Tuesday, March 8, 2011

How to Make Glass Tile Pendant

Look at this pretty glass tile pendant! Do you think it's difficult to make? :) No! It's easy as 1-2-3! :)

How to make glass tile pendant
First of all, you need an image. If you'd like to make a pendant with hearts, you can download free digital collage which I'm happy to share.

Free digital collage
The collage sheet is 4x6 inches, 300 dpi. It can be download there. If the link doesn't work, please leave a comment and I'll fix it. Please, don't forget to come back and download it. :) Print it on heavy paper (80-100 lb) on laser printer.

NOTE: Please keep in mind, that the collage sheet can not be sold as a collage in digital or printed form.

To make the pendant, you will need an image, settings for glass tile, glaze, and super glue (I prefer gel super glue).

How to make glass tile pendant
I usually buy supplies in SunAndMoonKits shop on Etsy. Gina who runs the shop is very nice and responsive. She always open for custom quantity of items. :) If you are planning to make just 1-2 pendants, you probably will need just sample size of glaze - not the big bottle.

So... lets make the pendant :)

First, cut of an image.

How to make glass tile pendant
Then, apply a little bit of glaze on the back side of the glass tile. Well... maybe not a little bit but more :) So it shouldn't be a very thin layer.

How to make glass tile pendant
Spread it evenly without air bubbles inside. Place the image with face side on the glaze and gently press it from center to the edges. Be sure, that there is no airy spots between glaze and paper. Also, paper should slide on the glaze when you touch it. It means that right amount of glaze applied. Be sure that edges of the paper are also with no air between glaze and the image.

Set aside the glass tile for a couple of hours while the glaze become firm. Then, just trim extra paper on the sides and remove extra glaze from the glass.

How to make glass tile pendant
Put a little bit of super glue in the setting.

How to make glass tile pendant
And place the glass tile with paper side down.

How to make glass tile pendant
And your pendant is ready :)

If you'd like to make a personalized pendant, you can look in my blog for other free graphics , and also please have a look at my GraphicLand shop on Etsy for affordable great digital collages.

Enjoy! :)


Unknown said...

Great tutorial!
Thank you so much!

Natalka Pavlysh said...

lovely pendants!

Maria Veigman said...

super tutorial!
thank you

YanArt said...

So cute! I love it!
very nice pendant!
Thank you!

SocksAndMittens said...

What a great tutorial! I definitely will try to make it!

Crow In White creative studio. said...

Love it!! Great tutorial!

IrinaN said...

Thank you ladies :) I'm glad that you like it :)

laurel said...

Pretty! And you're right - it doesn't look too hard! I'd love for you to submit this to the M&T Spotlight at http://www.makeandtakes.com/spotlight

IrinaN said...

Laurel, thank you for the tip :) I'm off to submit it :)

Ceramic Tile Los Angels said...

From your site, I have got some new idea how to make glass tile pendants, which is very useful for me and other also. Please please keep sharing for more information. Thanks a lot....

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Unknown said...

I think there might be a problem with the link :( Would like to try the tutorial but am unable to download the images.

IrinaN said...

Chrizette, the link is fixed.

MD Owen said...

I would like to make this for a friend who likes the Playboy Bunny icon. Is there any way you could do a few collage variations of the Bunny symbol, or something close to it? Her birthday is on 1/31.

- Mindy

IrinaN said...

MD Owen, please, email me to graphicland0 at gmail dot com

MD Owen said...

Irinia, I emailed you as you requested. Thank you!

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