Twelve Days of Christmas Jewelry Designs: 9 – Hinged Picture Frames

December 1, 2011

Family photos. Collages. Upcycled Christmas cards. Meaningful quotes. There are many keepsakes and bits of nostalgia that are worth framing for the holidays. It is really fun to solder your own pendants and ornaments, but if that’s not your thing – or you want unique shapes without having to cut glass – or time is of the essence – Rings & Things has a pretty amazing selection of hinged memory picture frames to choose from. Just insert two images and you have a reversible pendant or piece of art!

champion-girl-framed-ornamentI made this ornament for my friend to commemorate her first 1/2 marathon in 2011. (She’s doing another next week!) On the other side is a photo of her son playing football. He’s going to be a heartbreaker, don’t you think?


The frame is called a faceted diamond in our online store, but all I see is the Superman logo. Pretty appropriate for this dynamic duo! I used the Simply Swank soldering kit to add a jump ring at the bottom so I could dangle the
sparkly glass beads and 2011 charm from the bottom.


Recycled Christmas cards and other holiday snippets make adorable ornaments. These little house, triangle and rectangle shapes are in the 1.5-2.5″ range – perfect for both ornaments and long chain necklaces that fall to the wearer’s midsection.


This last piece isn’t a holiday design – but it is the type of thing I would love to unwrap on Christmas morning! Mollie’s “As the Crow Flies” necklaces combines a framed image, handmade wire components, little oxidized charms and beautiful gemstones (aqua fired agate and prehnite, to be specific).

As you can see, there are endless options for customizing memory frames. but there are more holiday picture frame designs in our design gallery too! ~ Cindy

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  • Reply mark December 1, 2011 at 6:06 pm

    Brillant use of recycled christmas cards!

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