Heirloom Photo Pendants

by Irene Rossi.
(Sherborn, Massachusetts USA)

IRossi Heirloom Photo Pendants

Looking through my stash I found a frame approx 1 1/4″x 2″. I took my mother’s graduation picture, resized it and put it in the frame adding beads and charms at the bottom. Every time I wear it I get compliments and people asking if I could make one for them of their mother, child, dog etc. I would love to do it but don’t know where I got the frame.

Irene Rossi
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  • Sarah J. says:

    This is beautiful and so is your Mom. I especially love how the beads and charms dangle from the bottom. I have purchased similar frames here: photojewelrymaking.com/search.aspx?find=ez+change

  • Irene Rossi says:

    Thanks Sara. I have tried there but the largest they have is one inch square ana w/out a place on the bottom to hang beads. But thanks, anyway.

  • Sarah S. says:

    if you can find a photo frame in the right size, you can use a little dab of resin clay to attach an eyepin to the back to hang dangles from.

  • Irene Rossi says:

    Great idea, Sara, thanks. Now to find the right size!

  • Liz Juneau says:

    There is a little more work involved, but the possibilities are endless using glass microscope slide, foil tape, and solder. The glass is ~ 1×3 in. but the glass can be cut smaller if needed. Photos, artwork, stamps, paper, butterfly wings, foilage, a snippet of baby hair, etc. can be placed between the glass. Jump rings can be added to attach beads to the bottom or top. I have placed just about anything that is flat between the layers of glass and have made many custom orders. There are books on the technique and online tutorials too.

  • Irene Rossi says:

    Thanks,Liz. Somehow I am intimidated by soldering and glass cutting, but I’ll give it some thought. Thanks for your thoughts.

  • Caron Lambert says:

    Hi Irene.
    Ornamentea.com has some lovely frames that might work.
    Best of luck!

  • Irene Rossi says:

    Thanks Caron. I will check them out. I am overwhelmed by all the helpful comments I am receiving! Thanks again.

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