Jewelry Do It Yourself: Medallion Necklace

Hard to believe, but there’s a year gone and for the second time I will start my DIY Advent Calendar. I have prepared quite a lot of colorful DIY tutorials for you. Again I will spice up old clothes and shoes and create a lot of jewelry for head, arms, legs, waist, and neck.

Speaking of neck, behind the first door hides a romantic necklace with a remarkable “medallion”. Do you want to see more?

Material And Tools – For This DIY Project You Need

  1. Some tulle (organza or chiffon work as well)
  2. Felt
  3. Small decorative braid (you can also make it from a pretty fabric)
  4. Lace (for the loop)
  5. Pen
  6. Awl or similar pointed tool
  7. A hand cream tin in sample size
  8. Needle and thread
  9. Large rhinestone
  10. Scissors
  11. Pliers
  12. Eyebolts
  13. Craft glue (hot glue gun is not recommended)
  14. Jewelry chain

DIY Tutorial: The Step-By-Step Craft Instructions

DIY Step 1

Wash and dry the cream tin and take it as a reference to draw two circles on the felt. The circle for the upside marks a little larger, so the sides will be covered by the felt as well.

DIY Step 2

Fix the felt circles with craft glue on the hand cream tin.

Tip: Do not use a hot glue gun, as it gives no hold on metal surfaces;).

DIY Step 3

Make two very small holes at the bottom of the tin by using an awl or another sharp tool. The positions you see in the picture.

DIY Step 4

Screw the eyebolts into the holes.

DIY Step 5

Inside the tin put some glue on the sharp ends of the eyebolts to give them some additional hold and to avoid injuries. Then let it dry for some hours.

DIY Step 6

Cut a long and about 3 – 4 cm wide strip from the tulle.

DIY Step 7

Twice fold the tulle like in the picture and thread the yarn alternately from the front and the back through the strip with about 1 cm wide intervals. Therefore by pulling together the seams, you will get small tulle frills.

DIY Step 8

Fold the frills to a flower and fix it with craft glue (or by sewing).

DIY Step 9

Glue the flower on the tin cover.

DIY Step 10

Glue the decorative rhinestone in the center of the flower.

DIY Step 11

Now glue the small decorative braid with the craft glue around the tin cover. After drying the tin can be put together.

DIY Step 12

Attach the jewelry chain to the eyebolts.

DIY Step 13

Finally fix the bow on one side of the chain. DONE! Now you can fill the “tin-medallion” with your Christmas wishlist, your secrets, or other “important” things:).

DIY Tutorial – Final Result: Medallion Necklace

The finished medallion necklace you can spice up with additional beads or suitable small pendants (in my case with a flower and a leaf).

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