Aztec-inspired necklace

A necklace made using an acrylic photo frame for materials?  I betcha you never would have guessed!  This clever and economical idea comes from Aki at Minted Strawberry, whose brain must just be overflowing with clever dollar store crafting ideas.  Even if the tribal theme of this jewelry isn’t your thing, the process of making it is pretty amazing and could be used to make charms and pendants in all kinds of different shapes.  It opens up a whole new world of possibilities for making custom pieces for your jewelry projects!  [how to make an Aztec-inspired faux brass necklace]

Project estimate:

  • Acrylic photo frame, $1
  • Paint, on hand or $1 and up
  • Dremel or drill, on hand
  • Beads, on hand
  • Jewelry findings, on hand or $1 and up
  • Chain, on hand or $1

Total:  $1 and up