Hardware Locket

If you are looking for a unique gift for your Valentine this year (or just something to surprise Grandma with) you may want to consider making your own Valentine jewelry. Each of these crafts is easy to make and will result in a cherished piece of jewelry that can remind the recipient of how much they are truly loved. Here are some ideas for Valentine jewelry crafts-

· Hardware locket-This clever craft can turn a piece of hardware into a wearable treasure that is sure to stay close to your Valentine’s heart. The best thing about this craft is that it can be completed in less than one hour.

What you will need:

2 favorite pictures
Hot glue gun
1 by 1 1/2 inch Brass hinge (available at hardware stores)
18 inches of ball chain with fastener (also available at hardware stores)
Soft wire

Instructions for the project: Trim your selected pictures so the desired image fits on a plate of the hinge. Using a hot-glue gun (this may be a job for an adult) fix the photo to an inner plate. Do this for each side of the hinge. To decorate the outside you can glue a piece of kid’s artwork onto the face of the locket. To finish the necklace run the wire through the top of the hinge, then wrap it securely around the chain. The locket is now ready to wear.

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