My soda can necklace idea came from that idea, so take a look and then come back here!
To embellish there are a couple of different things that you can do. I was lucky enough to have won a metal stamping kit from beaducation.com. They have great online classes to show you how to do everything too. I stamped a heart using a 3 and a V and stamped too hard for the aluminum can and punched right through the first time. It was able to be saved and made a cute heart cut-out in the necklace. So don’t go too hard if you are stamping a soda can. You can check out the tags I made the same way for my envelope system wallet.
Another way to embellish is to add your own picture or design. I have been looking everywhere for a locket and they seem to have gone out of style, and there aren’t very many choices. I recently discovered dimensional magic and loved it! You can see my first post about it here. I’ve found that it works great for creating jewelry pieces! I put a picture of my two boys on the back and put some dimensional magic over the top. During the drying time the dimensional magic was smeared onto a newspaper but it was able to be saved and just had a thinner coat.
It was just a test piece, but it turned out surprisingly well, so I have been wearing it for a few weeks. It’s not sharp, but it is a little bulky for me. I sleep with it on and it has been fine so far, I would like a tiny bit longer chain. I found this chain guide on Pinterest for when I buy my new one. Overall it was a cute and easy project, and those are my favorite! Have fun making your new jewelry!