As you hopefully already know, one of the things you can win in our 100 Followers Giveaway is a pretty glass tile pendant! So, go and enter the giveaway, and then I'll show you how I make them!
What you need:
* Bottle of glaze
I used Sun And Moon's glaze which worked awesomely.
You could also use Diamond Glaze or something else similar.
* Scrapbook paper (other papers and fabric also work fine)
* Super glue
* Glass pendant shape (1 per pendant)
* Bails or charms (1 per pendant)
What to do:
Cut out a piece of your scrapbook paper to the same size as your glass (slightly larger is OK too).
Make sure the back of your piece of glass is clean.
Apply a dob of glaze to the centre of the back of your glass.
Working quite quickly, spread your glaze out on the back of the pendant using a toothpick.
Use your pin to pop any bubbles if they appear.
Press your glass piece onto your paper. Press it down from the middle, working out towards the edges. This helps avoid bubbles. Getting this step right, i.e. bubble free!, can take a bit of practice.
If you get a big bubble, before the glaze dries you can pull the paper off and wash your glass piece under a running tap. Clean it off thoroughly and you can try again!
Let the glaze dry (I'm a bit OCD so I usually leave stuff overnight) and then use some sharp scissors to trim any excess paper carefully from the edges.
Now, most instructions I've read say to glue the bail on now. I disagree, I think one layer of glaze (or a layer of microglaze) is probably a good idea to protect the paper. It's up to you.
Pop a little dob of super glue onto your bail or charm of choice and press it onto the back of your pendant. This will dry quickly, so place it carefully!
I used a range of different things for these pendants.
When the bail or charm is secure, you can start glazing the back. Use the glaze bottle's nozzle to work around the outside of the back of the pendant.
When you've got glaze all around the edges, work towards the middle. Pop any bubbles that you see with a pin. The glaze will look cloudy until it dries, like this:
Let this dry. Again, I usually wait overnight. You can repeat this step as many times as you like, building up height on the back of the pendant.
All done! Pop them on a necklace cord and you have a gorgeous piece of unique jewellery! If you used charms on the back of your pendants, you might want to attach a jump ring to the charm and slip the necklace cord through that :)
Here's the four pendants I made.
This is the one you can WIN!
What do you think of the name, Whip It Up Wednesday?
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