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Wearable Art: How to Make Custom Glass Tile Pendants

Looking for a fast, fun way to create a personalized necklace? It’s easier than you think! You don’t need any special tools or skills; just follow the simple steps below for how to make glass tile pendants, and before you know it, you’ll be wearing your customized creation.

Glass Tile Necklaces

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How to make glass tile pendants

Materials:

  • Blank glass tile
  • Scissors
  • Mod Podge
  • Sponge brush
  • Your choice of design, printed on paper
  • Jewelry bail
  • Super glue or E6000
  • Necklace chain

Step 1: 

Choose your image. Will you use a special photo? An eye-catching pattern from a piece of scrapbook paper? A map of a beloved vacation spot? Your business logo or monogram? The possibilities are endless. All you need to get started is a printed version of your selected image. For the pendant below, I wanted to showcase the spot where my family stays in Myrtle Beach, so I did an image search, scaled my favorite map to fit my 25mm square tile, and printed it out. Glass tiles are available in a variety of shapes and sizes, so choose whichever you like best.

Map Tile Necklace

Step 2:

Trim your image to the same size as your tile.

Step 3: 

Attach your image with Mod Podge. Use a sponge brush to apply a thin coat of Mod Podge to the back of your glass tile. Place your image face-down on top of the Mod Podge. At first, you’ll see white streaks through the glass, but it will dry completely clear. You can also add a little sparkle by using the Mod Podge Glitter formula!

Sparkly version of pendant

Step 4: 

Seal it. Once the initial coat is dry, apply a thin coat of Mod Podge to the back of your image to seal the design to the glass.

Step 5: 

Attach a jewelry bail. Use super glue or E6000 to attach a bail to your pendant. Thread a chain through the bail, and your necklace is ready to wear.

That’s it! Five simple steps, and you’re ready to model your custom creation. 

"Dance" glass tile pendant

There are endless possibilities for customizing a glass tile necklace. How would you create yours?

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2 Comments

JOSEFINA

I really enjoy all the things that I get in this website. Everyday a new skills that are helping me to improve my. knowledges.
thank you.

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LJ

Where can I find glass tiles to buy? Are they in jewelry making departments? Or might I find them in a home improvement store in their tile department?

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