Making a Beautiful Picture Necklace
A picture necklace is one of the most unique and creative gifts you can give to a friend, relative or associate. You can even create it yourself if you know how. The picture is actually the focal point of the necklace and it serves as a memento or keepsake of the precious memories you shared together. In some traditions, a picture pendant is actually hung on the wall in order to protect the family history. Here are a few ideas on making one yourself.
To make a picture necklace, you will need one picture, a clasp and some beading for the cords. Start by choosing a picture that is of high quality but one that have character. You can search the web to find more information on specific characters, such as Winnie the Pooh, for example. Some of the more traditional pictures are the ones that come straight out of a book.
Next, you will need to wrap the picture in an old Christmas paper towel so that it does not get tarnished. Once that is done, trim around the picture using scissors. Then, you will want to glue a bead onto the picture pendant so that it can rest tightly. Make sure that the bead is large enough so that you do not get a pin hole or a tiny hole where the clasp goes through. When the picture is all tied up, you can start reading it with more beads. Repeat this step until your picture necklace is complete.
It is best to put the beaded picture in the front of a good-quality picture frame so that it will last for years to come. After that, you can use hot glue and put it on the back of the picture, so that it can rest comfortably on the frame. For an extra personalized touch, remember to add a small line of a poem or a quote about how much you love the person. Before you leave it to dry, remember to take a picture of the necklace with you so that you can always remember it. That way, if you ever lose your pendant, you can easily replace it.
Last but not least, you need to learn how to string your picture necklace. You will have to make sure that your picture stays tied properly and that all of the beads are securely in place. This might be a little difficult to do at first since you will have to play with the picture to figure out how to do it. However, it is worth the effort as once you get the hang of it, you will never have to worry about losing your treasured picture again.
For most people, a picture necklace will serve as a constant reminder of the memories that they have shared together. If you are having trouble thinking of any great memories that happened when you were with your spouse, just look back at the pictures that you have with you. Chances are, you will be able to find at least one picture that you would like to incorporate into your pendant. Take your time and really think about what it is that you would like your picture necklace to say to the world. You might even discover that you will simply love to wear the picture necklace daily as a constant reminder of those special memories that you share with your spouse. Just always remember that pictures do speak a thousand words and a picture necklace can be a wonderful way to start re-creating those special moments with your spouse every day.