A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
November Crafting Tips & Tricks: Check out Kittykill's latest DIY video, How to Make Glowing Wax Globes!
Total Members: 314,617
Currently Running With Scissors:
263 Guests and 6 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: How Can I Make Art Lockets Like These? Techniques? See Pics  (Read 1431 times)
Tags for this thread: art_lockets  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit
« on: June 21, 2014 02:16:42 PM »

I love gorgeous lockets like the ones above. I purchased one myself, but haven't yet managed to reverse engineer how it was made.

My question is, how how how can I make them? What technique is being used to get the gorgeous pictures onto the lockets? Is it some kind of image transfer? Where would I find them, and how could I use them?

I know this would be a great way to make super cool personalized gifts for friends. Can somebody tell me how these are made, and with what materials?

Many thanks from a jewelry lover,

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Crafting keeps the madness at bay. Or is it the cause?
Online Online

Posts: 9577
Joined: 22-Jul-2006

Willing to personal swap for art of my doggies!

View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2014 07:20:40 AM »

You could try the image transfer forum.  But one way to do it would be to print the images onto image transfer paper and apply it onto the surface in some way - such as a resin adhesive perhaps.  It may be harder to do it on a curved surface.  I would be tempted to see if I could find lockets that have a bezel or lip to do that with.  If that is the case, then you could print laser prints onto transparencies and embed them in resin, or make packing tape transfers or something like that.

Otherwise, if they are all metal, you could get low temp glass/ceramic/metal paints, like those put out by Pebeo, and pain them yourself directly onto the surface.  I have heard that some of the Sharpie oil paint pens can work the same way as well, but I have worked with the Pebeo line and know that it works.

« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2014 11:15:33 AM »

I'm thinking decals.  You can buy decal paper, print from your computer, then water-transfer the image; the gold (or whatever) color of the locket would show through.  You'd probably need to put a tough finish on the top so they don't get scratched.

"Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep." - Scott Adams
my website  http://wingsnthings.tripod.com/
my ebay  https://tinyurl.com/steiconi
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: Clipboard Photo Display
Party with a Pumpkin Challenge Winner: Floral Pumpkin Centerpiece
November 15, 2017 Featured Projects

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2017, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.