Mother of the Bride and Groom Picture Frame Necklaces

by on December 30th, 2010
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If you’re having a proper wedding – fancy or not – there are certain obligations you have. For instance, you can’t ask bridesmaids and others to help you out, and then give them nothing in return. You simply have to give them a gift – a keepsake or present – to thank them for their participation and help. The same goes for the mother of the bride and the mother of the groom. They, too, should have a gift or keepsake from the wedding. You can actually make a beautiful necklace, which is a photo frame, as well as a jewelry piece. Either mother will adore it.

Craft stores feature these lovely little picture frames in colors of gold or silver. Although they’re really plastic, you can’t tell that by looking at them; they seem very elegant. Choose from round frames, ovals, or square ones.

It’s up to you the design that you give the necklace. One type is made by printing a small picture of the bride and groom. Cut it to fit into the chosen frame and the pendant itself is done. You can also print the picture, and underneath it, print “Mother of the Bride” or “Mother of the Groom” on the paper. Yet another design is done when you just use a colored background, and write in a fancy font, the message you want. You could write “Mother of the Bride”, “We Love You”, or even an excerpt from a poem. Print out the tiny picture and put it in the frame.

Don’t have a printer? No problem. Just cut a piece of paper or fabric to fit inside the frame. Write on it with a paint pen, using a stencil, or writing freehand. Since the frame is so small a fine-tip pen is ideal.
No matter what design you make for the pendant, you’ll attach it to a necklace chain in the same manner. First, remove the plastic backing from the picture frame. Using a hot nail, push a tiny hole through the top of the frame. Since it’s plastic, it’s very easy to melt a hole with a small-diameter nail.

Open a jump ring and hook it onto the hole of the picture frame. Then, hook the jump ring onto the chosen necklace chain. Clamp the ring shut, replace the backing on the frame, and the necklace is finished. The mothers of the bride and groom will cherish the lovely necklaces forever.

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