*We recommend Mod Podge Dimensional Magic (or even Rangers Glossy Accents) This project wouldn’t really work with Diamond Glaze as from personal experience Diamond Glaze tends to bubble and you run into problems when you start to layer it over 2mm. Also Mod Podge Dimensional Magic doesn’t really take long to dry. You can use the original Mod Podge Gloss but the Mod Podge Dimensional Magic seals the lace at the end with a smooth finish.
1. . Cut the lace into a generous rectangle that fits around the pendant (see picture below). On the back of the glass chandelier pendant apply a layer of Mod Podge Dimensional Magic. Push out any bubbles from the Dimensional Magic and lay the lace on top. Push the lace down, make sure the Dimensional Magic covers the back of the pendant (if it runs into the outside of the lace this ok as it makes the lace in the next step easier to cut). If the Dimensional Magic runs into the front of the glass pendant clean up with a damp cloth. Take the head pin and push through the hole the top of the pendant and the lace. Allow to dry flat.
2. When the Dimensional Magic is dry, remove the head pin and take your scissors and cut the lace to fit the pendant. When happy apply a layer of the Dimensional Magic to seal the lace and help stick down the lace if it lifted. Take the head pin and push through the hole the top of the pendant and let the Dimensional Magic dry.
3. When dry add to your jewellery designs.
There are two ways to mount the butterfly to the filgree one is to glue it on or the other is to secure it with wire. If you are gluing your can hide the hole by gluing rhinestones on top or you can work with the holes to add some decorative beads.
OPTION ONE – Gluing
*Take 6cm of either 24ga or 26ga wire and thread one 4x3mm crystal rondelle bead and sit it in the middle of the wire and molding the wire around it. Now thread on 8mm daisy spacer thread a length of wire through each button hole on the butterfly** Apply a tab of glue on the back of the butterfly and thread the wire through the filigree. Allow the glue to dry. Finish the wire by curling flat on the back.
OPTION TWO – Securing with wire
Repeat from * to ** from option one. Now thread the back of the filigree. You are going to work with the holes in the filigree to secure the button. Twist the wire and place on opposite sides of the filigree. Making sure the wire is flat work secure the ends of around one of the outside stems of the filigree. Use the pictures as a guide.
We have been making glass tile jewellery for nearly 10 years (yep we where one of the first bead shops to write tutorials for magazines and bring the craft to the bead shows). When we first started the only two decent clear adhesive on the market Diamond Glaze and Mod Podge (which I still love as you can use it for so many things). Manufacturing caught on to the trend and a crop of new and improved clear adhesives hit the market with my personal favourite Mod Podge Dimensional Magic – 2 Ounces.
In a nutshell there are two main kinds of glass tile making where you get a glass tile and stick an image on it and then use a decorative surface for the back of the tile, glue a bail on. The other kind is where you use a glass cabochon (the glass has dome effect, slightly thinner) stick an image on and then mount the glass cabochon on a setting. The tutorials below (some on this site and some on our main website Beads Online) will take you through both techniques. Also if we make any more tutorials (which we will as that’s what we do) I will add them on – EnjoyXx
I fell in love with these gemstone beads the minute I laid my eyes on them and I knew they would be perfect for another version of my tree of life (I previously created this style with a large Lapis stone). The earthy colour of the agate with the stripes is really stunning. Agate is a good balancing stablising stone.