May 10, 2013

Custom Fabric Charm Necklace

Anyone else lovin' charm necklaces right now? I've got several that I've been wearing a lot of lately. Know what else I have a lot of?? FABRIC! Guess what?! I've found a way to combine my favorite fabrics with my current favorite accessory. And, I'm sharing the tutorial today!

Fabric Charm Necklaces

Fabric scrap
Frame charm (found in the jewelry department of your local craft store)
Mod Podge "Dimensional Magic"
Glue Dots
Chain necklace (also from the craft store jewelry department)
Jump Ring (ahem, jewelry department)

1) Gather your supplies

2) Pick your favorite fabric, using the enclosed sticker as a template
(PS. I wasn't sure if the adhesive-backed stickers that came with my charm frames were sturdy enough to hold the fabric. SO...I ditched them for the reliable Mod Podge. If you use the stickers, let me know how it works!)

3) Trace around the sticker and cut your fabric to size

4) Use a glue dot to secure the fabric circle in place. Grab your Dimensional Magic. 

5) Fill in the frame with the Dimensional Magic. Use a very gentle hand to avoid overflow!

Let your charm dry!

Before adding your charm to your necklace chain, you'll need to add a jump ring! Amy did a great tutorial on this several months ago when she shared her DIY Charm Necklace Tutorial. Go check it out, if you need a refresher on jump rings :). 

These charms are so pretty all alone on a necklace. can add other fun charms. The jewelry aisle at your local craft store is FULL of fun charms! 

I like to mix and match my charms, personally. Sometimes I wear the fabric charm with an "e" charm from Anthropologie. Sometimes I pair it with my favorite Texas-shaped charm (representing!) and sometimes I add a silver heart. I love options! :)

Happy Friday, friends! Have a great Mother's Day weekend!


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  1. These are adorable, and I love that you can personalize them so easily!! Thanks for sharing, Emily! :)

  2. Love this idea! I have some small scraps of fabrics I haven't been able to part with because I love the tin prints so much. This will be perfect for them.

  3. I love this idea for necklaces. I'll have to try it out with my cute scraps!

  4. Love this Emily! I am a sucker for fabric and what a great way to use it!

  5. How many times should I say love in ref: to this necklace. Really am going to make some if these, have all I need to get started already. Your's are so cute. I just need to buy some lobster claw fasteners so I can trade out additional charms. Great project, glad you shared this.
    Happy Mother's Day to you also.

  6. These are so cute! Hope you don't mind if I share them on my weekly DIY post next week. Adorable!

  7. Such a great idea! I've got tons of cute fabric, so I need to give these a try. Pinning for sure! :)

  8. Uh...Mother's Day....birthday....need one. :)

  9. These are so sweet Emily! Great fabric choices.

  10. They are definitely sweet, your fabric choices are perfect!

  11. Love this!!!! Thinking of doing it with a small piece of my wedding dress....or my baby's first day home outfit!!!

  12. These are adorable, and they look pretty easy and cheap to make. Great post. Thanks for the tutorial. I'll have to try it!

  13. Emily this is gorgeous! Can't wait to try it. I am so obsessed with charms. I bought two beautiful ones from Charm America last week. I can't wait to try this with extra fabric I have from making our table cloths. Making the kitchen never sounded so fun.


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