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These guys, along with my own (months ago) impulse buy of two amazing tiny bottles, were my inspiration for the week. I do this thing where I buy amazing stuff, with no freaking clue what to do with it, and then it clutters up the place until I have a light bulb moment.

I loved both of the ideas above(click-through the pictures for sources), and they’re amazingly simple to personalize. Here’s my finished product-


I decided to combine the ‘sky’ charm (left-over from a bracelet I made last year) with a feather for mine. You could put almost anything in your jar, with or without charm, for a pretty sweet necklace.

Here’s what you need:

jewelry Bottle

– Chain (or ribbon) (mine’s Metal Madness)

– A couple of pairs of jewelry pliers (round-nosed and another narrow pair of your choice)

3 jump or split rings (i prefer split when connecting the clasp, they tend to be sturdier)

– a lobster claw or other clasp of your choice

– a charm (optional)

feather or other item to put in your jar

Decide how long you want your chain, usually you wont use the whole package, so, with your pliers, open a link at the length you want and detach your chain. Finish your chain by adding a ring to each end, attach your clasp to one of the rings.

Use your remaining ring to attach your charm and bottle to your chain.

Note: my bottle already had a ring in the cork, so I could use it with jewelry, if yours doesn’t check out Etsy’s Bottled Potions tutorial for how to make your bottle into a pendant.

Last step: place your feather (or whatever you decide) in the bottle. (Hint: if you decide to useĀ  feather, and have a bottle like mine with a narrow neck, it may seem like it wont fit into the bottle, or will mess up the feather. Trust me, push the feather in and use its ‘stem’ or your narrow pliers to push it way down into the bottom of the bottle, it will reform and curl up nicely into the bottom of the jar.)

And you’re done!!! I added a drop of craft glue (GOOP for life) onto my cork before I put it back in the bottle for the last time, just to make sure the jar doesn’t slip off.

If you have any questions, or idea of what else you could put in these amazing jars, leave a comment!

~O & B

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