Sunday, December 21, 2014

Make A Sofia Amulet-Last Minute Gifts For Kids

My daughter told me that grand-daughter is obsessed with the whole Frozen franchise. Her newest favorite movie is Sofia The First, and she wanted an amulet just like Sofia's.

The first thing I had to do was look up a picture of the amulet online, having no idea what it was supposed to look like. I found one, and it didn't look too difficult.

Here is how the final result came out, and then I'll tell you how I made it.

Please excuse the window reflection.

This really was so simple to make! I don't have pictures of the process, because I didn't think of writing an amulet tutorial until after I had made it. I think you'll find the instructions easy enough to follow.

Clear glass cabochon with flat back
Glitter nail polish (with large glitters)
Purple nail polish
Wire for wrapping
Necklace to hang it on

1. Paint the flat back of the glass cabochon with the glitter polish until you are satisfied with the amount of glitter on the cabochon.  Let it dry thoroughly.  For my cab, I used one of a bag of glass gems for planters that I got at the dollar store. They are usually sold in a net bag, like this:

2. Paint over the glitter with the purple nail polish. This adds a background to the glitter. Again, let dry thoroughly.

3. Use your wire and do a simple cabochon wrap. (here is a free tutorial)  Don't forget to make a bail.  I did forget, and then I had to add one to the pendant. It looks okay, but I would rather have done it right to begin with.

That's it, you're done!  Just hang it on a necklace. I used a ribbon necklace, but made it longer with some chain and added a magnetic clasp, so she could put it on and take it off by herself.

If you make one, you can add a link to a picture of it in your comment.

And here is a picture of my pretty little princess wearing her amulet.

Love that pose, haha

Isn't she just the cutest little thing? 


P.S. - Remember, this is a Disney copyrighted item. It is fine to make one for yourself or to give as a gift. Please do not make them for sale, or you may find yourself embroiled in a lawsuit with "the happiest place on earth". And I know you don't want that!