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Glass Tile Pendants

November 7, 2013

Have you seen these glass tile pendants at craft fairs? They’re easy to make yourself, and if you have a lot of design ideas, you could put together a bunch of these assembly line style.

Pretty paper is a good starting point; if you’re a good collage maker, you can add more layers to your design. These are both from the same floral paper.

GlassTile1

There is a nice tutorial and supply list here on Crafts Unleashed. That’s the blog for the Consumer Crafts website, so the supply lists links to their site. Note that if you sign up for Consumer Crafts emails, you’ll occasionally get reduced-rate or free shipping offers. I don’t like paying for shipping, so I try to save my ordering for when there’s a deal. Of course, you can also shop at your local craft store.

Project notes:

  • It’s nice to have a good-looking back side in case the pendant flips over. The paper I used had a solid color on the back, but if yours doesn’t, you may want to add another layer of paper or add a design on the back.

GlassTile2

  • I also bought some round drop charms, but I don’t like how they look. They have a loop at the top that screws into the charm and the screw is visible. If you look closely at the top of the charm, you can see the screw. If you attach paper to the back of the charm, it doesn’t cover it up.

GlassTile3

  • I tried the faux soldering technique shown in the tutorial, but it just didn’t look as nice as in the example. Luckily, the memory foil tape is easy to remove.
  • Be sure to clean the tiles with glass cleaner before you start to work.
  • Thicker paper is easier to work with.
  • Work on wax paper, which will help keep the glue and mod podge from sticking to your work surface.
  • Size is a personal preference, but the rectangles are too big and heavy for me. If you’re ordering online, sketch out the size of the tiles and make sure it’s what you want. The larger size might make a nice mini-Christmas ornament.
  • Search online for “glass tile pendant” and you’ll see a ton more ideas.
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4 comments

  1. These are really pretty and I imagine that the possibilities are endless since there are so many beautiful papers now.


  2. These are stunning, Jill! Nicely done.


  3. These are very pretty.


  4. Wow!!! These are beautiful!!!!



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