Sunday, June 30, 2013

Glass Tile Pendants

Mad Hatter pendant
This is the easiest pendant you will ever make!

You will need one of Sakura Hobby Craft’s glass tiles and matching bezel cup, Crystal Lacquer and an image that fits the tile.

The glass tiles are available in rectangle, square and circular shapes.
Glass tiles (800x439)
There are bezel cups to match.  There are also bails you can glue right onto the glass tiles
Bezels (800x600)
I made two pendants.
One features a piece of paper I printed with my Gelli plate.
Finished aqua pendant (791x800)
The other uses a Mad Hatter image from Graphic 45’s Hallowe’en in Wonderland Collection.
Mad Hatter finished (722x800)
You could use almost any paper, and I think fabric would work fine, too.  I think this would be great with a map featuring your hometown or some of your favorite text.  You may want to seal the image with Mod Podge if you think it will run.

You could trace the shape of the glass tile onto your paper and cut the paper to fit, but it’s really easy to adhere the glass tile to the paper with Crystal Lacquer and then trim it when it starts to set up.  Crystal Lacquer comes in a bottle with a small dispenser tip that is perfect for squeezing out small amounts.  I lightly coated the back of my glass tiles with Crystal Lacquer.  I didn’t spread the Crystal Lacquer all the way to the edges of the tiles, because it sort of gets squished out when you put it down on the paper.  After coating the tiles, I placed them where I wanted them on the paper.  The tile wants to slide around on the Crystal Lacquer, so you’ll want to hold it in place for a moment while it settles.
Glued with Crystal Lacquer (800x341)
Mad Hatter glued (800x636)
Once the Crystal Lacquer started to set up, I trimmed the paper with scissors.
Trimmed (800x376)
Then I coated the back of the paper lightly with Crystal Lacquer and set the tiles down into the bezel cups.  I used a wet paper towel to wipe away a little Crystal Lacquer that got squished out.
In the bezels (800x454)
And that was it!  All I had to do then was put the pendants on chains.  Sakura offers ball chain in several finishes.  I used some chain I had on hand.
Finished aqua pendant 2 (800x638)
Wouldn't this be a great favor at an Alice in Wonderland party?  You could use a different character for each guest!
Mad Hatter pendant 2
I live in a really dry place, and I could make these in the morning to wear the same evening, but in other places, you’ll want to let the Crystal Lacquer dry for at least a day or so.

Just think!  You can make this pendant with absolutely any image you want!  I hope you will try it.  Now is the perfect time, because for the month of July, you can get 20% off your total purchase from Sakura by entering coupon code Summer07 at checkout!


  1. LOVELY Karen - THANKS for sharing!

  2. Fantastic tips on this post. I think this would make a wonderful gift for a girls party with their favorite characters. Well done!

  3. What an awesome craft. I really like this. Such creativity is absolutely unique. Hope to make one so soon. This is indeed perfect as accessories. Thanks for sharing.