Glass Tile Graphic Pendant and Ring Tutorialcomments (10) November 4th, 2009
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.