Step One: Pull your bead cap so it is the right size for your miniature.
The bead cap goes on top of your miniature, to transform your ordinary dollhouse accessory into a charm. The bead caps are easy to pull into the size your need. Just adjust and fit it to your tiny thing.
Step Two: Glue the bead cap to the top of your dollhouse miniature.
You should use a sturdy glue. Let the glue dry before moving on to the next step so the bead cap is securely attached.
Step Three: Add loop.
The hole on top of the bead cap is not large enough to fit through a necklace chain. So you will need to add a loop to the top. Pull the loop apart and then attach it to the bead cap before pressing the two ends together again.
Step Four: Put your new charm on to a necklace chain.
If your choose to make a necklace out of a miniature that has it's own built in loop, (Something such as a teacup) you can skip step one. You do not need a bead cap. Here is what I did for my miniature teacup necklace.
Decided on my teacup.
Added the loop to the teacup handle.
Put it on a necklace chain.
Of course I could have just put the teacup directly on the necklace without attaching a loop, but I like how it looks better with a loop. It feels more like an official piece of jewelry!
I also made pins. Pins are very easy to make. All you need is the same type of tough glue you used for the necklace charms, pin backs and of course your dollhouse miniature. Just glue the pin back to the the back of your miniature.
Here are examples of some of the jewelry I made:
|Tea Kettle Necklace|
|Book Necklace Version Two|