As soon as I discovered these lovely lockets, I had an idea of putting small papercuts inside. If you’ve never worked with such lockets before, I suggest checking out the previous video in which I covered the basics of handling them.
These have saved me a lot of time and effort, as they are a great last-minute gift and can be completely customised. All you need is charms, rhinestones and metal disks to make a stunning piece of jewellery.
Today, we’ll take it up a notch. Charms and rhinestones are great, but if you’re looking for something less expensive but more effective, this is the way to go.
Even printer paper will work for this. In the video, I used 110 GSM paper as it’s inexpensive and not too thick. When handling small papercuts, it’s easier to work with thinner paper than with cardstock.
Have quite a few extra blades at hand. If you’d like to have precise cuts, the tip of the blade must always be sharp.
Designs featured in the video are simple, but that doesn’t mean that they were easy to cut. Depending on the size of your locket, you’ll probably need to resize the templates you can download at the bottom of the post. My lockets were about 1.5 cm in diameter and the bracelet locket was less than 1 cm. Yes, that’s tiny. Therefore, even simplest designs can be a challenge.
To download the templates, click here: ESA Floating Locket Templates You can save the PDF document and print it at home.