Tutorial: glass tile necklace

I am ready for spring! Considering it snowed here today, I think I need a little taste of spring to hold me over until the warm weather decides to set in for good.

So, I made an interchangeable spring/summer necklace. Themey without being too themey.

They really are easy to make, once you get the supplies.

Here is what I used to make these:

  • Patterned Paper (I used Graphic 45 and DCWV Mariposa)
  • Glass tiles (Amazon)
  • Glossy Accents (Michael’s or Hobby Lobby)
  • Chain (Hobby Lobby)
  • Bails (Hobby Lobby)
  • Scissors (not pictures)
  • Pencil (not pictured)
  • Matte Modge Podge (not pictured)
  • E-6000 (not pictured)

Start by selecting your paper, laying the tile over it, and tracing it.

(by the way, isn’t that Graphic 45 paper to die for? Their paper is awesome)

Cut out your square and apply a pretty generous dot of the Glossy Accents.

Squish your tile down onto the Glossy Accents, and wiggle the tile around a bit until it is completely adhered with no air bubbles. You may have some ooze out the sides — just wipe it away. This is what you will have:

Let them dry. Before you put the bails on the back, you will want to give the back of the paper a couple coats of Mod Podge. This just seals the paper and makes your necklace a little more durable.

Apply the bails using E-6000. It is a really strong glue so you won’t have to worry about the bails falling off.

(Side note: Seriously, if you make jewelry or anything else in the world, buy a tube of this stuff. I use it all the time, but especially in jewelry making.)

Now be patient and let them dry.

All done! You know what I love about this kind of tutorial? If Graphic 45 paper and butterflies make you want to barf, you can use what you want. This is a great necklace to personalize for a gift…or make like 20 for yourself.