It's freezing outside and I don't want to leave my house! I'm using this "indoor" time to get some of my crafting projects done. I'm planning on giving these necklaces for mothers day, but they would be perfect for birthdays or Valentine's day too. These are really pretty and cost less than $2.50 each!
*You can use any shape/size/color pendant with coordinating glass pieces. Items at Hobby Lobby typically go on sale every other week. I NEVER pay full price for anything at the craft stores. You don't need much glue/glaze for this project, they should last you thru several more projects.
- Diamond Glaze (purchased at Walmart for $5.49
- E-6000 Industrial Strength Adhesive (purchased at Hobby Lobby with 40% off for $1.78)
- 1" Clear Circle Glass Pieces 8pk (purchased at Hobby Lobby 50% off $1.99)
- (8) 1" Silver Plated Circle Pendant (purchased at Hobby Lobby 50% off $1.24 each)
- Photos printed on heavy duty paper or cardstock to desired size- make sure ink has dried a min 4 hrs.
- X-Acto Knife
- Rubber Mallet
Add a small amount of Diamond Glaze to back of glass circle. Spread around with tip of dispenser or toothpick. Press gently on photo to remove bubbles and hold for 30 seconds. *Note: do not wiggle it around too much as that will smear photo ink. If you make a mistake (or see bubbles), don't worry - Diamond Glaze is water soluable, you can wash off the glaze and paper from the glass piece and try again. Allow to dry overnight.
Using X-Acto Knife, cut paper and extra dried glaze from around glass piece.
Add a small amount of E-6000 adhesive to the inside of pendant (once this dries- it can't be undone) and press glass piece with photo into pendant. If needed, tap (may need a few taps) glass piece into pendant. Remove any extra glue/paper with X-Acto knife that may have pushed out around edges of pendant. Allow to dry 4 hrs.
Place pendant on any chain, ribbon, or key ring you choose. *You may need to add a jump ring to fit pendant on some chains. Done! Wrap and give as gift...or keep it for yourself ;)
Special Thanks to Kristen Burrell Photography for the wonderful photos of my little ones.