The directions below are from Sarah Montes.
- 2 tbsp Beeswax
- 2 tbsp Olive Oil, Sweet Almond Oil or Jojoba Oil
- Essential oils (some great scents are Jasmine, Lavender, Vanilla, Ylang yllang, Citrus, etc.) You can find these at natural food stores, craft stores or online)
- Clean, empty jar
- Wooden skewer or clean straw
- Empty locket
- Using a cutting board and a knife (preferably items that you don't mind getting waxy) cut one of the beeswax blocks into shavings. I ordered my beeswax from Honeyrun Farms, an Etsy shop that sells their homegrown honey, beeswax, soaps and candles. One of their 1-oz. blocks equals about two tablespoons of beeswax.
- Once the beeswax is in thin shavings, put it into the jar with the olive oil. Place the jar into a sauce pot with about an inch or two of water in it, and heat on medium to low until the mixture is completely melted.
- Use the skewer or straw to stir and help break up the beeswax until it is smooth. Take off of heat.
- Measure out 20-40 drops of essential oils. I did this beforehand into a small dish so that I could immediately pout it into the wax/oil mixture without having a chance to set up. Since I did a Lavender Vanilla scent, I used about 15 drops of Pure Vanilla Extract (yes, the kind you use for baking! Imitation vanilla will not substitute here) and 20 drops of Lavender essential oil. Stir well into the mixture.
- Once the scents are mixed into the beeswax mixture, very carefully begin to pour into the lockets. I wrapped a towel around the jar since the wax was still already hot. Fill the lockets up to the edge of the hollow part, being careful not to overfill. If it gets into the part with the latch, it's okay, the clasp will still lock since it is a soft wax. Fill both sides if you want, or leave on side open for a photo.
- Let the perfume sold sit for about 30 minutes. It should be dry to the touch, and you can just swipe your finger across and apply!
- Ribbon, chain, lace
- Pin backs
- Beads, charms, crystals, Findings (clasps, jump rings, eye pins)
- Assorted jewelry tools (pliers, round nose and flat, wire cutters)
**If you've never made jewelry before, try searching Google or YouTube for some easy how-to tutorials and videos. You can find a lot of basic techniques and tips to help get you started. Or simply slip your finished locket onto a pretty chain or ribbon and voila! instant necklace!
If you like any of the lockets you've seen here today, head on over to my Etsy shop!
Is this FAB or what? I love it so much that I am making one for each of my daughters and for my lovely sister soon! xoxo