Want to know how to make a glass tile pendant?? They’re super easy – you can do this! Here’s a brief tutorial.
They can end up costing less than $1.70 each – wow! Perfect for gifts. What a great craft – I had one mom comment to me “this is a great craft that spans all ages – my daughter (7 yrs old) could do it and so could I and my mother – and we all enjoyed it!”
First gather your supplies – you’ll need:
–a glass tile,
–a bail (that’s the hook that goes on the back),
–paper or fabric design,
–diamond glaze and a small paintbrush,
–and a chain to hang it on.
Some ideas for your glass tile pendants:
–Use fabric and paper – here’s a post with great idea tips.
–Use a photo – here’s a post on how to resize and image for a tile.
–Use a school mascot to make a great teacher gift.
I bought all my supplies from CandyTiles
and was really impressed. I especially like her bundle packs
– you don’t have to think because it has everything – you can get 20 bails, 20 tiles, 20 chains, and a bottle of diamond glaze for $33.50 – perfect. And prices get better as you order more – I organized this craft for moms to do at our playgroup and ended up ordering 2 100 Bundle Packs – so make it a party
** update – 10% off at CandyTiles if you enter “sugarbeez10” in the coupon code area **
First take your tile, and trace it onto your paper. Then cut it out slightly inside the lines. You can use an exacto knife but I just used scissors. Hold it up with your tile on top of it to check the size – you don’t want any paper sticking out behind the edge.
Next squirt your diamond glaze on the back of the tile – about pea size. Use a small paintbrush to spread it out – enough to coat the back of the tile but not so much that it’s going to ooze.
Then while the diamond glaze is still wet set your paper face-down onto it. Rub the paper to get a really good seal. That will prevent bubbles being seen through the glass.
Let dry for 5-10 mintues or longer. Then squirt diamond glaze on the back of the paper and spread it out with a paintbrush to seal in your paper. Let dry several hours. Then using superglue, glue your bails to the back. (Don’t use Gorilla Glue – it foams a little so it won’t look as clean around your bail)
We had a great time making these – and so will you!