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,
--and a chain to hang it on.
(keep scrolling and I will tell you where I bought mine)
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.
Go make some!!