Yes, really, you can make one in 2 minutes. Maybe less. Well, maybe more if you haven’t actually had your coffee yet for the day… but seriously, this is probably *the* easiest jewelry project I’ve ever shared. It’s a perfect gift for coffee lovers (or for yourself!) – while it’s not in liquid form, in an emergency you can still open it up for a whiff of heavenly, soul-settling coffee.
Yes, I may have a love affair with coffee. I am not ashamed. And hey, if you’re not a fan of coffee (my mind boggles at the thought), you can certainly put anything your heart desires into a locket like this.
All you will need for supplies are the following items – I’m going to give you links to where I got these supplies from Goody Beads. These are affiliate links, which means that if you fall in love with these (or any) items on their site, and make a purchase, it supports my blog at no cost to you. It keeps me in supplies to share even more free ideas with you! ;)
- 1.6 inch Round Double Glass Locket
- 36 inches of 2mm rollo chain – I linked to the silver finish of these, but they’re also available in a vintage brass finish too, if you prefer!
- A jump ring and pliers
- A small handful of coffee beans (or whatever suits your tastes)
Step one – open the hinge on the locket, stuff it with coffee beans, and close it back up. You don’t need any special tools to open these lockets.
Step two – string the chain through the loop at the top of the locket, and connect the two ends with a jump ring. Many times I’ll suggest adding an actual clasp, but at 36 inches this will slip on and off over your head quite easily.
Depending on your stature, a 36 inch chain is likely to hang a few inches above your navel. If you’re more or less busty, you may want your chain a little longer or shorter (you can measure with a piece of string before ordering cut-to-length chain where you’d like the locket to rest). I like this pendant on a long chain – but that’s not a hard and fast rule! If you want it to hang closer to your neck, just use less chain and attach a lobster clasp, or buy a pre-assembled chain and just string the locket onto it.
The beans will move and settle in there, so if you want your pendant to be really full, you may want to tap it down a little so you can fit a few more beans in. Otherwise you will be able to see through the locket at the very top. Your call.
So is coffee your thing, too? So much that you’d love to wear it, even? (If so – please feel free to peruse my other coffee-themed projects!) Or do you have other ideas about what to put inside a glass locket?