How to make a Dragonfly Journal Charm

Hello everyone, I’m here to share How to make a Dragonfly Journal Charm for a Dragonfly Junk journal I made. Using lots of charms and beads I’ll share with you how to make a beautiful Dragonfly Journal Charm or planner charm.

Dragonfly Journal Charm

Dragonfly Journal Charm supplies
Round Nose Pliers – I use two pairs.
The chain can be any color, you just want the rings big enough to attach jump rings through. 1.5 inches of chain
3/4 inch Lobster Clasp or 20mm
Jump rings – I found a kit on Amazon that has a ton of different sizes.
Charms and items to add to chains
BEADSMITH-One Step Looper Tool
Loop Pins by Tim Holtz Idea-ology, Pack of 24, Nickel, Brass and Copper Finishes, TH93200

When making this Dragonfly Journal Charm I decided to look for dragonfly charms and beads that I thought would match my Dragonfly Junk Journal. This is when you can pull those random beads that you don’t have enough to make one project. Each bead and charm can be different and it looks great.

Dragonfly Journal Charm

I’ll lay out all of the elements I think I want to use and then start attaching the elements to the chain. One jump ring at a time, each element is placed where I think it looks the best. Usually, I will put smaller elements closer to the top and large elements at the bottom of the chain.

Dragonfly Journal Charm

Here is a video showing How to make a Dragonfly Journal Charm.

Having the right tools helps a lot in making the elements. I really like the one step looper. It works great. I’m not an expert at using it yet. This tool helps save a lot of time though.

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Make sure to check out the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. Of course, you are welcome to join the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. The group is growing daily and we are a friendly group willing to help each other and encourage each other.

Interested in any of the journals I created? Please feel free to contact me through my Facebook Page.

Here is my shop, I have a lot of items uploaded and add more weekly.

My hope is that I have inspired you to look at those papers in your stash and make your own junk journal.

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How to make a Christmas Journal Charm

Still working on a Christmas Junk Journal. Today I’m sharing How to make a Christmas Journal Charm. Using beads and charms with some ribbon I share how to make a Christmas themed journal charm.

Christmas Journal Charm

How to make a Christmas Journal Charm supply list.
Round Nose Pliers – I use two pairs.
The chain can be any color, you just want the rings big enough to attach jump rings through. 1.5 inches of chain
3/4 inch Lobster Clasp or 20mm
Jump rings – I found a kit on Amazon that has a ton of different sizes.
Charms and items to add to chains
Ribbon – I used four different colors, it’s what I had. 😉
Fiskar Scissors

Here is a video showing How to make a Christmas Journal Charm.

When making this Christmas Journal Charm I used items I had in my stash. A while ago when I shared Making Journal Charms I made several beaded items. It helps in making the journal charms to have all the items ready to go.

Christmas Journal Charm

When making jewelry items, it is okay to mix metal colors. As metal is a neutral color and therefore they all go together. So don’t feel you have to have it all match. I like the mixed look on a Junk Journal. It helps it make it look like junk. 😉

Since I made this Christmas Journal Charm detachable I decided to add ribbon so that when the charm was removed it still had something cute on the spine.

The video also shows how I make a ribbon closure for this Christmas Junk Journal. It is simple and I hope it gives you ideas.

Christmas Journal Charm

It was fun making this Christmas Journal Charm, so much I made three to match all of the Christmas Junk Journals I made! lol

Christmas Journal Charm

Make sure to check out the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. Of course, you are welcome to join the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. The group is growing daily and we are a friendly group willing to help each other and encourage each other.

Interested in any of the journals I created? Please feel free to contact me through my Facebook Page.

Here is my shop, I have a lot of items uploaded and add more weekly.

My hope is that I have inspired you to look at those papers in your stash and make your own junk journal.

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Mermaid Travelers Notebook Junk Journal

One of my friends contacted me and asked if I would make a Mermaid Travelers Notebook Junk Journal for her. I told her yes I would! Looking through Calico Collage I found the Enchanted Journal Kit that had a few Mermaids and then I did a search on the internet for a couple more images I could use.

Mermaid Travelers Notebook Junk Journal

For the cover, I used the Mermaid image from the Calico Collage Enchanted digital journal kit. This was layered on top of a pretty mermaid cardstock. Then I used some Tulip dimensional glitter paint and added sparkle to her. The sea horse is from a stamp set out of the Creative Stamping Magazine from the UK, The Sea View Collection by Sheena Douglass. These images stamp beautifully.

Mermaid Travelers Notebook Junk Journal

It was fun to create some journal bling or a journal charm to go with this theme. Digging around in my jewelry making stash I found a few items to use. Visiting the local craft stores I found a letter C to add to the journal charm that I decided to make into a bracelet. She can leave it on the journal or take it off and wear the bracelet if she chooses.

Mermaid Travelers Notebook Junk Journal

This Mermaid Travelers Notebook Junk Journal measures 8.25 tall by 4.25 when closed and has 18 sheets of paper for a total of 72 pages to use.

Here is a flip through video of the Mermaid Travelers Notebook Junk Journal.

Since she said, Mermaids, shells and the ocean I went to work collecting things to make the journal. Using a couple of stamp sets that had a Mermaid Images was fun to create little journal cards.

Mermaid Travelers Notebook Junk Journal

While out shopping at the Dollar Tree I found these really cool sea themed stickers. I love how they shift to another image when you tilt them.

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Love adding coloring book pages and found a few that fit the theme for this Mermaid Travelers Notebook Junk Journal.

This time around I decided to add some fold out or flip out pages. I wanted this Mermaid Travelers Notebook Junk Journal to be pretty and useful for her.

Mermaid Travelers Notebook Junk Journal

Another technique I tried was using small jute to tie items into the journal. I think it gives that sea feel to the elements. I also like using cheese cloth that was sprayed with Tattered Angles Glimmer mists. It reminds me of nets.

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Most of the pages have been sprayed with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists. Several of the pages were stamped with a starfish and Tim Holtz Distressed Ink.

Mermaid Travelers Notebook Junk Journal

This Mermaid Travelers Notebook Junk Journal is full of lots of tuck spots and pockets. It was fun looking around for elements to add to this journal.

Mermaid Travelers Notebook Junk Journal

Looking for a custom made junk journal? Then feel free to connect with me through my Facebook page. I’ll be glad to work on a custom journal for you.

Mermaid Travelers Notebook Junk Journal

If you haven’t checked out the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group, please do so. Of course, you are welcome to join the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. At the moment it is a small group, but we are a friendly group willing to help each other and encourage each other.

Interested in any of the journals I created? Please feel free to contact me through my Facebook Page. Follow me on Instagram for updates that may not be shared on my blog.

Here is my shop, I have a lot of items uploaded and add more weekly.

Keep updated of my posts by following me. Follow my blog with Bloglovin.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today to learn about Mermaid Travelers Notebook Junk Journal.