Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Glass Tile Pendant Panache.

I have been having a blast creating these glass tile pendants for about a week now. I purchased the white glass wafers from Etsy.com where they are readily available in a wide variety of shapes and sizes. These ones are actually quite large and are about the size of a silver dollar.

Each wafer has a slight magnifying effect which beautifully enlarges whatever image you are using to create with. You can use a variety of materials to create these such as paper, fabric, and transfers.

For the blue one I used a gorgeous piece of Japanese Chiyogami Paper that I have been wanting to do something special with.

The white one was created using a scrap of handmade paper with a black backing that partially shows through giving a unique and interesting look.

The delicate rose one is probably my favorite of all and was made with a colorful rose graphic taken from an old Victorian calender. I love how feminine this one looks and I think it would make the perfect gift for the Victorian art lover.

The process involved in creating the pendants is just a tad bit involved as perfectly sizing your image can be a challenge. Once your image has been sized a liquid resin solution is applied directly to the glass and is pressed onto whatever image is being used.

Next, several layers of the resin are added to the back of the sealed pendant. In between the first and second layer of the back is when the pendant bail has to be perfectly centered so as not to give a lop-sided appearance. The final step is to completely seal the back with more resin to make it water resistant. They have been a lot of fun to create and I plan to make many more and will also put a few up for sale.


  1. Hi Cindy,
    I just read the comment you left on my blog and had to come over her to check out your pendants. They are gorgeous!

    I haven't visited your blog for a couple of weeks, but it's weird... there must definitely be something in the air. I have been working on some flowers too. Guess it's just like they say, "Great minds think alike." ; - )

    Best wishes,

  2. Thanks Michelle for the nice comments and I can't wait to see the flowers you create! :)

  3. Cindy,
    This is a wonderful idea. You are so very creative. Do you ever run out of ideas? I love the Japanese Chiyogami Paper one.....so pretty.
    Thanks for posting these.

  4. Thanks Generation Girls for the nice compliment! I hope I never run out of ideas because there is always something new to learn. I think my brain is just kinda wired that way. :)

  5. These are just wonderful. I use to make something similar years ago using just the resin and molds and adding dried flowers, chips of opals, leaves, beads, basically anything I could find. I do like the glass front and the magnifying affect.

  6. That sounds gorgeous Bree! I did something similar using molds recently when my sister visited my grandmother's (who passed away many years ago) old house in another city and she asked the owner if she could take some cuttings from the bottlebrush tree in the front yard. She and I spent many afternoons playing underneath that tree as children and we have many good memories of it.

    Anyway, she brought them to me and I put them into a mold and then poured UTEE (Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel) into the square mold and created some keepsake pendants for my sister, mother and myself. Now we can see the bottle brush sprigs to remind us all of such happy memories forever. :)

  7. Hi Cindy! Thanks for stopping in at the blog this week :) I love your elegant pieces working with images and glass!

  8. No problem Scrappy Tree! I love your blog too. You always have such creative ideas and inspiration to share. :)


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