D.I.Y 1 illustrated vintage camera Necklace

So you guessed it today we are going to make an illustrated necklace, its pretty simple and once you have the no-how you will be creating other wonderful paper crafted necklaces. Add a bit of arty farty photography fun to any outfit.

I have lovingly drawn a ready to use camera for you lovelies to use, it is different from the me in the photos but all the steps are exactly the same.  Below is the image that you can print out ( click on the image and go to file print…simple) The black circles at the top are for hole punching.

Free illustration for you to use….

What you will need :

  • Printed image of camera onto card or paper.
  • a hole punch.
  • colouring pens/pencils.
  • sellotape or laminating sheet.
  • pliers.
  • Scissors.
  • Chain with clasp.
  • 2 jump rings.

Now here is how we make it follow each step closely.

you need to print out your camera onto card or plain paper, once that is done you are ready to colour in the camera, you can use pencils or pens make it totally unique go crazy.

Now you are ready to cut around the camera leave a little bit of a white border, and at the top leave space for two holes. Now get the hole punch and line it up so there are to holes at either end, they are in the center of the black circles already created.

Now to laminate the Camera Simple get your sellotape or laminate and lay it over the top, if you are using sellotape do it in strips.

Cut around the edges to get rid of the excess sellotape. once again hole punch the holes so you can thread the jump rings through the holes.

You are ready to now thread the jump rings through the holes, before you close them add your chain and do it to both sides and there you have your Illustrated Vintage Camera necklace.

There you go pretty simple really, but really wonderful. Please remember that the camera itself is made of paper, and is not waterproof. I hope everyone has enjoyed this D.I.Y and that you have a great fun making and creating. x ella

(Mind you i would appreciate if people that decided to make the necklace don’t use this tutorial to make loads to sell, the illustrations are owned by me for the use of DIY creations… please enjoy 🙂 )



  1. June 7, 2011 / 11:49 am

    so cute!! you are full of brilliant ideas aren't you 🙂 so nice that you're not trying to make money out of this, just sharing the love! xxxxx

  2. June 7, 2011 / 11:50 am

    Wow this is a great idea! Your a brilliant illustrator


  3. June 7, 2011 / 11:54 am

    Amazing! I'm going to link to this in my Weekly Love post at the end of this week!

  4. June 7, 2011 / 12:02 pm

    Ella you are a talented lady!! May have to give this a go, although I doubt mine will turn out as good as yours xx
    Ella @ Belle Vintage

  5. June 7, 2011 / 12:05 pm

    this is lovely, might make one later on today 🙂 xxx

  6. June 7, 2011 / 12:12 pm

    Well this is bloomin' wonderful!! Love it Ella, when I'm home I'm definitely going to be trying out this technique…might have to make a teacup one XD x

  7. June 7, 2011 / 12:12 pm

    that is such a cute idea and yours turned out really well 🙂 i love all these little thrifty tips you're giving, they're great for someone who doesn't want to splash out on a lot and still look cute xx

  8. June 7, 2011 / 12:32 pm

    i am so glad you lovely people like it, i will creating some other things in the next few days 🙂 @danni i was going to make a teacup one but i love cameras lol just a little bit more then tea-cups but let me know how it goes 🙂 :)thank you everyone 🙂 enjoy making it xxxx

  9. June 7, 2011 / 12:35 pm

    Love this! Although I doubt my drawing would be as good as yours! 🙁

    Rhiannon xo

  10. June 7, 2011 / 2:14 pm

    What a great DIY, looks amazing! x

  11. June 7, 2011 / 3:25 pm

    Amazing DIY, thanks for sharing 🙂


  12. June 7, 2011 / 3:54 pm

    amaaaaazing xx

  13. June 7, 2011 / 4:14 pm

    this is so cute! love it

  14. June 7, 2011 / 5:12 pm

    this is such a good idea and looks so cute! i am definitely going to do this! x

  15. June 7, 2011 / 6:14 pm

    aww this is so cute. i love the youthful look of it.

  16. June 7, 2011 / 7:17 pm

    Just found your blog via Gemfatale and have been reading it intently all evening. I like it very much 🙂 xx

  17. June 7, 2011 / 8:03 pm

    Loving your new header! I am also absolutely in love with this DIY. I'm gunna have to do it at some point. Your illustrations are soooo good.

  18. June 7, 2011 / 8:04 pm

    So clever! I love it and wish I could draw something that cute 🙂

  19. June 7, 2011 / 9:38 pm

    I love little home made creations like this, keep them coming! I adore your blog so much.


  20. June 7, 2011 / 9:45 pm

    this is so cute! have you heard of shrink plastic? you could easily use that to make waterproof necklaces from your drawings xx

  21. June 7, 2011 / 10:03 pm

    Thank you everyone, yeah i have heard of shrink plastic i use it all the time over on my etsy site, i decided not to use it this time because i thought about the people who did want to spend alot of money on materials and its more accessible to everyone then 🙂 thank you for the suggestion sophie :)xxxx

  22. June 10, 2011 / 5:54 pm

    this is SO rad! and thanks for listing me as a fave!


  23. June 13, 2011 / 3:34 pm

    this is a great idea! 🙂 xx

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