Thursday, January 9, 2014

How to Make a Photo Glass Pendant with Faux Soldering

This is one of my favorite pieces of jewelry, and I wear it often.  I used a picture of my daughter to make a sweet glass pendant that I absolutely love to wear.  You could easily change the picture to match any of your loves or interests.  Wouldn't this make an awesome Valentine's Day gift?


(This post first appeared at Crafts Unleashed, where I am a member of their fabulous Design Team.)

Supplies Needed:
To make your own Faux Soldered Glass Pendant:

Step one:  Fussy cut an image from a picture.  Glue it onto a die cut and add other paper embellishments, like the wings and the word.

Step two:  Apply Dimensional Magic to the center of the image.  Press the glass tile firmly onto the image.  After a minute or so, turn it over and firmly press on the back of the paper to smooth out any air  bubbles that may be trapped.  Allow it to dry.

Step three:  Once it has dried, cut around the edges of the tile to remove the excess paper.


Step four:  Cut a strip of the memory foil tape, and wrap it around the edges of the tile.

Step five:  Use a bone folder or similar tool to firmly press down the foil.

Step six:  Glue a bail onto the back of the tile and finish with Dimensional Magic.


I absolutely love my new pendant!  It makes me smile when I look at it, and I love that it's a picture of my little girl.  Now I need to make one for each of my boys.  It's so easy to do you could make several in one day, for yourself and for gifts.  Have fun crafting!

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5 comments:

  1. So you just use the memory foil tape and don't have to solder?! I LOVE it and your pendants look amazing. Well done and thanks for the inspiration.

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    1. Thank you! Yes, this tape is awesome. I've always wanted to learn how to solder, but until then, this is how I do it!

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  2. Love this, what a great idea!! Thanks for sharing :D

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  3. oooh - now i want to go get some memory foil tape! ;)

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