My personalized polarlid pendants are now for sale HERE
This mini polaroid photo necklace is kind of my version of the old photo locket. It was really easy to make and uses the same basic method as the photo magnets. This would be a great gift for Grandma!
Small Glass Tile
Pick your photo and crop it to an 8x10 landscape. You will want a tiny print for your necklace. I right-clicked and copied the photo from my computer and pasted it in to a Word document. Then shrunk it to about 0.7" wide. You could also crop your photo to a square but I thought that the polaroid look was more fun. Just make sure that you leave a solid border or the rounded edges of the glass will distort the sides of the photo.
Place your glass tile (I found mine here) over your photo and center it how you would like it to appear when it is finished. Hold it in place with one hand and with your other hand use the knife to cut just along the edge of the tile. You can also trace around the tile with a pencil and cut it out with scissors but it is a lot more difficult to get close so you will have a lot more to trim away.
Trim the photo down until it fits perfectly.
Using the paint brush apply a later of Mod Podge on the photo and place the tile on top. You will want hold the picture when you push the tile down or your photo will stick to the surface it is on. Carefully push out as many bubbles as you can. It is okay if it appears cloudy - it will dry clear.
Flip it over and apply another layer of Mod Podge to the back of the photo to seal it. Glue the bail in place (also purchased here). Allow everything to dry then add your pendant to a chain.