Glass Tile Graphic Pendant and Ring Tutorial

comments (10) November 4th, 2009     

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Video Length: 8:00
Produced by: John W. Golden

Here's my latest how-to! For those of you looking for a jewelry making process that is more durable than just dimensional adhesive, and is relatively non-toxic (DG3 is pretty safe, but be careful with all adhesives), I present my Glass Tile Graphic Jewelry. Glass tile over graphics is nothing new, but I have paired that method with a silver plated pendant tray and a silver plated flat ring. The flat ring covers the entire back of the glass tile, making it less susceptible to snapping off, and limiting exposure to moisture. Same goes for the pendant tray.

Judikins DG3 Art Gel is the adhesive that is used, and while it is water soluble, these pieces handle incidental moisture contact very well. When one of these comes out less than perfect, I have to soak the rings for about 15 minutes in water to get them to come apart. I have a pendant that has been soaking for over 24 hours, and while some of the adhesive on the side of the pendants is softened, the glass tile is still stuck fast, with no water seepage into the paper.


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Comments (10)

BluKatDesign writes: Thank-you for a great tutorial!
Posted: 6:57 pm on January 9th
Cha_ writes: Love the tutorial! Does anyone have a website or store as to where I can buy these supplies? I would love to do this project with my niece when she comes over next time. Thanks.
Posted: 10:27 pm on May 3rd
TeacherTeacher writes: Helpful tutorial - thank you. I'm looking to make most of my gifts to give this holiday, and this is a great idea for some of the people on my list. Again, thanks.
Posted: 4:04 pm on November 10th
blingslinger writes: Love the ideas! Where do I find the tiles, pendant trays to fit the tiles, the ring forms & the gel? thanks-a-bunch, blingslinger
Posted: 3:53 pm on November 9th
kbcoffee writes: Fabulous video. Want to try it soon. Thank you so much!!!
Posted: 1:11 am on November 5th
thecraftjunkie writes: Great Tutorial. Thanks for sharing with the world your fantastic tips.
I'm trying to locate the silver plated pendant trays? Any suggestions for a supplier?
Posted: 12:27 am on November 5th
EdeeJoyce writes: I loved the video! It's very well done. I like that you give tips along the way. Being in the middle of the project is not the time to find out I should have had this ready or that ready. This video probably will save crafters tons of money as mistakes can be expensive (that I know all too well).
I am so excited about this project.
Good job!
Posted: 11:27 pm on November 4th
gjeneve writes: I was looking at your post on about the graphic pendand and ring tutoril and no video comes up. Your process sounds very interesint and I would certainly like to check itout.
Posted: 11:22 pm on November 4th
johnwgolden writes: Thank you Mag! Thanks for taking the time to comment.
Posted: 10:12 pm on November 4th
ToolGirldotcom writes: This is such a great instructional video. Thanks so much for taking the time and trouble to demonstrate your technique. You have a really clear delivery style and the results are beautiful.
Keep up the great work.

Posted: 7:19 pm on November 4th
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