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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,
–superglue,
–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!

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