Monday, March 30, 2009

Glass pebbles pendant tutorial

If you like vintage goodies, you must love this one! I've made a matching bracelet to the necklace, love every bits of it !!

vintage victoria

As I've promised, I'll show a tutorial on how to make these fabulous pendants.All you need is a pair of scissors, glass glue (make sure it's dry clear), clear pebbles and patterned papers.

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Place the pebbles to the desired pattern and draw circles,

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cut the drawn circles, i usually cut them slightly smaller,

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It'll look like this,

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Apply small amount of glue onto the papers,

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Press the pebbles to the paper as hard as possible, then wipe off the excessive glue,

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Let it dry for at least 24 hours, it might seems dry after a couple of minutes, but I prefer to play safe, i'll let it dry for 24 hours at least.

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There, your pebbles are done, you can make about any pattern you like.

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Lastly, you've gotta glue a bail onto it, since i don't have a bail, so i glue a round charm which has the same size as the pebble.

On the other hand, i made wire wrapped rings with these pebble pendants. It's easy, just make button wire wrapped ring, then glue the pebble onto it, see..

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It's nice, but i think my wire wrapping skill is terrible, the pebbles appeared to be too big.

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Other than just flowers, I've cut out Swatch watch faces and make them into pebble pendants.

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..and turned it into keychain, so cute right? Looks like a little Swatch watch dangling from the keys.

13 comments:

Wendy said...

Hie Stephanie, this is a really cool and easy way to make pendants.. before u shown this tutorial i've only had clear epoxy resin in mind. But this seems so so so much easier! Thanks for sharing ya. Can't wait to try my hands on them :)

Joan said...

thks for the sharing, it's cool. going to try mine.

Stephanie meiyu said...

Hi Wendy, Joanne, it's addictive, i am making so many of them :P

Make sure the glue used is dries clear ya ^_^

YT said...

Eh pretty, as easy as u tried to make it sound, it's still mission impossible for me :P

I need you to help me make a necklace and a matching pair of earrings. Need them before April 24, possible? I will call you soon, kay? Thanks.

Stephanie meiyu said...

haha YT, it's really easy, no cheating :P

ei? earrings and necklace, for your boss? sure thing!

moon said...

wow wow nice! Where do you get all the pebbles?

Stephanie meiyu said...

hi moon, i got mine from tesco, i once saw IKEA has it, but it's was years ago, not sure if they still have it now.

These pebbles are those normal type of clear pebbles you can get from the supermarket :)

Queenie said...

hi, where do you get the glue from? Thx

Gina said...

Can you use a hot glue gun for this instead of glass glue?

Stephanie meiyu said...

hi Gina, nope, you can't use hot glue gun because it doesn't have dries clear

Siti Di Alam Fantasi said...

So sad I still couldn't find the pebbles anywhere :(
Is it possible for me to buy from you?

Stephanie meiyu said...

hi siti, thanks for dropping by.
You can buy it from here,

http://www.beading.my/glass-cabochons-transparent-low-domed-half-round-flat-back-you-pick-size-sold-per-pkg-of-4-to-20-pcs-654-001p.html

Srinah Fadzil said...

Hi, what glue do you use? Is it the glass glue? Can get the glue from tesco?