August 31, 2010

Silhouette Necklace

I have jumped on the silhouette bandwagon.


At Christmas I made silhouette pictures for the grandparent's presents. Here are the pictures.





I will have to share those later.

There are plenty of directions online on how to make your own silhouette pictures. I made my silhouette pictures by taking a profile picture and then printing it out and tracing around the profile with a pencil using a lot of pressure. Then I turned the picture over and traced over my pencil line that I could see through the paper with a marker and then scanned the outline into my computer. Then using photoshop I filled the outline in.


 To make the necklace I used MS Publisher. I made a 5/8" circle and shrunk the pictures to fit into the circle.

After I got the size I wanted I printed them out and using a 5/8" circle punch I punched them out.

 Then I found a flat glass stone that fit it.

I used Mod Podge to glue the picture to the glass stone.

I put some Mod Podge on the stone

Then I put the picture on. It looks cloudy now but it dries clear.

Then I put on another layer of Mod Podge to cover it and and seal the edges. After it dries I check the edges and if I can still see the edge of paper I put another coat of Mod Podge on. 

After it dried I glued on a flat glue-on bail.

I used E-600 glue.

Then I attached a jump ring to the bail.

Then I attached it to the necklace using beads as spacers so that they lay flatter when worn.




I think they turned out great.

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34 comments:

  1. Wow it's amazing and you make it look so easy!

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  2. What a beautiful gift. I love how your silhouettes turned out. Thanks for linking up to my craft challenge
    -Crystal

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  3. Super fun! I'm just itching to do something with my son's silhouette. I love all of these on the necklace!

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  4. i just love this necklace and the names make it extra special.
    I'd love to have this linked to my weekly link party "Make Your Style Mondays"

    www.avidaccents.blogspot.com

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  5. Love this! I'm totally making one for myself AND my mom! :)

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  6. Hi..I’m Barb….I am from tip junkie. Great idea!!!It turned out so cute...
    I am your newest follower. I hope you will get a chance to visit my blog @ santasgiftshoppe.blogspot.com
    & get inspired by something for your family/home. I hope you will follow me as well. Nice to meet ya new friend!!!

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  7. found you at Make My Style Mondays and this is a terrific idea. Came out great!

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  8. Very cute! I am featuring this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com. Grab my "featured" button.

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  9. Great idea!! I love it!! Thanks for linking up!!!

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  10. What a wonderful, great idea! Thanks for linking up!

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  11. I've been making silhouette jewelry too! Cute.

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  12. Thanks for linking this to Make My Style Mondays.
    Im featuring this DIY in my link party wrap up today. Come on over and grab a button.

    www.avidaccents.blogspot.com

    ~L~

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  13. thanks everyone for your kind words and for those who have featured me.

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  14. Those are gorgeous, what a great idea! :)

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  15. VERY cute! Thanks for this great tutorial!

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  16. Great job! Coming from Be Different Act Normal. I added a necklace this week also!

    Amy

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  17. Kelly, what a great gift! I know my mom would love these. She has a metal family tree that she hangs pictures on and I think it would be fun to change it out to silhouette ornaments like these!

    Thanks for linking up to Show and Tell Saturday!

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  18. Very nice! I want to do silhouettes of the kids to hang on my wall...just gotta do it. THIS was very helpful. I love show and tell!
    Denise
    www.dancinglydenise.typepad.com/mepursenalities

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  19. Very cool! I would love one of just my husband or something! LOve it! Nice job.

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  20. Kelly, that is a lovely necklace!! I am in love with all the pretty silhouette stuff I keep seeing, but haven't tried my hand at it yet. You did a great job! Visiting from The CSI Project. Hope you'll come by and say hi. :)

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  21. What a great idea...I love it! You did a fantastic job!

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  22. Kelly, This is so cute! I love silhouettes and I have been looking for a new project using them. Thanks for the inspiration.
    Hugs, Sherry

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  23. I made this project! I am so excited. I linked to you but the post won't show up until Friday Sept. 3.

    THank you!

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  24. This is such a great idea! I have been wanting to make some silhouttes of my boys but I haven't found the time yet. This might just be my reason to try it!

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  25. I've got a new blog and your oreos are my first feature! I'd love for you to stop by and grab a button! todaystoptwenty.blogspot.com

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  26. Oreos? Soooo sorry! I'm trying to give credit to everyone and typed on the wrong blog! Your necklace!!! Gosh am I embarassed! :)

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  27. Amanda no need to be embarrassed. It could happen to the best of us. I am really flattered that have chosen to feature me on your new blog. It looks to be awesome. Thank you.

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  28. LOVE these! Thanks for sharing!

    somewhereincraftland.blogspot.com

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  29. Your tutorial is an awesome inspiration! Many thanks for sharing. I would like to feature your designs at http://www.handmade-jewelry-club.com/

    Contact me here if you have a concern.

    Jane
    http://diylessons.org/

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  30. Silhouettes are my favorite. Your necklaces turned out so cute. I love this idea.

    Thanks for linking up at Serving Pink Lemonade!

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  31. Can you tell me where i can get the flat glass stone anyone? I cannot find. tried Jo Anns and amazon

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  32. I usually get them from walmart but have seen them at Michaels and even the dallor tree. They are usually in the floral section.

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