So, if you have tried working with glass tiles, you know how addictive it is. Part of it is that it’s easy, part of it is that it’s fun – you can dream up a whole lot of original things to do on a one-inch tile! But I think a lot of it also is just that there are a lot in a pack! So I’ve been brainstorming for other ways to use them, especially this week with my sewing machine in the shop.
After having made necklaces and magnets already, I thought I’d give a hair accessory a try. I don’t wear a lot of barrettes – all I normally use is the occasional hair pin. So I raided my sticker supply and found something green for the upcoming St. Patrick’s Day, and I keep hair pin bails on-hand too. So everything for this project came from my stash, which is always a good thing!
I’m only going to give you the condensed version of the tutorial, since I have shown you… er, lots of tile projects already. :) If you missed them, here are a few you can visit from my archives to get more info!
So the short version for hair pins – this is what you need:
- Stickers or printed graphics (and some Mod Podge, if you’re using a paper graphic from your printer)
- Hair pin bail (s)
- E6000 or other heavy-duty adhesive
- Optional dimensional glaze (I use Glamour Glaze)
Design your tile however you like. I chose a shamrock sticker on an opaque tile, and gave it a coat of dimensional glaze. Once it dried (the drying time is much longer than the project time, this takes very little actual work), I attached the bail to the back with some E6000.
I took about five minutes making my tile in the morning, took a minute to attach the bail at lunchtime, and by the afternoon, all I had left to to was take a couple photographs – including the ever-awkward self-portrait, so you can see what it actually looks like when you wear it. :)
What other ideas have you dreamed up for using leftover tiles? Headbands? Pushpins? Cufflinks?
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