Sunday, January 16, 2011

DIY Tutorial: Make Your Own Glass Tile Photo Pendants, Earrings and Magnets!

 Glass tile pendants, earrings and magnets are so fun and easy to make!
 For a great how-to video and tutorials please see:
TUTORIALS : Make your own glass bubble and tile pendants - The Beading Gem's Journal
art magnets, glass tile magnets
hot pink magnets, glass tile magnets

russian blue cat, flower pendant
 For supplies I get all of the items needed here:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/SunAndMoonCraftKits 

My tips:
1) Use  50 lb or heavier matte photo or presentation paper
2) Let ink dry overnight; test with one tile to see if your ink runs, if it does try Krylon clear matte acrylic spray to seal (I do not recommend Micro Glaze; this is a wax so the water based Diamond or Sun & Moon Glaze will not stick well.) You can also try baking at 250ยบ for 15 minutes to seal the ink.
3) Press lightly or the glaze will squish out and you will get a silvery crazing.


11 comments:

  1. Very cool Heather! It sounds like a ton of fun, and I love your photos in this post! Thanks a lot for giving me another thing I want to try.... :-)

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  2. these are lovely tiles :)

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    They have bags, booties, lady shoes and etc.
    They are all PDF PATTERNS and very easy!.

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  3. Hi Heather - thanks for visiting and following my blog!

    These glass pendants are a great idea.. love the kitty!

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    1. Between You And I, Thanks so much, very fun to make :)

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  5. I love your blog .This is a cool site and I wanted to post a little note to tell you, good job! Best wishes!!!

    Glass Tile and Mosaic Tile

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  6. Very impressive. Loved your blog, and the beads are great.
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