Monday, June 6, 2011

DIY Glass Image Art ~ Giveaway!

DIY Glass Image art ~ Giveaway!
Through the summer a big part of our road show is Glass Image Art ~ 
We are now offering DIY (Do it yourself) kits 
with everything you need to create your own glass image art jewelry.






The GIVEAWAY is your choice of 
 Necklace and earring set and one of our DIY Kits ~ Two winners!
you must follow my blog and leave a message here, your blog, Facebook or Twitter - tell us if you would be interested in more DIY kits in metal & unique beads with tutorials or you can share this giveaway with your friends...be sure to create a new message with each place you share this! 

We have 2 kits right now 
 $22 & free shipping

3 square & 3round glass tiles, glaze, glue, chains, bails and tutorial 

3 round 1" glass tiles 6 small round glass tiles, glaze, glue, chains, bails and tutorial

Here's a quick tutorial to show you how it's done! 


Melinda Orr Designs
DIY Kit
Glass Image Art Pendant Tutorial


This tutorial will show you how to make glass tile
pendants or earrings as well.


Materials needed:
  • Glass tile ~ with flat back
  • Paper (scrapbook paper, magazine cutouts, or photos)
  • Dimensional glaze (Diamond Glaze, Sun and Moon Scrabble and Glass Glaze)
  • Bail (notice the pendant and earring bails are different)
  • E6000 Glue (industrial glue suitable for metal bails)
  • Scissors
  • Small tip paintbrush
 Let’s get started!



Step 1 – Choose your pattern paper. I have chosen double sided scrapbooking  paper, but you can use your scraps of paper, old magazine pages, or even print a photo for a personalized pendant (great for mothers day, fathers day, birthdays etc). If you are using a picture that has an undesired back, you will need another sheet of paper.




Step 2 – Take an unused glass tile to use as a viewfinder over the chosen paper from the previous step to find an appropriate selection that makes a nice frame for your pendant or earrings. You can also take a punch out tool for the same effect (remember make sure the punch out is the same size as your glass tile). Try to select near the edge so as not to waste paper


Circle punch out tool (1” round circle)
Step 3 – If you are using a picture with an undesired backing you need to use the glaze to adhere the finished backing to the picture. (If not, skip this step).

Lightly glaze picture back and press 



Step 4 – Apply a generous layer of glaze to the back of the glass tile (the flattest part of your tile). Make sure to coat the entire surface and slightly over the rounded edges. 

Diamond Glaze on Glass Tile

Step 5 – Place your punched out piece of paper over the glass tile (remember to place the paper face down on to the glass), move the paper into place with your fingers and turn the tile over. If you do not use the punch out method, just place the glass tile on the desired paper. Push down firmly on the tile to rid of any air bubbles that may have occurred. 

Punched out circle

Glass tile glazed to double sided paper

Glass tile on picture glazed to backing 


Step 6 – Then, by using a small paint brush, go around the edges to smooth out the extra glaze. This will help seal the paper to the tile and make it easier to cut out the glass tile once dry.

Add caption

Step 7 – Leave to dry (this may take a few hours for the glaze to adhere to the glass and paper). Your tile may slide over the paper slightly, if so, move it back into place.


Step 8 – Once dry, cut out along the edge of the tile with scissors, making sure the edge is smooth and even. Then, apply E6000 glue (suitable for metal) to the back of the bail and apply to the pendant . Leave to dry (about 24 hours)

Earring Bail on glass

Pendant Bail
Double Pendant Bail




You can create all sorts of pendants - here are some examples:








 You can even add a touch of your own artwork or personalize by drawing on the prints, 
using a StazOn stamping ink. 
You can see from the pendants below that I have.




Have fun, be creative, and enjoy!


Angela Orr ~ Glass Image Designer
Check out the rest of our Glass Image Art items 
on our ETSY Site 


This tutorial is for personal use only and may not be sold ~ 
Please feel free to share this giveaway and tutorial with direct links back to my blog ~ Please! 

32 comments:

Alice said...

I love these! Thanks so much for sharing the tutorial!!!

I'd love to win one of the DIY kits as I've never made these before.

Alice said...

I'm already a follower of your blog.

Patty said...

I love the option to buy DIY kits and would enjoy having metals and beads available too. The tutorial is very helpful and understandable. I have shared the giveaway on FB. Thanks!

Alice said...

I posted this on the sidebar of the blog.

The Clay Chick said...

These are so cool! I love DIY kits, they're a great way to throw your own spin on what you make.

Christine said...

Thanks for the great tutorial! I have some of the glass tiles which I bought them over a year ago - you make this so simple!

Jel said...

yay~ what a nice tutorial. thanks for sharing. i really hope i win so that i could try making one too. i already have an idea of what ill make :D

punkme15 at gmail dot com

Jel said...

im already a GFC follower of your blog, name is Jel

punkme15 at gmail dot com

Jel said...

i am also a fan of crafts and arts, so i would definitely love to read more DIY tutorials <3

punkme15 at gmail dot com

Jel said...

shared on twitter: https://twitter.com/mynameisjel/status/77978730940727296

punkme15 at gmail dot com

Jel said...

shared on FB also: http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=214525951903518&id=100002184952335

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Kristen said...

Oh OH OH I so want to try this!!!!! I love the idea of DIY Kits especially with instructions like those! What an awesome giveaway! I will share this on FB right now! Although I want it for myself! LOL

Cindy said...

Thanks for the great step-by-step tutorial. I just received a few glass baubles this week & was hoping to give them a try soon in bezels. Yes, I think DIY kits are a great idea!

Deci said...

I mostly do bead embroidery but would love to try this. A kit would be great!

Deci said...

I am your new follower!

Deci said...

I shared on Twitter.

Deci said...

Shared on FB

Deci said...

I blogged here http://gemtrails.blogspot.com/2011/06/tutorial-glass-image-art-giveaway-from.html

Kristen said...

I did blog about it!
http://kristen-beadjourney.blogspot.com/2011/06/you-have-to-check-these-giveaways-out.html

Lubna said...

Thanks so much. A very well written tutorial. The DIY kits seem perfect.
Thanks for also hosting a give away.
lukathewriter(at)gmail(dot)com

Lubna said...

Thanks so much. A very well written tutorial. The DIY kits seem perfect.
Thanks for also hosting a give away.
lukathewriter(at)gmail(dot)com

doroffee said...

Ooooh, I love diy stuff! :)

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Shirley said...

Wow! I came over from another blog site. I am amazed at how easy you made that tutorial look. I think I have a new summer project! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

Karen Propes said...

I have seen these before, but my Crafter sense says I WANT TO TRY THIS!!! Add me to the giveaway, Thanks

Mary Anne said...

I love DIY kits. They lead to so many more ideas!! Thanks for the tutorial, I have some old sheet music that would be perfect for this.

Mary Anne said...

I love DIY kits. They lead to so many more ideas! Thank you so much for the tutorial.

Franstuff said...

Very cool tutorial!! I love the kits, this is something I really want to try out. I am a follower on google connect.

Franstuff said...

I liked you on facebook

nato said...

Hello, nice giveaway, its nice to try these as we can't find them here in my country.
Am a follower.
Nathalie

moonlitfantaseas said...

very cool tutorial! I would love to win one of your DIY kits!

For My Sweet Daughter said...

OMG I so need this kit! I would be thrilled with either one :-)
Shannon C

fireflymyst said...

Thanks for sharing! I would love one!

I follow your blog:>)

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