred shape. This will help form the shape of your frame.
- Find a glass and place it upside down in the middle of your platform.
- Pour some glue around the glass.
- Start placing the different colors and designs of beads alternately. Fill your platform with beads.
- Sprinkle with glitters.
- Place in the sun to dry quickly.
- When the beads are slightly set, carefully remove the glass.
- As soon as you remove the glass, the beads are set and hard enough to transfer onto a piece of acetate. Add more beads if desired.
- Brush the bead frame with the excess glue on the platform mixed with a small amount of water.
- Sprinkle again with glitters.
- Cut the acetate, following the shape of the frame.
- Glue the back of the frame to the acetate.
- Stick the frame on the cardboard, leave the upper half unglued and cut following the shape of the frame.
- Notice that there is an opening in the top portion of the frame, between the acetate and the cardboard. Insert your picture.
- From the back, insert a large threaded needle through the upper end of the frame. Bring the thread to the front and make a loop. Hang your frame on the wall. You can use very narrow ribbon as well.