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A potion bottle necklace inspired by Harry Potter =)
This was made as a present for one of my younger sisters for her birthday. She wanted a Harry Potter potion necklace, which could be anything as long it was blue. I chose the Elixir of Life, as it sounds pretty cool and I don't think it had a specified colour in the books (at least, not that I can remember).
I had most the materials already, but bought the necklace chain (silver-plated) from Ebay. Everything else can either be bought from sites like Ebay and Etsy, and/or craft shops; minus the PC and printer obviously! The bottles can be hard to find, but this particular one I got in a wholesale lot from China on Ebay.
This project can be adapted to suit you - you could change the colour of the potion, use a different label or different charms etc. I would recommend that it be kept upright when not being worn, just in case, although I tested the seal (and dropped it - oops!) and it hasn't leaked.

Posted by LollypopLoz from Castle, Wales, United Kingdom • Published See LollypopLoz's 3 projects »
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  • How to make a vial. 'Elixir Of Life' Potion Necklace - Step 1
    Step 1

    First, get your materials and tools together. I used a 2ml bottle (about 35mm high), and a silver-plated chain. The chain had slightly smaller links than I expected, so I had to use smaller jump rings.

  • How to make a vial. 'Elixir Of Life' Potion Necklace - Step 2
    Step 2

    Fill the bottle with coloured water - I used blue food colouring.

  • How to make a vial. 'Elixir Of Life' Potion Necklace - Step 3
    Step 3

    Use the hot glue gun on the cork around the bottom edge and on the bottom. Try to cover it completely around the circumference. Place into the bottle and hold for a few seconds to let it set. Leave for a while before removing any excess.

  • How to make a vial. 'Elixir Of Life' Potion Necklace - Step 4
    Step 4

    Screw in the screw eye into the cork.

  • How to make a vial. 'Elixir Of Life' Potion Necklace - Step 5
    Step 5

    Get the necklace chain, and add a jump ring with the pliers onto a link in the middle of the chain. Leave open.

  • How to make a vial. 'Elixir Of Life' Potion Necklace - Step 6
    Step 6

    Attach the bottle to the jump ring on the chain, and close firmly with the pliers.

  • How to make a vial. 'Elixir Of Life' Potion Necklace - Step 7
    Step 7

    Open another jump ring, and add the charms onto it. Attach the jump ring onto the hook on the bottle and close it firmly.

  • How to make a vial. 'Elixir Of Life' Potion Necklace - Step 8
    Step 8

    For the label, find a font you like (you can download loads for free online). Mine was called 'Scriptina'. Print the name of the potion, and make sure it is the right size.
    I made it look old by using instant coffee. I mixed it into a paste and just dabbed it on with my finger unevenly. Then, when it was dry, I used a candle to burn the edges - be careful not to go too far like I nearly did! Do it in steps and blow out the flames very quickly.

  • How to make a vial. 'Elixir Of Life' Potion Necklace - Step 9
    Step 9

    Add the label onto the bottle using spray adhesive. Hold it there for a while to let it set.

  • How to make a vial. 'Elixir Of Life' Potion Necklace - Step 10
    Step 10

    And there you go, all finished =)

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Rosie H.
Rosie H.
thanks for the tutorial!
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Annika G.
Annika G. · Boalsburg, Pennsylvania, US · 10 projects
Love it.
LollypopLoz
LollypopLoz · Castle, Wales, GB · 3 projects
Thanks =)
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Kairu L.
Kairu L. · 7 projects
you're an awesome mom Happy
LollypopLoz
LollypopLoz · Castle, Wales, GB · 3 projects
I don't have children actually, this was for my sister, but thank you anyway =)
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