I came across this cute idea a few weeks ago (I can't remember where from!) and thought I would share how to make this necklace as its really easy and inexpensive.
You will need:
** a glass vial with a cork in the size of your choice
** 1 meter chain
** 1 head pin
** PVA glue (tacky glue is good it also has a thin nozzle which is ideal)
** different shade of coloured card
** a heart shaped puncher (the hearts need to be small enough to fit inside the vial)
** round nose pliers
** flat nose pliers
First you need to cut out the hearts from the cards enough to fill the vial leaving enough room for the cork.
Then you need to push the head pin through the cork, trim the end and create a loop with the round nose pliers.
Then fill the vial with the hearts and glue around the bottom edge of the cork and push it in firmly.
measure the chain around you neck (make sure it is big enough to fit over you head!)
Once you have your length cut the excess chain off. open the loop at the top of the cork with the flat nose pliers, put the ends of the chain in and then close the loop back up.
Let the glue completely dry before you wear it!
I brought the chain and a pack of 50 head pins from the local craft/garden centre for £1 each, the vials from there as well for £3.85 for a pack of 10. the glue, card, pliers, cutters and heart puncher from my mums craft cupboard.
You can also fill the vials with things like glitter, small gemstones, sand or a really nice idea for a present it to make this and put a little note in the vial (but don't glue the cork or they wont be able to read it!!)
If you decide to have a go, let me know how you got on.