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Charming Magnet Necklace

Charming Magnet Necklace

This funky accessory features bottle-cap charms that pop on and off a magnetic base. Use the caps to frame bits of artwork or, for a fresh twist on a locket, a small photograph. And for extra DIY fun, package the necklace with blank bottle caps and a small bottle of dimensional glaze.


  • 20-inch length of 1/8-inch braided elastic
  • 1-inch metal washer
  • Strong nontoxic glue such as Weldbond Universal
  • Small strong craft magnet ($3 at craft stores)
  • Clear packing tape
  • Artwork or photos on card stock
  • 1-inch-circle hole punch (or a quarter, a pencil, and scissors)
  • Metal bottle caps
  • Mod Podge Dimensional Magic glaze ($6 at craft stores or
  • Fine glitter (optional)


Make the necklace base by looping the elastic cord around the washer as shown, then gluing the magnet to the washer.

To prevent bleeding or fading, apply a layer of packing tape to the front and back of your artwork or photos. Next, cut the images into circles with the hole punch (or trace a quarter over the image, then trim along the line with scissors).

Squeeze a thin layer of glaze into a bottle cap and press one of the cutout images into it. Let it dry, then fill the cap the rest of the way with glaze (adding a sprinkle of glitter first, if you like). Repeat to create a set, then let them dry overnight.

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