My Mermaid Amulet! What will you make?

Hi friends! Sometimes I am just playing with supplies and I feel a bit of magic happen. Old supplies mix with new and fun things happen. That is how I felt when I made this:


I love funky jewelry. I had a box of 100 small kraft jewelry boxes from our sponsor Papermart and I wanted to do something different with them. They are really rugged and I thought they would make cool shadowbox necklaces. I went with a beach theme but you can do whatever you like with the supplies you have on hand. You can use mini photos to make more of a locket too! Watch the video to see how I made mine.


Small Kraft Jewelry Boxes
Washi Tape
2mm Satin Cord (AKA Rat-Tail)
Ephemera, beads and found objects
Acrylic Paint
X-Acto Knife (craft knife)
Scrap yarn/fibers


I can think of dozens of themes for these necklaces all using the vintage stuff I have collected over the years. How about you, are you going to try  something similar? I hope you do and share pics over on Facebook. Oh, and I’d love it if you pinned this idea on Pintrest and shared it on your favorite social media, sharing is caring! Thanks for stopping b and til next time happy crafting!


10 Responses

  1. I need to create an updated line of amulets for my web shop. So I might do something similar to this, but of course not the same 🙂


  2. I was wondering if the paint used on the craft box might rub off on clothing…….love the idea Lindsay…I have a whole stash of ribbon odds and ends and cutouts to use.


  3. Charming, Lindsay! Love it! You could also glue a piece of acetate inside the window of the lid to protect the interior. I’m using up a lot of “oldie mouldies” at the moment too – fun, isn’t it!



  4. This is so adorable…love this idea…thank you for sharing …


  5. What a great project! Thanks for sharing, my daughter and I are off to get supplies to make an amulet of our own.


  6. Please tell the measurement of box. Paper art is sold out of the smaller sizes and if I knew the size I could buy them elsewhere. Love the idea. Going to try to make one for each of my 5 granddaughters if I can come up with 5 different themes. Thank you much. Thresa


  7. Those are so cute. I getting some boxes to make some with my nieces, great idea 🙂


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