New Year’s Eve Glass Tile Necklace

Well, the end of 2011 is upon us, and I don’t know about you, but I really enjoy celebrating the new year.  NYE is my favorite “holiday” (can you really call it a holiday?) right behind July 4th.  It’s an evening where you get togther with friends and family, and even those who have had a rough go of it lately usually look forward to the new start a new year brings.  There’s champagne and kissing at midnight – how can you go wrong?

So as we head out for our celebrations tonight, I thought I’d whip up a cute-little-something I’ve been meaning to get around to, and since Santa brought me an awesome new printer for Christmas, I was able to design a glass tile necklace to wear today!

I know these are nothing new, but I’ll give you the quick how-to, in case you haven’t seen them already.

Glass Tile Pendant

What you’ll need:

  • Glass tile(s) – I got mine at Candytiles on Etsy
  • Bail(s) – I got mine with my tiles, but bails are pretty readily available at most craft stores
  • Mod Podge & Paintbrush
  • Graphic to use (and scissors to trim it down)
  • Amazing E6000 or other heavy-duty permanent adhesive
  • A chain to wear your lovely creation

First of all, you need a graphic.  You are welcome to use mine if you like, it’s nothing fancy:

Just scale it down to the size of your tile.  Mine was 1″ square.  Print it, trim it down.  I trimmed mine to 15/16″ since the edges of my tile were rounded, and you don’t want any edges hanging over.

Mod Podge the back of your tile.  This is very hard to illustrate, but here goes anyway:

Carefully place your graphic face down on the Mod Podge.  I gave it a second coat afterward to make sure it’s really stuck down.

Let it dry.  Then, use your adhesive to attach the bail.

Try not to get that much adhesive.  I didn’t mean to overdo it, but you definitely don’t need as much as what’s shown here.  Now, let that dry.  Then – just string it on your chain, wear it and be merry!

Happy new year to you all – be safe and have fun tonight!  Cheers to what awaits in 2012!

~ Adrianne

Comments

  1. Linda at beachside cottage says

    HI – Following you back!

    What a great idea! Perfect for New Year's and would work for so many other celebrations, too!

    Thanks for sharing and have a bright and beautiful New Year!!!

    Linda
    Sand and Sea
    (aka beachside cottage)

  2. Kathy says

    I LOVE it! Sure you dont want to do a giveaway to your…MOST RECENT COMMENTER!! J/K have a safe celebration and many many blessings to you in 2012!!

  3. special 'k' says

    Its fabulous! Thanks for sharing. I will follow on my way out so I can revisit. I hope you can find the time to come visit me and do the same. HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! Cheers SpecialK XoXo

  4. Abbie says

    Such a cute and totally doable little project!

    I had no idea these were so easy!

    I LOVE it!

    Would also love it if you stopped by for a visit!

    P.S. I'm your newest follower. : )

    ~Abbie (www.fivedaysfiveways.com)

  5. Terry says

    You know I love this (and not just for the subject matter, lol) – thanks so much for linking it up to our party. :)

  6. Angela's Heartwork says

    Super tutorial! Thanks for sharing. Will have to try this as I've always admired these necklaces. ;)

  7. Jenny says

    Happy New Year, Adrianne! I love this project… so cute and it can be so personal too. It's a great gift idea!

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