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8 Easy Jewelry DIYs You Can Finish in 15 Minutes

by Julie O'Boyle

Sep 21, 2017

Calling all time-strapped crafters: Each of these super-simple jewelry projects is a literal snap to make.

Photo by: Erik Valind

Attention, time-strapped crafters: It's a literal snap to transform mementos, bits of nature, or pretty scraps of fabric into cherished accessories or meaningful gifts using a versatile hinged glass-frame locket. Simply choose a locket shape, select something special to fill it with, and add a length of ribbon, cord, or chain. What souvenir would you save in a locket? Tell us in the comments.  At a glance Time: 15 minutes or less Difficulty: Easy

1. Marbled paper



Cut shapes from a variety of papers to make a wearable work of art for every outfit.

2. Fabric trim



Snip and insert a swatch of intricate mirrored trim for a surprisingly simple DIY adornment.

3. Book page



Keep a favorite book passage, poem, or love letter close to your heart.

4. Pressed flowers



Frame a dried blossom from your favorite flower—or press a few from a special bouquet yourself.

5. Concert tickets



Pay homage to your favorite band or music festival by preserving a piece of your concert ticket.

6. Vintage photographs



Can’t bring yourself to cut the actual photo? Make a copy and keep the original intact.

7. Map



Commemorate the trip of a lifetime, a sentimental address, or a go-to hiking route with a cut-to-fit section from a vintage map.

8. Indigo fabric



Get your daily dose of perpetually popular shibori by dangling a square of dyed fabric from a length of white suede cord.

Project by Julie O’BoyleAleksa Brown, and Clare McGibbon; photographs courtesy of Erik Valind

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Julie O'Boyle

Julie O'Boyle is a Senior Content Specialist at Etsy. When she's not creating for Etsy, you can find her working on freelance projects, sharing on her blog and Instagram, and spending as much time as possible outdoors.